Topic outline

  • Subsurface Mapping

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of subsurface mapping for development geoscientists and those who are exploring mature areas, early-career geoscientists and technologists who make structure maps and those who need to judge the validity of maps and cross sections
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain a comprehensive knowledge on subsurface mapping Discuss geologic mapping and identify geologic cross section and geologic problems
      Demonstrate geologic mapping steps and review results of reconnaissance Perform mapping of rock outcrops comprising of sedimentary rocks and volcanic rocks
      Identify faults including its types and other structures as well as carryout mapping of geothermal manifestations Differentiate active manifestations and extinct manifestations and describe hydrothermal eruption features and discharge features of mapping
      Apply aerial photography in mapping, surface mapping methods as well as review results of geologic mapping Carryout heat flux measurement using infrared thermography and surface pressure measurement using pressure
      Determine the pressure sensitivity of luminescence including the composition of a PSP coating Apply intensity measurement method and lifetime method as well as identify the sources of errors
      Discuss binary paint and TSP principle, unsteady PSP measurements, model deformation measurement and wall friction measurement using the oil droplet technique
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of subsurface mapping. It covers the geologic mapping and geologic cross section; the geologic problems; the geologic mapping steps and results of reconnaissance; the mapping of rock outcrops comprising of sedimentary rocks and volcanic rocks; the types of faults and other structures; the mapping of geothermal manifestations; the active manifestations and extinct manifestations; the hydrothermal eruption features and discharge features of mapping; and the aerial photography in mapping, surface mapping methods and results of geologic mapping
        During this course, participants will learn the heat flux measurement using infrared thermography; the surface pressure measurement using pressure; the pressure sensitivity of luminescence and the composition of a PSP coating; the intensity measurement method and lifetime method; the sources of errors; the binary paint and TSP principle; and the unsteady PSP measurements, model deformation measurement and wall friction measurement using the oil droplet technique
        • Module 1 - Surface Observation

          Contents:
            • Introduction
            • Duties of the Geologist
            • Active Slides versus Stable Slopes
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Work Required Before Field Visitation

            Contents:
              • Area of Interest
              • Geologic and Geotechnical Information
              • Photographs
              • Topographic Maps
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - On-Site Engineering-Geologic Investigations

              Contents:
                • Reconnaissance Observations
                • Engineering - Geologic Mapping
                • Landslide Surface Features
                • Surficial Deposits
                • Bedrock
                • Surface-Water Features
                • Field-Developed Cross Sections
                • Classes of Slope Stability
                • Reconnaissance Instrumentation and Surveying
                • Ground Control
                • Video: HiClip-  Bedforms and Bedrock
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Surveys of Landslide Sites

                Contents:
                  • Purposes of Ground Surveys
                  • Ground Control
                  • Topographic Details
                  • Cracks and Bulges
                  • Springs and Seeps
                  • Movement Grids and Traverses
                  • Surveying Methods
                  • General Observations
                  • Conventional Surveying
                  • Tacheometry
                  • Transit and Tape Methods
                  • Electronic Distance Measurement Equipment
                  • Total Station Equipment
                  • Other Surveying Techniques
                  • Lasers
                  • Aerial and Terrestrial Photography and Photogrammetry
                  • Quadrilaterals
                  • Crack Monitoring
                  • Tiltmeters
                  • Videography and Digital Image Analysis
                  • Global Positioning System Surveying
                  • Representation of Topographic Data
                  • Topographic Maps
                  • Profiles
                  • Displacement Vectors and Trajectories
                  • Strain Vectors and Ellipses
                  • Video: What is a Contour (Topographic) Map-
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Interpretation and Data Presentation

                  Contents:
                    • Importance of Multiple Working Hypotheses
                    • Analysis of Reconnaissance Instrumentation
                    • Engineering - Geologic Maps and Explanations
                    • Engineering - Geologic Sections
                    • Three-Dimensional Representations
                    • Engineering - Geologic Reports
                    • Guidance for Subsurface Investigations
                    • Correlation of Surface and Subsurface Data
                    • Additional Field Information
                    • Cost of Surface Investigations
                    • Video: How to read geologic maps 
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Introduction to Field Mapping of Geologic Structures

                    Contents:
                      • Types of Contacts 
                      • Common Symbols Used on Geologic Maps
                      • Surficial Deposits 
                      • The Issue of Scale 
                      • The Importance of Thinking 
                      • Structural Measurements 
                      • Map and Cross-Section Key (Explanation) 
                      • Appearance 
                      • Written Report 
                      • Field Notes 
                      • Grading Criteria 
                      • Pitfalls 
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - Additional Resources

                      Contents:
                        • Additional Material #1: Introduction to Surface Geological Mapping
                        • Additional Material #2: Surface Mapping Methods
                        • Additional Material #3: Geologic Maps
                        • Additional Material #4: An Introduction to Geological Maps
                        • Additional Material #5: Topographic Maps: The Basics
                        • Additional Material #6: Data Preparation for IIMS
                      • Post-Test

                        Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.