Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5063–5092, 2021

Special issue: The Loop 3D stochastic geological modelling platform – development...

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5063–5092, 2021
Development and technical paper
16 Aug 2021
Development and technical paper | 16 Aug 2021

Automated geological map deconstruction for 3D model construction using map2loop 1.0 and map2model 1.0

Mark Jessell et al.

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Short summary
We have developed software that allows the user to extract sufficient information from unmodified digital maps and associated datasets that we are able to use to automatically build 3D geological models. By automating the process we are able to remove human bias from the procedure, which makes the workflow reproducible.