Integrated Geo Systems

Integrated Geo Systems (IGS) is a computational architecture system developed for managing geoscientific data through systems and data integration.

Geosciences often involve large volumes of diverse data which has to be processed by compute and graphics intensive applications. The processes involved in processing these large datasets are often complex that no single applications software can perform all the required tasks. Specialized applications have emerged for specific tasks. To get the required results it is necessary that all applications software involved in various stages of data processing, analysis and interpretation should effectively communicate with each other by sharing of data.

IGS provides a framework for maintaining an electronic workflow between various geoscience software applications through data connectivity.

The main components of IGS are:

  • Geographic Information Systems as a front end.
  • Format Engine for data connectivity link between various geoscience software applications. The format engine uses Output Input Language (OIL), an interpreted language to define various data formats.
  • An array of geoscience relational databases for data integration.
  • Data Highways as internal data formats for each data type.
  • Specialized Geoscience Applications Software as processing modules.
  • Geoscientific Processing Libraries

External links

  • Geological Society Books
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists Book Store
  • Integrated Geo Systems Research Paper

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