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CSPG Bulletin


Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
Vol. 29 (1981), No. 2. (June), Pages 182-196

Computer Mapping: A Review of What is Available and What is Useful for Exploration Purposes

Nigel M. Waters


This paper presents an overview of the capabilities of computer mapping with a special emphasis on its use in the field of geological exploration. The discussion is organized under six headings: information sources, processing alternatives, statistical and mathematical manipulation of the raw data for the generation of continuous surfaces, display alternatives, software availability and, finally, the usual hardware requirements. A secondary aim of the paper is to direct the reader to some of the current literature in the field of computer mapping.

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