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OneGeology is an international collaborative project in the field of geology supported by 113 countries, UNESCO and major global geoscience bodies. It is an International Year of Planet Earth flagship initiative that aims to enable online access to dynamic digital geological map of the world for everyone. The project uses the newly introduced GeoSciML markup language and initially targets a scale of approximately 1:1 million. Downstream uses could be to identify areas suitable for mining, oil and gas exploration or areas at risk from landslides or earthquakes, to help understanding of formations which store groundwater for drinking or irrigation, and to help locate porous rocks suitable for burying emissions of greenhouse gases. The project portal was launched on August 6, 2008 at the 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC) in Oslo, Norway.

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  • Alister Doyle (2008-08-08). "New planet geology map seen aiding mining, climate". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  • Marie Cowan (2008-07-31). "OneGeology Press Release" (PDF). British Geological Survey. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08.

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