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Special Paper 482: Geoscientists around the world recognize the urgency in developing new information management capabilities to meet the ever growing needs to discover, manage, and sustain resources, as well as to provide capabilities for forecasting adverse events for the public at large. This volume contains papers from researchers addressing some of these capabilities as they are being developed around the world, and it highlights the future goal of geoinformatics to make data and tools available for meeting societal challenges.
Special Paper 397: With the recent emergence of large storage devices and high-speed processing of data, it has become possible to organize vast amounts of data as digital products with ontologic tags and concepts for smart queries. Coupling this computational capability with earth science data defines the emerging field of geoinformatics. Twenty one research papers provide the first-ever organized presentation of the science of informatics as it relates to geology.