GIS Publications Committee

The GIS Publications committee and Datapages, under the leadership of the Elected Editor and Geoscience Director, solicit and evaluate proposals for publications, recommend standards for format and quality, and ensure quality and rigor through peer review.

  1. Improve quality of GIS publications by soliciting many proposals and increasing selectivity from among these.
  2. Manage expectations for acquiring and publishing GIS material. Develop and implement standards for quality and for technical review.
  3. Create a global network of GIS committee members and collaborators from industry, academia, and geological surveys.
  4. Partner with the print-focused Publications Committee to produce joint print and GIS projects whenever practical.
  5. Contribute to the management of consortium funds by providing two AAPG GIS Committee representatives to sit on the OSU-AAPG Consortium Advisory Board; high-grade Datapages and GIS Publications Committee project funding proposals and liaise with the OSU consortium cartography department to ensure production of high quality and timely results.
James McDonald James McDonald Chair 2014-2017 Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Barry Jay Katz Barry Jay Katz Executive Committee Liaison 2016-2018 Chevron
Daniel Scott Beaty MEMBER 2006-2018 Citation Oil and Gas Corp.
James Sophocles Cokinos MEMBER 2007-2019 CGG
Bret John Fossum MEMBER 2006-2018 ConocoPhillips
Jingyao Gong MEMBER 2006-2018 (IHS)
Scott Jean Hills MEMBER 2009-2018 Chevron
Shuhab Khan MEMBER 2015-2018 University of Houston
Kevin C. King MEMBER 2009-2018
Samuel H. Limerick MEMBER 2006-2018
Domenico Lodola MEMBER 2009-2018 Sterling Energy Plc
Andrea M. Loveland MEMBER 2013-2019 Wyoming State Geological Survey
Gayle H. McColloch, Jr. MEMBER 2008-2017 West Virginia Geol. Survey
Oliver Nicholas Morris MEMBER 2009-2018 Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd
Ian Norton MEMBER 2009-2018 Univ. of Texas Inst. for Geophysics
Joseph Andrew Ontko, Jr. MEMBER 2009-2018 Consultant
Karl Steven Osvald MEMBER 2014-2017 U.S. Dept. Interior/Bureau of Land Mgmt.
Scott Allen Tiller MEMBER 2013-2019
Peter Wigley MEMBER 2009-2018
Gareth Williams MEMBER 2013-2019 Lynx Information Systems

Historical Information

GIS Open Files

The AAPG, under the direction and guidance of the GIS Publications Committee and AAPG Datapages, is building a GIS / spatial library comprised of peer-reviewed Global Framework, Geothematic and Geographic themed projects. The project files are free to the public and can be downloaded from this GIS Open Files page. Other project files are available through the subscription-basedGIS-UDRIL program within AAPG Datapages.

The GIS Publications Committee consists of AAPG member geoscientists who utilize and promote the application of GIS technology and methodologies in petroleum and environmental geosciences. You can learn more about the committee's mission and find out how to volunteer to become a committee member or reviewer here. Industry professional, academic and student authors are encouraged to submit GIS publication proposals for consideration. If you are interested in publishing a GIS project with the AAPG, please click here for information regarding author resources, publications standards and funding options.