The State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur is a state-operated geological
research and exploration organization that wanted to reconstruct the geological
evolution of rhyolite volcanism and learn more about the causes and conditions
that generated the development of rhyolitic magma in the geologically rich and
mountainous central Slovakia.
These maps can be used by the public for environmental education, and
promotion of modern geology and associated activities. In addition, they
can be used for future government and commercial projects such as public
infrastructure, business development, and urban and land-use planning. As
starting material for preparing other projects, the 3D models represent a
significant time and cost savings depending on the scope of the project.
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MicroStation readily processed 3D models of the extremely complex geological
structures in this territory, which will enable the organization to deduce the
types and amounts of various mineral resources, perform hydrogeological and
hydrogeothermal modeling, create a geological engineering basis for routing
products (ore deposits), and predict potential landslide areas. The 3D maps of
the volcanic mountains will be available for public study via the Internet.