Improving digital tools for Quaternary field survey: a case study of the Rodoretto Valley (NW Italy)

Maria Gabriella Forno, Andrea Lingua, Stefano Lo Russo, Glenda Taddia
2011 Environmental Earth Sciences  
In the modern geological mapping activities geomatics technologies can facilitate data collection during field survey and avoid practical problems related to the transposition of that data onto topographic maps. This paper describes an innovative tool (the Solid True Ortho-Photo; STOP) for the structured acquisition and recording of geological field survey data that is immediately available in a GIS framework. An experimental software graphical interface has been developed to manage the STOP
more » ... lication during the survey. The benefits of the STOP system were tested by producing a digital map of the Quaternary formations and landforms in a 3-km 2 sector of the Rodoretto Valley, a minor tributary of the Germanasca Valley, northwestern Italy.
doi:10.1007/s12665-011-0971-6 fatcat:icdx3hdpize7nouwjbrjl7f55m