The sections below provide links to informative applications of semantic standards, as well as applications which may not yet use standards, but which would benefit substantially from their adoption.

55 Maps of Exploration Targets in the Yukon, Canada

Minerva Intelligence Inc. used its MineMatch® system to produce mineral exploration target maps for 55 different deposit types in the Yukon. 

All the geological data used in this study was aligned to the terminology standards maintained by the Council for Geoscience Information (CGI), a subsidiary of the IUGS.

All target maps, together with a description of how the study was carried out, can be reached at

YMT snapshot
Screenshot of exploration targets on the YMT site.
Screenshot of the OneGeology web portal.


OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world to achieve the following mission:

'To make web-accessible the best available geological and other geoscience data worldwide at the best possible scales, starting with at least a 1:1 million scale.'

In so doing, it aims to improve the interoperability and usefulness of global geoscience data needed to address many societal issues including mitigation of hazards, meeting resource requirements, and climate change.

Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation

Initiated by the OECD’s Global Science Forum, GEM was formed in 2009 as a non-profit foundation in Pavia, Italy, funded through a public-private sponsorship with the vision to create a world that is resilient to earthquakes. GEM’s mission is to become one of the world’s most complete sources of risk resources and a globally accepted standard for seismic risk assessment, whose products are applied in risk management worldwide.

Screenshot of GEM's portal to global earthquake hazard and risk maps.