RockD is another offering from the Shana Peters Team at Wisconsin University. You can use it to check the local geology, check-in to local geology localities, create your own check-ins, create field trips, look up the palaeogeographic history of your location and find out what minerals and fossils are within a 20km radius!
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Infoterre is a great web-based GIS of all the geological maps and data available in France! I must admit I spend most of my time reviewing the geochemical surveys to see where the gold is!
Mindat.org is the world’s largest open database of minerals, rocks, meteorites and the localities they come from. Useit, contribute to it! Mindat.org is run by the not-for-profit Hudson Institute of Mineralogy.
Shanan Peters and his team in the University of Wisconsin have created an amazing data and text mining tool called GeoDeepdive that searches the complete content of nearly 12 million publications to find the answers to your questions! Maybe we don’t need more data, we just need to take a better look at all the […]
The team at the British Geological Survey (BGS) have created a Minecraft model for the UK. Go and explore the geology of the UK in Minecraft!
If you are planning a trip to New Zealand then you should take a look at GeoTrips. The guys at GNS Science have compiled a great map-based resource to show you all the best GeoTrips in NZ.
No excuse not to brush up your seismic interpretation skills: OpendTect is free to download. There are several free plugins as well, and lots of very sophisticated commercial plug ins.
GPlates is desktop software for the interactive visualisation of plate-tectonics. GPlates offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions, geographic information system (GIS) functionality and raster data visualisation. GPlates enables both the visualisation and the manipulation of plate-tectonic reconstructions and associated data through geological time. GPlates runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
Visible Geology have created a great 3D visualisation app that runs in your browser and enables you to create stratigraphy, fold it, erode it, bury it, then section and drill it, all in 3D!