About the product
A vast amount of data is available on the mineral resources of North-East Asia. A large number of institutes, universities and research organizations as well as national geological surveys are utilizing this data for purposes of mineral resources development, planning and management. However, there has been a long-standing need to make this data more accessible and better organized so that up-to-date maps of geologic and mineral resources can be generated efficiently and economically. This publication includes the studies and country papers presented at the Workshop on the Application of Geographic Information Systems for Mineral Resource Assessment in North-East Asia held at Changchun, China in May 1999. This workshop was a first step in promoting integrated mineral resource development in the North-East Asia sub-region. It will be a useful resource to relevant government entities, decision makers as well as other multinational and regional development agencies. This publication will also be of use to geoscientists interested in the application of GIS for the assessment of mineral resources.