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Elsevier adding more than 100,000 maps to GeofacetsPlatform

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Elsevier announced an agreement with Wiley to integrate more than 100,000 maps from Wiley's leading journals into the Geofacets platform. The content integration will increase the amount of trusted data available to geoscientists, helping them to make better-informed decisions in exploration, as well as improve recommendations that influence company investments in new exploration opportunities.

Content to be added includes fundamental geologic maps, petroleum geoscience maps, geophysical maps and specialized maps, such as those focused on sedimentology and geochemistry. The content is from 26 Wiley journals, published on behalf of several society partners (including the American Geophysical Union,). This will increase Geofacets' content portfolio to more than 500,000 maps extracted from almost 200,000 associated articles by the end of the year.

Geofacets is Elsevier's premier research tool for geoscientists working in natural resource exploration. Geofacets extracts geologic maps from trusted, peer-reviewed publications, making content easier to find and integrate with other data. Users will have seamless access to multi-disciplinary content extracted from Wiley journals and maps including high impact journals such as Basin Research, the Journal of Petroleum Geology, and Sedimentology and journals published on behalf of the American Geophysical Union including Geophysical Research Letters, Reviews of Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research and Paleoceanography.

"Wiley is committed to supporting the needs of the geoscience community. Through Geofacets, we can ensure our content is helping foster innovation and development in oil and gas exploration globally and builds on Wiley's vision to add value to our content," said David Nicholson, Vice President and Director, Life Sciences, at Wiley.

"We are delighted to be able to offer our users Wiley's industry-leading content, which will prove invaluable to exploration geoscientists operating all over the world, including emerging basins," said Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology at Elsevier. "Geofacets is expanding with content users can download in a variety of formats and seamlessly integrate with a variety of tools such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, and the Petrel[i]* platform. With this diverse content offering, users have the benefit of accessing multi-disciplinary data from the greatest number of relevant sources possible."

The collaboration builds further on earlier contributions to Geofacets from organizations including the Geological Society of London in October 2011, the SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology in September 2012, the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) in February 2013 and the Geological Society of America in October 2013.

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