Geofacets-SEG Millennium Edition
SEG member access to maps from Economic Geology, 2000-Present
By accessing Geofacets you agree to the terms & conditions.
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The Geofacets-SEG Millennium Edition is a new and exclusive feature customized for SEG members. From January, 2013, SEG will be offering annual fee-based access to scientific maps published in Economic Geology from 2000 to present through Geofacets. This intuitive interface enables an efficient assessment of a region’s geologic characteristics and mineral potential, and will serve as a strong complement to our existing archive of more than 9,000 articles of Economic Geology. For more information about Geofacets, please read the FAQs below.
To sign up for Geofacets, please contact Member Services.
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"I wanted to let you know what a great pleasure it is to have Geofacets access to the Economic Geology maps and data. It is a joy, isn’t it? It is so quick, and at a good price. It truly is very efficient!"
Armelle Kloppenburg M.Sc. Ph.D.
4DGeo, Founding Director
Elsevier and the Society of Economic Geologists Deliver 107 Years’ Worth of Scientific Maps through Geofacets. Read the Elsevier Press Release, September 20, 2012.
What is the cost?
Geofacets subscription is $49 and will be billed annually along with your dues. It is important to note that SEG dues, along with Geofacets subscription, are based on the calendar year. If you pay your dues and include Geofacets in the period September 1 to December 31, you will have an effective date of the following January 1. If you add the Geofacets subscription in August or earlier you have the option to finish out the current year or apply towards the following year.
There will be no interruption in benefits so long as you pay your dues on time each year.
I've paid for Geofacets with my dues payment, when can I access its features?
Geofacets is still being built and customized to the needs of SEG members. SEG will send an e-mail reminder notifying you when it's ready. Target date is January, 2013.
How do I access Gefoacets content?
Geofacets will be accessed in a similar fashion to Economic Geology at GSW. Step-by-step directions will be included in the notification e-mail sent to Members who have subscribed to Geofacets.
Can I access Geofacets from anywhere?
Yes. Geofacets is a web-based application that can be accessed from anywhere with a username and password.
Do I need to download special software to use Geofacets?
Will Geofacets work on a Mac?
Yes. Geofacets is compatible with both the Safari and Firefox browsers on a Mac.
What browsers does Geofacets support?
Is content other than maps available in Geofacets?
Yes. The value of Geofacets lies not only in access to the maps included in Economic Geology, but also in access to the contextual information for the map made available in a full-text, read-only PDF of the associated journal article.
Why are some of the maps not georeferenced?
While all maps from Geofacets are downloadable as TIFF or JPEG files, there are a few possible scenarios for why maps found in Geofacets could not be georeferenced:
- If a map is hand-drawn with errors introduced, which is common to maps generated prior to the mid-1990's when computers were not regularly used to generate maps
- If a map's scale cannot be determined or the scale is distorted
- If our modern day coordinate system does not apply to a map, i.e., for paleogeographic maps which depict geographic locations and movement of continents through geologic time
- If a map's geographic coordinate system or projection cannot be determined
- If a map has no geographic coordinates and/or geographic identifiers (e.g., countries, cities, states, etc) that can be used as a reference point
Can I integrate my own maps and data with Geofacets content?
Yes. You can integrate Geofacets content with your own proprietary data and maps by downloading and importing our maps from your search results into your GIS software.
Will I be able to get a PDF of a journal article that does not contain any maps?
No. Only journal articles with maps are included in Geofacets.