Wiley Journals map contents for ArcGIS, Petrel, Google Earth

Deal brings over 100,000 maps from 26 journals to Geofacets information mapping platform.

A deal between publishers Wiley and Elsevier sees over 100,000 maps from the former’s journals geotagged and embedded into the latter’s Geofacets mapping platform. The deal includes geology, petroleum geoscience, geophysical and other maps from Wiley’s 26 journals published on behalf of society partners such as the American Geophysical Union. It is anticipated that by year end 2015, the Geofacets’ content portfolio will extend to over 500,000 maps extracted from almost 200,000 associated articles.

Geofacets provides georeferenced geological maps from published sources, making them available to users of tools such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, and Schlumberger’s Petrel. The new deal provides users with access to content from journals such as Basin Research, the Journal of Petroleum Geology, and Sedimentology, Geophysical Research Letters and more. Previous deals gave Geofacets users access to publications from the London Geological Society, the SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of America.

It’s not clear if these Societies’ members will get access to their own content via Geofacets.

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