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Structural Geology Mapping/GIS Software
This site contains Stereographic Projection and Rose Diagram plotting packages (GEOrient); a structural and drillhole calculator (GeoCalculator); strain, and shear zone calculators; geological field database information; and Geographic Information Systems (Mapinfo) software for plotting structural symbols on maps (GeoMapSymbol; previously GeoSymbol]. There are also several animations for teaching structural geology.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Tools:
    • Calculation / Conversion
    • Software
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Structural geology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Microsoft Windows operating system
Each package is a self-extracting zip file (except where indicated).
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The packages (unregistered) are free to academic users (teachers and students) for teaching and non-commercial research purposes (although paid registration will be required if academic users wish to exceed the plot window restriction for versions of GEOrient later than Version 6 or access the full capabilities of GeoCalculator). For other users the cost of each package is given on the web page. Please acknowledge the author of each package in any publication or figure arising from their use. The animations are free for use as long as they are attributed to the source.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-300
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Rod Holcombe
The University of Queensland, Department of Earth Sciences