Professor plays key role in Web-accessible geological world map

Harvey Thorleifson, a University of Minnesota professor of geology and geophysics who also serves as director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, is one of the lead scientists for an international project to make geological data easily accessible through a Web portal, called OneGeology. The Web portal aims to become the geological equivalent of Google Maps by showing what lies beneath the earth’s surface with digital geological surveys across the globe and cutting-edge Web server technology. The information will be used in understanding earthquakes, determining soil structure, helping to solve problems of excess carbon dioxide, and much more. Read more>>