EARTH HISTORY VISUALIZATION SYSTEM
(1) On-screen exploration of any portion of the geologic time scale from internal and supplemental datasets (ca. 100,000 entries, including biologic datums/zones with images, geomagnetic chrons, sea levels, stable isotope values, igneous provinces, bolide impacts, reconstructions, and other events). On-screen “hot-cursor-points” attached to datums/formations open additional windows containing images and URL links to provide in-depth details.
(2) Display of geologic transects, evolutionary trees, images with datums, and depth-scale outcrop/well columns. Search functions include an “in context” auto-display feature. There is a wealth of chart-modification and features, and outputs include SVG-PDF formats for publication.
(3) Loading additional specialized regional stratigraphy datapacks with map-interfaces of lithologies and fossil zonations compiled jointly with geological surveys (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, Belgium, China, Russia, etc.); or insertion of self-constructed datasets.
(4) Cross-plotting of outcrops/wells (meters) against global/regional time scales (myr), plus a depth-to-age conversion routine.
(5) A web-service “lite” interface for general and educational usage.
The databases and visualization package are envisioned as a convenient reference tool, chart-production assistant, and a window into the geologic history of our planet for both educational and professional users.