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Thursday, 10 July 2008 05:57



We would therefore like to introduce a new initiative called the ‘‘Outcropedia’’. Outcropedia is sponsored by TecTask, and its aim of Outcropedia is to make a central, public database of the most important and magnificent outcrops in the World. This has two main purposes:

(1) to make outcrops in unfamiliar places known and accessible to other geologist who would like to organise field trips, study particular structures in excellent exposure or set up new cooperative research projects.

(2) to increase protection of our geological heritage. Many beautiful outcrops are threatened by road building, housing estates or otherwise permanently damaged because the geological importance of the site is simply unknown outside the Earth Science community.


Outcropedia is presently accessible as a web site where the database of outcrops can be seen in GoogleMaps, with short explanations and photographs, and where new outcrops can be entered after registering on the site. We feel that a database like Outcropedia can be a great tool to promote structural geology and would like to invite all readers of the Journal of Structural Geology to contribute material.


Details at http://www.outcropedia.org.

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