National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Rock Core Photography - Presentation and Guidance Available

Presenter: Jason Vogelgesang, Iowa Geological Survey (IGS)

The IGS inventoried and photographed its entire collection of core samples (~12,000 boxes) for availability in IGS's GeoCore Web application and the National Digital Catalog. Researchers are now able to preview core, identify intervals of interest for further study, use images in presentations and publications, analyze images of similar stratigraphic units, and more. The following presentation and guidance describe photography specifications and workflows.

Visit IGS GeoCore application

View Rock Core Photography Presentation

View Guidance for Rock Core Photography Processes

The NGGDPP appreciates Iowa Geological Survey preparing and allowing the sharing of these documents.