Elsevier integrates 100,000 maps from Wiley

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Elsevier has announced an agreement to integrate some 100,000 maps from Wiley's journals into the Geofacets platform. The companies say the content integration will increase the amount of trusted data available to geoscientists, helping them to make better-informed decisions in geological assessment, as well as improve recommendations that influence company investments in mitigating risks.

Content to be added includes fundamental geologic maps, geoscience maps, geophysical maps and specialised maps, such as those focused on sedimentology and geochemistry. The content is from 26 Wiley journals, published on behalf of several society partners (including the American Geophysical Union,). This will increase Geofacets' content portfolio to more than 500,000 maps extracted from almost 200,000 associated articles by the end of the year.

Geofacets is Elsevier's premier research tool for geoscientists working in the energy sector. Geofacets extracts geologic maps from trusted, peer-reviewed publications, making content easier to find and integrate with other data. Users will have seamless access to multi-disciplinary content extracted from Wiley journals and maps including high impact journals such as Basin Research, Sedimentology and journals published on behalf of the American Geophysical Union including Geophysical Research Letters, Reviews of Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research and Paleoceanography.

'Wiley is committed to supporting the needs of the geoscience community. Through Geofacets, we can ensure our content is helping foster innovation and development in energy globally and builds on Wiley's vision to add value to our content,' said David Nicholson, vice president and director for life sciences, at Wiley.

'We are delighted to be able to offer our users Wiley's industry-leading content, which will prove invaluable to exploration geoscientists operating all over the world,' said Ella Balagula, senior vice president for engineering and technology at Elsevier. 'Geofacets is expanding with content users can download in a variety of formats and seamlessly integrate with a variety of tools such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, and the Petrel platform. With this diverse content offering, users have the benefit of accessing multi-disciplinary data from the greatest number of relevant sources possible.'