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A Philosophy of Contour Mapping with the Computer

By
Thomas A. Jones
Thomas A. Jones
Exxon Production Research Company Houston
,
Texas
,
U.S.A.
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David E. Hamilton
David E. Hamilton
Landmark / Zycor
,
Inc. Austin, Texas
,
U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 1992

Abstract

Geologic interpretation is a critical requirement for mapping geological variables. Several acceptable though different maps could be drawn with a set of observations, so the map that best honors geologic concepts and interpretation is most desirable. We propose a philosophy of contouring with the computer that involves combining three factors: geologic interpretation, data, and the program or algorithm to be used. Each of these is important and all must be considered jointly to combine good procedures with appropriate software. In fact, correctly combining these three factors places the required interpretation into the map.

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Computer Applications

Computer Modeling of Geologic Surfaces and Volumes

David E. Hamilton
David E. Hamilton
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Thomas A. Jones
Thomas A. Jones
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629811055
Publication date:
January 01, 1992

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