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:::Geological Information Service
The major responsibility of the CGS Information Management and Service Section is to provide government and individual clients with reliable and comprehensive geological information and related publications. Highlights of the works the section has accomplished in 2017 are summarized as follows:
A. Publication Production
 

In charge of the formal output of CGS publications, notably maps, books and reports, the section??s Publication Unit assumes the crucial responsibility of publishing digital data holdings, especially digital geological maps of Taiwan. Publication plays a major role in building and promoting the image of CGS by building a platform bridging geological investigation for the general public. The catalogue of CGS publications is accessible both online and in print, and the formal output in 2017 includes:

- Annual Report of the Central Geological Survey, 2016
- Bulletin of the Central Geological Survey, No.30.
- Special Publication of the Central Geological Survey, No.29, No.31, No.32.
- Ti-Chi (the Journal of Geology), No.1-4, Vol.36.
- One set of Geological Map Sheets of Taiwan, 1/50,000 with Explanatory text: Penhu Islands (sheet 73,74,75,76) second edition.
- One set of digital map sheets of Taiwan,1/50,000: Alishan(sheet 39).
- Between Tectonic Plates: Geoparks in Taiwan
- One brochure for public promotion and local community development "Geo-walking1: Nanshihjao."
- Another field guide brochure for the Hengchun Peninsula geo-festival "The Geology of Hengchun Peninsula".

The CGS has spared no effort to promote its publications via active collaboration with partners in both the public and the private sectors and vigorous participation in related activities. Sale as an essential part in the publication process plays an important role in broadcasting CGS information and achievements. A website with online browsing and other user-friendly features is accordingly established to provide an additional channel of marketing and making CGS publications more accessible to prospective clients. Approximately 20,116 copies of CGS publications were sold in 2017.

B. Establishment and Management of Geological Information
 

This project, as its name suggests, incorporates all the activities related to the management and delivery of CGS data and information, especially the CGS library service and geological specimen collection and exhibition services. Key accomplishments in 2017 include:

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The Geological Multimedia Showcase designed to promote geological knowledge and strengthen community cooperation with CGS has attracted an increasing number of customers.

- "Geo-walking No.1: Nanshihjiao." was published as field guides combining the introduction of geological features and that of local dishes and specialties of a selected place with the purpose to both encourage the public's interest in geology and promote local community development and domestic tourism.
- The CGS library service for geologists and the general public has been maintained throughout the year with a steadily expanding collection of over 14,823 books, monographs, periodicals, maps, and electronic resources.
- The specimen collection and exhibition services provide an effective venue for advocating policies and helping people develop an interest in geoscience. In 2017, approximately 1,099 visitors were served.
C. Establishment of Geoscience Network for Taiwan, Phase II (3/4)
  This four-year (2016 to 2019) project is launched with the mission to promote and update the services of CGS to keep pace with the increasing demands following by social progress. It contributed to the CGS getting 2017 Openbook Award and National Environmental Education Award of New Taipei City. Three major strategies to build a user-friendly platform and the results in 2017 summarized below:
- Expanding geological services for more vigorous community participation: Serveral services such as consultant window, facebook webpage, collaboration platform, training aspiring geologists and nurturing promising talents were continuously executed in 2017. More than two hundred aspiring geologists were recruited and 210 collaboration teams organized through several seminars or other occasions.
- Turning geology into a tangible life experience with new services: Diverse activities such as geological museum, mobile geoscience promotion, Geo-Festival, geo-knowledge stations, geo-treasure chest, publications, international communications, etc. with different geological knowledge spred to the public. There were more than 12 activities held in 6 areas in 2017.
- Maintaining and upgrading Taiwan Geoscience Portal: it dedicates to continuing the maintenance and upgrading of the system by repairing bugs and adding new data on a regular basis. This Portal is now equipped with a RWD webpage and an improved module of registration management. The portal has accumulated over 95,912 documents and image files and attracted 433 million visitors from March 2003 to December 2018.
D. Geological Map and Data Management & Integrated Database Construction Project

As a sub-project of a large-scale project incorporating NGIS 2010, e-Government Initiative for Open and Digitized Government Information, and the GIS Plan, the two works are implemented to expedite digitization of geologic maps, collection of borehole information from engineering geological investigations in Taiwan, and establishment of integrated geological information systems. In 2017, the sub-project had;

- Accumulated data about a total of 45,694 boreholes covering 1,600,385 meters;
- Held 26 training courses to help achieve and promote the sub-project's goals;
- Revised the data formats for digitization of geologic maps;
- Been integrated with other subprojects into the Basic Environmental Database/National GIS Project.
- Upgraded software to enhance system performance and updated the Geo2010 website.
- Collaborated with other projects related to geologic mapping to improve the performance of the Web-GIS Map Server;
- Designed a new geological data warehouse website and developed a new search interface;
- Constructed the WMS (web map service) server equipped with client applications and interactive controls.
E. Development and Application of Geological Cloud Network

Striving to build up a cloud network for geological resources in support of the Environmental Resources Database Integration Plan, this project aims at collecting in a systematic manner the annual geological survey data amassed and compiled by the CGS and offering the opportunity to formulate the Geological Cloud Network Interface Standards for analyzing existing database fields, archiving data, updating standard operation procedures, and transforming and establishing Open Geological Data. Meanwhile, essential geological databases for the future Ministry of Environmental Resources will be built as well. The Geological Cloud Network is expected to be a valuable asset supporting environment-related government agencies and private organizations in achieving more effective decision making.
    The project applies the state-of-the-art cloud-computing technology to develop a comprehensive network of geological data and resources plus all essential supports. In addition to meeting the need of the future Ministry of Environmental Resources, the Geological Cloud Network can also be integrated into the DNA (device, network, and application)-oriented Intelligent Taiwan e-Government Program, not only rendering the general public's access to geological information more convenient but also providing more diverse open data for the active development of value-added applications. Less directly but more importantly, the project helps strengthen the capability of the Environmental Resources Database Integration Plan (covered in the fifth stage of the e-Government Program) to help the public develop a better understanding of and more vigorous participation in government policies and achievements, thereby enhancing the image of Taiwan and her overall competitiveness.

F. Information Facilities and Resources

A comprehensive information and communication (I&C) protection mechanism with rigorous security measures has been established to ensure the integrity and security of I&C infrastructures. Major tasks completed in 2017 are summarized below:

- Upgrading the bandwidth of GSN FTTB to 100 Mbps to ensure the continuity and quality of web services;
- Developing and implementing comprehensive SAN (Storage Area Network)-based technology to improve system uptime and availability;
- Continuing to maintain a secure wireless network and the iTaiwan wireless network (HotSpots);
- Upgrading the e-mail system to exchange 2010;
- Improving the Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) web service to provide an automatic office environment;
- Updating the standard operating procedures for information & network management;
- Coordinating all network setup and services in line with government reforms and innovation.
G. Customer Service

The public is encouraged to experience the wealth of geological data collected by the CGS using traditional resources or modern electronic devices. In 2016, the CGS had continued to improve its customer services, including processing inquires about the CGS library collection, specimen exhibition, official communications, website, online database, online Q&A system, data download system, and online application system. More than 5.1 million people had requested geological related information from the CGS in 2017.

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