Theses

Lyman, Gregory D., 1997, Terrain mapping by reflectorless
		laser rangefinding systems for inner zone terrain 
		corrections.

Xu, Xueming, PhD, 2000, 3D Virtual Geology; photorealistic 
		outcrops and their acquistion, visualization and analysis, 
        PhD diss.
        
Akingbade A. Akinfenwa, MS GIS, 2005, Extraction of 3D data by
		several methods for the building of a 3D model in ARCGIS:
		Laser Scanning, direct laser rangefinder measurements and 
		Pictometry, MSGIS project, UTDallas.
        
Stephen F. Meigs Jr, MS GIS, 2006,Three-Dimensional Subsurface 
		Modeling Utilizing Petra  Software.
        
Anne Hayden Covault, MS, 2006, Structural Architecture and 
		Deformation of the Salina Creek Tunnel Normal Fault.
		MS thesis, UT-Dallas.
         
John Thurmond, PhD, 2006, Applications Of Three-Dimensional 
		Mapping In Sedimentology: Collection, Visualization, And 
		Interpretation., UT-Dallas  diss.
        
M. Iulia Olariu, PhD, 2007, Development And Testing Of Methods 
		For Analyzing High Resolution 3-D Digital Outcrop Geology:
		Big Rock Quarry, Arkansas, 119p.
        
Mohammed Saad Alfarhan, 2010, GEOSCIENCES INFORMATION SYSTEM 
		(GeoIS):A GEOSPATIAL PARADIGM FOR REAL AND VIRTUAL 3D 
		WORLDS, 139p White, Lionel S,. 2010.

Papers

Xu, X., Aiken, C., Neilsen, K. S., 1999, "Real Time and the 
		Virtual Outcrop Improve Geological Field Mapping", 
		Transactions of The American Geophysical Union, EOS, 
		v. 80, p. 322-324.

Hare, J., Ferguson, J., Aiken, C. L. V. and Oldow, J 2001, 
		Journal of Geophysical Research, "Quantitative 
		Characterization and Elevation Estimation of Lake 
		Lahonton  Shoreline Terraces from High Resolution Digital 
		Elevation Models", v.106, p.26761-26774.

Xu, X., Aiken, C., Bhattacharya, J. P., Corbeanu, R. M., 
		Nielsen, K. C., McMechan, G. A. and Abdelsalam, M. G. 
		2000, "Creating Virtual 3D Outcrop," Leading Edge, Soc. 
		of Exploration  Geophysicists, February, p.197-202.

Xu, X., Bhattacharya, J., Davies, R. K.,  and Aiken, C. L. V., 
		2001, “Digital Geologic Mapping of the Ferron Sandstone, 
		Muddy Creek, Utah with GPS and lasers” GPS  Solutions, 
		V.5, No.1, John Wiley, p. 23-32.

Zeng, X., McMechan, G.A., Bhattacharya, J.P., Aiken, C.L.V., 
		Xu, X., Hammon III, W.S., and Corbeanu, R.M, 2005, 
		Geophysical Prospecting,. 3-D imaging of a reservoir 
		analog in point bar deposits in the Ferron sandstone, 
		Utah  using ground-penetrating radar, Geophysical 
		rospecting 52 (3), 151–163.

Olariu, C., Bhattacharya, J. P., Xu, X., Aiken, C.L.V., Zeng, 
		X., and McMechan, G. A., 2005, Integrated study of 
		ancient delta front deposits, using outcrop, ground 
		penetrating radar and three dimension photorealistic 
		data: Cretaceous Panther Tongue sandstone, Utah. in: 
		J.P.Bhattacharya and L. Giosan (eds.) River Deltas: 
		Concepts, Models and Examples. SEPM Special Publication 
		83.
        
Thurmond, J., Loseth, T., Rivenaes, R., Martinsen, O., Xu, X. 
		and Aiken., C., 2005, Deep-Water Outcrops of the World 
		Atlas: ed. By T. Nilsen., R. Shew, G. Steffens, and J. 
		Studlick, Tulsa, OK: American Association of Petroleum 
		Geologists Special Publication.CD-ROM.

Olariu, J., Bhattacharya, X. Xu, C, Aiken, X. Zeng, and G. 
		McMechan, 2005, Using Outcrop Data in the 21st Century – 
		New methods and applications, with example from the Ainsa 
		Turbidite System, Ainsa, Spain, Integrated study of 
		ancient delta front deposits, using outcrop, ground 
		penetrating radar and three dimension photorealistic 
		data: Cretaceous Panther Tongue sandstone, Utah, River 
		Deltas: Concepts, Models and Examples J.P.Bhattacharya 
		and L. Giosan (eds.). Tulsa, SEPM Special Publication 83.
Oldow, John S.; Walker, J. Douglas; Aiken, Carlos L. V.; 
		Xu, Xueming, 2006, Digital Acquisition, Analysis, and 
		Visualization in the Earth Sciences Eos, Transactions 
		American Geophysical Union, Volume 87, Issue 35, 
		p. 351- 351.

Olariu, Mariana I., Ferguson, John F., Aiken, Carlos L.V. 
		and Xu, Xueming, 2008, Outcrop fracture characterization 
		using terrestrial laser scanners: Deep-water Jackfork 
		sandstone at Big Rock Quarry, Arkansas Geosphere; 
		February; v. 4; no. 1; p. 247 - 259.

Alfarhan,  Mohammed, Tuck, Dean, White, Lionel, Aiken, Carlos, 
		2008, LaserRangefinders and ArcGIS Combined With 3d 
		Photorealistic Modeling For Mapping Outcrops In The 
		Slick Hills, Oklahoma, Geosphere e- v. 4; no. 3; 
		p. 576 - 587.

Aiken, C., Alfarhan, M., White, L., and Abdelsalam, M, 2009, 
		Three-Dimensional Globally-Accessed Monuments Experiment 
		(3D-GAME): The UT Dallas – Missouri S&T Effort, Point 
		Virtual Systems and Multi Media 2008 Conference Workshop
		Volume"Heritage in the Digital Era", Multi-Science 
		Publishers, London. P 119-129.

Aiken, C. and others, VLBI-GPS Geospatial Registration, 
		in press, TLS Workshop 8-10 September, 2008, NASA 
		GoddardSpace Flight Center, NASA, Eos.

Valcik, N., Aiken C.L.V., Xu, X., Alfarhan, Mohammed S., 2009, 
		Cutting  Edge Information and Virtual Technologies for 
		Homeland Security in the 21st Century, to International
		Perspectives On Crime And Justice, Chapter Twenty One, 
		Edited by K. Jaishankar Ph.D.Published by 
		Serials Publications, New Delhi, p. 476-509.

Aiken, C., Xu, X., Balde, M., and Lyman, G., 1996, 
		Availability of Digital Geologic Databases, in 
		Geological/Geophysical Framework of Southeast Asia, 
		D. Misener, S. Reford and C. Aiken, 2nd Annual Southeast 
		Asian Mining Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 
		Toronto, Canada, 20p.

Nielsen, K. C., Aiken, C. L. V., and Xu, X., "Digital Mapping 
		Methods: Accurate Digital Data Capture and Analysis for 
		the Field Geoscientist," GSA Continuing Educational 
		Manual,Geological Society of America, 119 p., 1999.

Xu, X. and Aiken, C., Using GPS and reflectorless laser 
		rangefinder for surveying grids and geological mapping 
		at Corbula Gulch, Utah,  UT-Dallas Geophysical 
		Consortium Proceedings, 1999.

Xu, X. and Aiken C.L.V., Using GPS and reflectorless laser 
		rangefinder for surveying grids and geological mapping 
		at Corbula Gulch, Utah, UT-Dallas Geophysical 
		Consortium Proceedings, 2000.

Nielsen, K. C., Aiken, C. L. V., and Xu, X., Digital Mapping 
		Methods: Accurate Digital Data Capture and Analysis for 
		the Field Geoscientist, GSA Continuing Educational 
		Manual, Geological Society of America, 119 p., 2000.

Corbeanu, H., Brikowski, T. and Aiken, C, 2000, "Landslide 
		Monitoring in Romania," GPS World, March, p38-42. 
		ION-GPS Meeting, September, 8p.
     

Invited presentations

UNAM, Instituto de Geofisica y Geologia, Mexico City, Mexico, 
		Digital methods of geologic mapping, April, 2000.

ExxonMobil Corp., Houston, TX, one-day seminar/training 
		course, 3D Virtual geology acqusition and analysis, 
		March, 2000.

Norsk Hydro Oil, Bergen, Norway, 5 day training course, 
		Digital geologic data acquisition and analysis, 2000.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, 
		New Orleans, LA, Exhibition on ;3D virtual geology,
		Center for Lithospheric Studies, April, 2000.

Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Houston, 
		TX, Digital Data Acquisition using lasers and GPS, 
		March 2000.

3D Virtual Earth Models by GPS integrated with laser 
		rangefinders and close-in oblique digital Photography, 
		Dept. of Geosciences, San Diego State University,
		Oct., 2001 
       
Scientists Helping America Conference, Dept. of Defense, 
		Special Operations Command, Arlington, 
		Va, March 11-13, 2002.
      
Virtual Geology:Acquisition and Analysis, Univ. of Idaho, 
		Demonstration and Seminar, Moscow, Idaho,  
		Oct. 9-12, 2002.
       
3D Photorealistic Models of Geology: Examples in the US, 
		Spain and Mexico of Virtual Geology for Analysis, 
		Interpretation and Virtual Field Trips, 
		ChevronTexaco Geology Forum, Galveston, TX, 
		Oct. 15, 2002. (with X. Xu)
      
Scientists Helping America Conference, Dept. of Defense, 
		Special Operations Command, Arlington, VA, 
		March 11-13, 2002.
      
Virtual Geology: Acquisition and Analysis, Univ. of Idaho, 
		Demonstration and Seminar, Moscow, Idaho, Oct. 9-12, 2002.
       
3D Photorealistic Models of Geology: Examples in the US, 
		Spain and Mexico of Virtual Geology for Analysis, 
		2002.
       
Interpretation and Virtual Field Trips, ChevronTexaco Geology 
		Forum, Galveston, TX, Oct. 15, 2002.
      
3D Virtual Geology, NSF EarthScope Complementary Geophysics 
		Workshop, Carlos Aiken, Denver, Colorado March, 2003.
      
3D photorealistic Geology, Carlos Aiken and Xueming Xu, 
		Denver, CO, NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure(CI) 
		for the Integrated Solid Earth Sciences (ISES), 
		March, 2003. 2003 DLESE  Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO 
		2003.
      
3D Virtual Geology by integrated lasers, cameras and GPS,
		 Carlos Aiken, Boise, Idaho, NSF Workshop on Development 
		of a Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education 
		in Structural Geology, October, 2003.
       
Use of fast laser scanners, gps and digital photography to 
		create a virtual world, Carlos Aiken and Xueming Xu, 
		Rowlett, TX, City of Rowlett. GPS Training and Product 
		Demonstration, May, 2003.
       
Mobile utility gps mapping of the city of Rowlett 
		infrastructure utilizing laser offsets, Cody Cantrell 
		and Carlos.
       
Aiken, City of Rowlett GPS Training and Product Demonstration, 
		May, 2003.
       
The Use of Ground-Based Laser Scanners, GPS and Digital 
		Cameras to Rapidly Create 3D Virtual Models, Carlos 
		Aiken, Houston, TX, ExxonMobil Upstream Co., 
		September, 2003.
       
Laser/photo realistic scanning and modeling along two railroad 
		cuts along the Brazos integrated with conventional 
		geological interpretation of Karen Steele, Carlos Aiken, 
		Mineral Wells, TX, AEG-Texas Summer Field Trip, 
		July, 2003.
       
3D digital mapping and visualization, Carlos Aiken Xueming Xu,
		Moscow, Idaho, Geology Seminar Series, Univ. of Idaho, 
		March, 2003.
       
3D  Virtual Geology, Carlos Aiken and Xueming Xu, Lawrence, 
		Kansas, NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure(CI)for the
		Integrated Solid Earth Sciences, March, 2003,
		Univ. of Kansas.
       
Virtual 3D Geology: The Virtual Field Trip Is Here, Carlos 
		Aiken and Xueming Xu, Austin, TX, Annual Association of 
		Engineering Geologists/American Institute of 
		Professional Geologists (AEG/AIPG) Spring Symposium 
		Engineering, Environmental, Hydrologic, Resource 
		and Research Geology, April, 2003.
       
Mobile utility GPS mapping of the City of Rowlett 
		infrastructure utilizing laser offsets: Final Report, 
		City of Rowlett, May 2003.

       
2003 DLESE (Digital Library of Earth Science Education) Annual 
		Meeting, Carlos Aiken, Boulder, CO. July, 2003.
       
Acquisition and Use of Virtual Geologic Models,2004, 
		Northfield, MN, NSF National Association of Geology 
		Teachers, Cutting Edge Visualization Workshop.
       
The Use of Ground-Based Laser Scanners, GPS and Digital 
		Cameras to Rapidly Create 3D Virtual Models, Houston, 
		TX, ExxonMobil Upstream Corp. 
       
Photorealistic Capture and 3D Modeling: The Virtual World, 
		Carlos, 2005, Houston, TX, Shell Oil USA Corp., Geowall 
		demo and seminar.
       
Rapid Site Capture In 3d At High Accuracy With Fast Laser 
		Scanners, 2005, Carrolton, TX, Conestoga Engineers, 
		Geowall demo and seminar.
       
Virtual Fieldtrips in Geology, 2005, Plano, Tx, Plano Campus, 
		Collin County Community College, Geowall demo and 
		lectures to Earth Sciences Course.
       
Virtual Fieldtrips in Geology, 2005, McKinney, TX, McKinney 
		Campus, Collin County Community College, Geowall demo 
		and lectures to Earth Sciences Course.
       
Photorealistic Capture and 3D Modeling, 2005, Irving, TX , 
		Pioneer Resources, Geowall demo and seminar.
       
Close Range Laser Scanning and Photography, 2005, Baltimore, 
		MD, Geospatial Applications to Antarctic Research 
		Workshop Seminar and workshop.
       
Photorealistic Capture and 3D Modeling: The Virtual World 
		3D Scanning, 2005, Houston TX, SPAR 2005 Conference 
		and Exhibition.
       
Color from Real Photos Applied to Laser Scanning, 2005, 
		Dallas TX, Dallas Rapid Transit, DART Seminar Series 
		UTD Virtual Mapping Program:Photorealistic Capture and 
		3D Modeling, 2006, ExxonMobil Research Lab, Houston, TX,
       
Aiken, Carlos, 2006, 3D Virtual Models of Geology by Accurate 
		Mapping of Photography onto Surfaces, invited, 
		University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri.
       
Photorealistic Capture and 3D Modeling: The Virtual World, 
		2006, Pioneer Resources, Dallas, TX.
       
Laser Scanning with Color: the Creation and Use of 3D, 2006, 
		Carlos Aiken,Xueming Xu, Bobbie Neubert.
       
Photo real virtual odels with presentations in 3D stereo, 
		2006, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors,
		Dallas Training on digital geologic mapping, Univ. 
		of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
       
Carlos Aiken, Xueming Xu, Mohammed Alfarhan, 2006,Virtual 
		Mapping: Photo Real Capture and 3D Modeling, 2006.
       
GEON April 6-8 GEON Workshop to Identify Ground-Based Digital 
		Acquisition, Analysis, and Visualization Needs of the 
		Geological Science Community, Univ. of California at 
		San Diego, San Diego, CA.
       
UTD Virtual Mapping Program: Photorealistic Capture and 3D 
		Modeling,2006, ExxonMobil Research Lab, Houston, TX. 
       
3D Virtual Models of Geology by Accurate Mapping of 
		Photography onto  Surfaces, University of 
		Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, 2007, Missouri.
     
Photorealistic Capture and 3D Modeling The Virtual World,2007, 
		Pioneer Resources, Dallas, TX.
     
Laser Scanning with Color: the Creation and Use of 3D Photo 
		real virtual models with presentations in 3D stereo, 
		2007, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, 
		Dallas, TX.

Aiken, C., Alfarhan, M., White, L., and Abdelsalam, M, 
		Three-Dimensional Globally-Accessed Monuments 
		Experiment (3D-GAME): The UT Dallas – Missouri S&T 
		Effort Joint Effort, Virtual Systems and Multi Media 
		Conference, Lemasol, Cyprus.
       
Aiken, C., VLBI-GPS Geospatial Registration, TLS Workshop 
		8-10 September, 2008, NASA Goddard Space Flight 
		Center, NASA.
       
Oldow, J S, Alfarhan, M, White, L S, Ahmed, T, Alvarado, 
		M I, Cline, J, Shilpakar, P, Aiken, C L, 
		“Monitoring Growth of the Daisetta, Texas Sinkhole 
		With Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Close Range Digital 
		Photography,9and GPS”, 2008.
       
AGU Fall Meeting 15-19 December 2008, San Francisco,
		California. "Monitoring Growth of the Daisetta, 
		Texas Sinkhole With Terrestrial Laser Scanning, 
		Close Range Digital Photography,and GPS", Houston 
		Geological Society and Association of Engineering and 
		Environmental Geologists, Daisetta Sinkhole Fieldtrip, 
		Diasetta, Houston., 2009.
     
Four Lectures on 3D Photorealistic geologic modeling, 
		Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia,2009.

Abstracts

Xu, C Aiken KC Nielsen, J Bhattacharya, R Corbeanu, M. Balde, 
		R. Davies, H Corbeanu, M Wizevich and GA McMechan,
		The digital geologic mapping of the Ferron Sandstone, 
		Utah, by the Integration of GPS, Laser rangefinders, 
		cameras and G.I.S. [cybercapture], Abstract, Presented 
		at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 
		Toronto, Canada, 1998.
       
Xu, X., Aiken, C. L. V., Corbeanu, R., Bhattacharya, J., Zeng, 
		X., McMechan, G. A.,"3D Geological Model by Digital 
		Mapping of Corbula Gulch Ferron Sandstone, Utah", GSA, 
		Denver, CO.Geol. Soc. of Americ, Denver, CO., 1999.
       
Nielsen, K. C., Xu, X., Aiken, C. L., AbdelSalam, M. G., 
		"Digital Mapping of Stratigraphic Geometries: 
		Issues and Examples of Practical Implementation.", 
		GSA, Denver, CO., 1999.
       
Aiken, C. L. V., Xu, X., Nielsen, K. C., "The  Case History 
		of Digital Mapping of a Road Cut: The Dakota Group 
		Along I-70 West of Denver." GSA, Denver., 1999.

De la Fuente, M. F. and Aiken, C. L. V., "Geometria en la 
		Vaja de Plata," Reunion International de Mineria 
		Zacatecas Siglo XXI, Zacatecas, Mexico, 1999.
       
Nielsen, K. C, Xu, X., Aiken, C., and Abdelsalam, M. G., 
		"Digital Mapping Systems: Electronic Data Capture 
		and Analysis for Field Studies, International 
		Conference in the Western Desert of Egypt: Geological 
		Environment and Development Potentials,"
		Cairo, Egypt., 2000.
       
Bhattacharya, J.P., Endresen, J., Xu., X., and Aiken, 
		C.L.V., 2000, Using GPS and lasers to map subtle 
		structures that control positions of reservoir 
		sandstones in foreland basins, Amer. Assoc. 
		Petroleum Geologists Annual  Meeting, New Orleans, 
		LA, 2000.
       
Xu, X. and Aiken, 2001, 3D Virtual Earth Models by GPS 
		Integrated with Laser Rangefinders and Oblique Close-in 
		Digital Photography, ION-GPS Meeting, September.
       
Chen, T., Ferguson, J., Aiken, C., Siebert, J., Hare, J.,
		Brady, J., 2001, High-Accuracy GPS and Gravity Surveys 
		in North  Slope, Alaska: ION-GPS Meeting, Salt Lake 
		City, September.
       
Olariu, C., Bhattacharya, J., Ge, R., Xu, X., Aiken, C., 
		Marcy, F., Zeng, X., McMechan, G.A., and Neubert, 
		B.N., 2001, Study of terminal distributary channels 
		in fluvial dominated delta from using ground penetrating 
		radar and digital mapping techniques, Cretaceous 
		Panther Tongue Sandstone, Utah, USA, AAPG Annual Meeting
       
Cornel  Olariu,  Xueming Xu, Carlos L.V. Aiken, Bobbie J. 
		Neubert, Rui Ge, Janok  P. Bhattacharya, 2002, Digital 
		mapping of outcrops, techniques for building 3-D 
		geometries of bedding surfaces. Example from the 
		Cretaceous Panther Tongue sandstone, East-Central Utah, 
		Abstract, Official Program, American  Assoc. Pet. Geol. 
		Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, P. A-133. 
       
Thurmond, John B., Aiken, Carlos L.V., and Xu, Xueming, 2002, 
		three dimensional mapping of outcrop geology: Case 
		studies in siliciclastics, carbonates and structure 
		Abstract, Geol. Soc. America Annual Meeting Program, 
		Denver, CO, p.96. 
       
Olariu, Mariana, Xu, Xueming, Abdel-salam, Mohamed, Aiken, 
		CLV, and Ammann, Larry, 2002, Ground based remote 
		sensing techniques integrated with close  range, oblique 
		derived 3D digital models of Jackfork turbidites, Big 
		Rock Quarry, Arkansas, Abstract, Denver, CO, Geol. 
		Soc. America Annual Meeting Program, Denver, CO, p.160.
       
Bhattacharya, Janok, Aiken, Carlos, Corbeanu, Rucsandra, 
		McMechan, George, Xu, Xueming, Zeng, Xiaoxian, and White, 
		Christopher, 2002, 3-D outcrop reservoir 
		characterization, Abstract, Official Program, American 
		Assoc. Pet. Geol. Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, 
		p.A-18. (Frank Kottlowski Memorial Award (best paper” )) 
       
J.S. Oldow, D.S. Lewis, J. K. Campbell, L. Ferranti, B. 
		D’Argenio and E. Marsella, G. Pappone, C.L.V. Aiken, 
		R. Catalano, and L. Carmignani, 2002, 
		Active Microplate Deformation and Crustal Delamination 
		in the Southern Circum-Tyrrhenian region, Italy: GPS 
		Velocities from the Peri-Tyrrhenian Deformation Geonet, 
		American Geophys. Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA
       
Oldow, J S, Lewis, DS, Campbell, JK, Ferranti, L., D’Argenio, 
		B., Marsella, E., Pappone, G., Aiken, C., Catalano, R., 
		Carmignani, L., 2002, Active Microplate Deformation and 
		Crustal Delamination in the Circum-Tyrrhenian Region,
		Italy, Abstract, European Geophysical Society Annual
		Meeting, Budapest, Hungary.
Lewis, LS, Oldow, J S, Ferranti, L., D’Argenio, B., Pappone, 
		G., and Maschio, L., and Aiken, CLV, 2002, Abstract,
		Active Extension and Contraction in the Southern
		Apennines Orogenic Belt, Italy Derived from GPS
		Velocities of the Peri-Tyrrhenian Deformation Geonet,
		American Geophys. Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA
Lewis, LS, Oldow, JS, Ferranti, L., D’Argenio, B., Pappone, 
		G., and Maschio, L., and Aiken, CLV, 2002, Active 
		extension and contraction in the Southern Apennines 
		orogenic belt, Italy, Abstract, European Geophysical 
		Society Annual Meeting, Budapest, Hungary.
Aiken, C., 2003, 3D Virtual Geology for Education, Boulder, 
		CO, NSF Digital Library for Earth System Education 
		Annual Meeting, August, 2003.
       
Olariu ,M., X. Xu, A. Mohamed, C. Aiken, and L. Ammann,
		2003, The Use Of Oblique Close-Range Multi-Spectral
		Imagery In Digital 3-D Mapping Of The Jackfork
		Turbidites At Big Rock Quarry, Arkansas, Seattle, WA, 
		October, 2003, Geological Society of America Annual
		Meeting.
       
Aiken, C.,  X. Xu, and J. Oldow, 2003, Lidar/photorealistic 
		geospatial reference system for an investigation of the 
		biocomplexity of extreme environments, Mickey Hot 
		Springs, Alvord Desert, southeastern Oregon, Seattle, 
		WA, October, 2003, Geological Society of America 
		Annual Meeting.
       
Abdelsalam, M., X. Xu and C. Aiken, 2003, Web-Residing 3D 
		Virtual Geology For Teaching Earth Sciences For All 
		Levels: The Virtual Fieldtrip, Seattle, WN, October, 
		2003, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
       
Oldow, J., X. Xu, and  C. Aiken, 2003, Ground-Based Lidar 
		Imaging And Surface Analysis Of Late Pleistocene 
		Faulting Southeastern Oregon, Seattle, WN, October, 
		2003, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
       
Xu, X., C. Aiken, 2003, Laser-Based 3D Geologic Mapping, 
		From Feature Tracing To Photorealistic Outcrops: An 
		Overview With Case Histories, Seattle, WN, October, 
		2003, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
       
Aiken, C., 2003, 3D Virtual Geology for Education, Carlos 
		Aiken, Boulder, CO, NSF Digital Library for Earth 
		System Education Annual Meeting, August, 2003.
       
Xu, X., Carlos L. V. Aiken, and John Thurmond, 2004, 
		Integration of New 3D Photorealistic Outcrop Mapping 
		with a Previous Reservoir Characterization Study, 
		American Assoc. of Exploration Geologists Programs with 
		Abstracts, Dallas, TX.
       
Lee, K., M. R. Gani, X. Zeng, G. A. McMechan,  W. R. Griffin, 
		D. N. Sultana, J. P. Bhattacharya, C. L. V. Aiken, 
		X. Xu, 2004, GPR Survey of a Delta Front Reservoir 
		Analog, The Wall Creek Member, Frontier Formation, 
		Wyoming, U.S.A, American Assoc. of Exploration 
		Geologists Programs with Abstracts, Dallas, TX.
       
Olariu, M. U., Xueming Xu, and Carlos  L.V. Aiken, 2004, 
		Development of Analysis Techniques of Close-in 3-D 
		Photorealistic Mapping: Deepwater Turbidite Deposits 
		at Big Rock Quarry, Arkansas American Assoc. of 
		Exploration Geologists Programs with Abstracts, 
		Dallas, TX.
       
Martinsen, O., Tore M Loseth, John Thurmond, Trond Lien, 
		Xueming Xu, and Carlos Aiken, 2004, Beyond Outcrop 
		Visualization: Building Reservoir and Depositional 
		Models in a CAVE Environment American Assoc. of 
		Exploration Geologists Programs with Abstracts, 
		Dallas, TX.
       
Xueming Xu, Carlos L. V. Aiken, and John Thurmond, 2003, 
		Integration of New 3D Photorealistic Outcrop Mapping 
		with a Previous Reservoir Characterization Study, 
		American Assoc. of Exploration Geologists Programs with 
		Abstracts, Dallas, TX.
       
X. Xu and  C.L.V. Aiken, 2005, Acquisition, Visualization 
		and Analysis of Photo Real 3D Virtual Geology at High
		Accuracy: Data Acquisition From the Ground With Digital 
		Cameras, Terrestrial Laser Scanners and GPS American 
		Geophysical Union; Session on Geodetic Laser Scanning: 
		Space, Airborne, and Ground San Francisco, 
		CA (December 12, 2005).
       
Tuck, Dean; Xu, Xueming; Thurmond, John; Gillespie, Paul; 
		Farseth, Roald; Aiken, Carlos. 2005, Capturing Digital 
		Field Data to create 3D Photorealistic Outcrop Models 
		of the Structure in the Lower Jurassic Interbedded 
		Pelagic Limestones and Marls of the Lias  Formation 
		near Kilve, Somerset, England. GSA South Central 
		Sectional Meeting, San Antonio, TX. GSA Abstract with 
		Program 37, No. 3.
       
Carlos Aiken, Xueming Xu, Mohammed Alfarhan, 2006,Virtual 
		Mapping: Photo Real Capture and 3D Modeling, 2006.
       
GEON April 6-8 GEON Workshop to Identify Ground-Based 
		Digital Acquisition, Analysis, and Visualization Needs 
		of the Geological Science Community, Univ. of 
		California at San Diego, San Diego, CA.
       
Dean Tuck, Carlos Aiken, Xueming Xu., 2006, The digital 
		classroom of tomorrow: Incorporating digital geology 
		and Cybermapping into the undergraduate geosciences 
		curriculum.Annual GSA Conference, Philadelphia, 
		October 2006. GSA Abstracts with Programs 
		Vol. 38, No. 7.
       
Dean Tuck, Carlos Aiken, Xueming Xu, 2006, Developing and 
		utilizing virtual outcrops in undergraduate courses 
		and a call to create and inter-university exchange 
		program of "Virtual Outcrops. Penrose Conference: 
		"Unlocking  3D Earth Systems - Harnessing New Digital 
		Technologies to Revolutionize Multi-Scale Geologic 
		Models." Durham, UK. September 2006.
       
Thurmond, J., 2006, Five years of 3D outcrop analysis: 
		The past, the present, and the future, Penrose 
		Conference:"Unlocking 3D Earth Systems - Harnessing New 
		Digital Technologies to Revolutionize Multi-Scale 
		Geologic Models." Durham, UK. September 2006.

David Hunt, John Thurmond, Gunnar Halvorsen, Toni. Simo, 
		Jana Van Alstine, Gemma Labrana de  Miguel, Carlos Aiken, 
		2006, Development of an integrated outcrop dataset for 
		fractured and karsted carbonate reservoir analogues 
		using photorealistic models: The Permian Capitan 
		Platform, Guadalupe Mountains, USA, Penrose Conference: 
		"Unlocking 3D Earth Systems - Harnessing New Digital 
		Technologies to Revolutionize Multi-Scale Geologic 
		Models." Durham, UK. 
       
Carlos Aiken and Xueming Xu, 2006, 3D Virtual Models of 
		Geology by Accurate Mapping of Photography onto Surfaces, 
		Penrose Conference: "Unlocking 3D  Earth Systems - 
		Harnessing New Digital Technologies to Revolutionize 
		Multi-Scale Geologic Models." Durham, UK. September 
       
Alfarhan, M., Aiken, C. and Xu, X., 2006, The use of a laser 
		rangefinder attached to a pocket PC to capture and 
		analyze 3D digital geologic data in the field– a case 
		study – Preston Railroad Cut, Texas. Penrose Conference: 
		"Unlocking 3D Earth Systems - Harnessing New Digital 
		Technologies to Revolutionize Multi-Scale Geologic 
		Models." Durham, UK. September 
       
Olariu, I., Ferguson, J. and Aiken, C., 2006, Outcrop 
		Fracture Characterization using terrestrial laser 
		scanners, deepwater Jackfork Sandstone at Big Rock 
		Quarry, Arkabsas, Penrose Conference: "Unlocking 3D 
		Earth Systems - Harnessing New Digital Technologies to 
		Revolutionize Multi-Scale Geologic Models." 
		Durham, UK. September.
       
Mulcare,D., Roman, D. Brozena, J., Childres, V., Lyle, S. 
		Jeffress, G., Prouty, D., Sadovski, D., Smith, R., 
		Aiken, and Guitierrez,R., 2007, Naval Research 
		Laboratory Gulf of Mexico Geoid Model Texas Reference 
		Center Pilot Project, Eos Trans. AGU,88(23), 
		Jt. Assem. Suppl.
       
Oldow, John S., Aiken, Carlos L. V., Walker, J. Douglas, 
		Arrowsmith, J., 2007, Building The Interface Facility 
		For Centimeter-Scale, 3d Digital Field Geology 
		Geoinformatics 2007 Conference, Paper No. 3-6, 
		Univ. of California
       
Burnham, Brian, S., Tuck, Dean, Biholar, Alex, Cording, 
		Marie, White, Lionel, Alfarhan, Mohammed, Aiken, 
		Carlos, and Oldow, John, 2007, Capture and construction 
		of  photorealistic 3D geologic models of the 
		Pennsylvanian Hartshorne sandstone of Huckleberry 
		Creek spillway in central Arkansas: Geological Society 
		of America Abstracts with Programs, 
		v. 39,  58-25, p. 165.
       
Biholar, Alex, Tuck, Dean, Burnham, Brian, S., Cording, 
		Margie, White, Lionel, Alfarhan, Mohammed, Aiken, 
		Carlos, and Oldow, John, 2007, Educational applications 
		of photorealistic 3D modeling when applied to a meander 
		point bar sequence of the Pennsylvanian Hartshorne 
		Formation at the Huckleberry Creek Spillway, Arkansas: 
		Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 
		v. 39, 56-4, p. 153.
       
Alfarhan, Mohammed, and Aiken, Carlos, 2007, Real Time 
		Integration Of Laser Rangefinders And Arcgis To Capture 
		3d Geology Features, 17th Annual South Central Arc User 
		Group (SCAUG) Conference, 11-13 April 2007,
		New Orleans, Louisiana.
       
Alfarhan, Mohammed S., White, Lionel, And Aiken, Carlos, 
		2007, "Capturing, Visualizing, And Analyzing Geological
     Outcrops With 3d Laser Rangefinders And Terrestrial 
		Laser Scanners And Digital Camera", the 28th  Asian 
		Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), 12-16 November 
		2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
       
Alfarhan, Mohammed S., White, Lionel, and Aiken, Carlos, 
		2007, "Capturing, Visualizing And Analyzing Outcrops 
		in 3D Using Laser Rangefinders Integrated With Arcgis", 
		GSA Denver Annual Meeting, 28–31 October 2007, 
		Denver, Colorado.
       
Ahmed, Tarig M., White, Lionel S. Jr, Alfarhan, Mohammed, 
		and Aiken, Carlos, 2007, "Digital Close Range 
		Photogrammetry as Part of A Terrestrial Based Digital 
		Geologic Mapping Program", 2007 GSA Denver Annual 
		Meeting, 28–31 October, Denver, Colorado.
       
Prouty, D B, Lyle, S D,: Roman, D R, Mulcare, D M, Jeffress, 
		G, Sadovski, A,: Aiken, C L, Smith,R, Childers, V A, 
		and AU: Brozena, J M, 2007, Naval Research Laboratory 
		Gulf of Mexico Geoid Model Texas Reference Center 
		Pilot Project, 2007 Joint Assembly Eos  Trans. AGU, 
		88(23), Joint. Assem. Supplement., Abstract G32A-05.

Aiken, Aiken, Carlos, Alfarhan, Mohammed, White, Lionel, 
		Ahmed, Tarig, Wang Miao,Prabin Shilpakar, M. Iris 
		Alvarado, Analyzing 3D Virtual Models built with 
		Terrestrial LiDAR: Now that I have it what do I do 
		with it?, 2008, UNAVCO Science Workshop, 11-13 March, 
		2008, Boulder, Colorado.
      
Biholar, Alex, Burnham, Brian S., Aiken, Carlos, White, 
		Lionel, and Alfarhan, Mohammed S., 2008,"Spatially 
		Analyzed Photorealistic 3d Models And Their Application 
		To Teaching In The Geosciences. Case Study: The Meander 
     Point Bar Sequence Of the Pennsylvanian Hartshorne 
		Formation at the Huckleberry Creek Spillway 
		Arkansas", 2008, GSA South-Central Section - 
		42nd Annual Meeting. 30 March - 1 April, 2008, Hot 
		Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
      
Alvarado, M. Iris, Alfarhan, Mohammed, White, Lionel S. Jr, 
		and Aiken, Carlos L.V., 2008,"Geois: A Software To 
     Facilitate  Teaching Geosciences K-12", 2008, GSA 
		South-Central Section - 42nd Annual  Meeting. 30 
		March – 1 April, 2008, Hot Springs Convention Center, 
		Hot Springs, Arkansas.
       
Burnham, Brian S., Biholar, Alex, Aiken, Carlos, White, 
		Lionel, and Alfarhan, Mohammed S., 2008,"Digital Spatial 
     Analysis Of Photorealistic 3d Geologic Models Of 
		The Pennsylvanian Hartshorne Sandstone Sequence Of 
		Huckleberry Creek Spillway In Central Arkansas", 2008, 
		GSA South-Central Section - 42nd Annual Meeting. 
		30 March – 1 April, 2008, Hot Springs Convention 
		Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
       
Lionel White, Mohammed Alfarhan, Tariq Ahmed and Carlos 
		Aiken, 2008,"GeoDimensional Tools-Software Modules to 
		Create and Analyze 3D Virtual Outcrops", 2008, 
		SEPMOutcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and 
     Applications, 22 - 28 June 2008, Kilkee, Ireland.
       
Lionel White, Mohammed Alfarhan, Tariq Ahmed, Alex Biholar, 
		Brian Burnham and Carlos Aiken, 2008, “Hands-on 
		Demonstration of GeoDimensional Tools Applied to 
		Outcrops Near Kilkee, Ireland, and Others”, 2008, 
		SEPM Outcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and 
		Applications, 22-28 June 2008, Kilkee, Ireland
       
Lionel White, Mohammed Alfarhan, Tariq Ahmed, Carlos Aiken, 
		2008,"Structural and Orientation Analysis of 3D 
		Virtual Outcrop Models", 2008, GSA Joint Annual 
		Meeting, 5-9 October 2008, Houston, Texas.
       
White, Lionel, Ahmed, Tarig, Alfarhan, Mohammed, Alvarado, 
		Iris, Biholar, Alex, Burnham, Brian, Shilpakar Prabin,
     and Aiken, Carlos, 2008, Application of the 
		GeoDimensional Tools ArcGIS Extension for the Analysis 
		of 3D Virtual models of Outcrops in the Arbuckle 
		Anticline and Other, 2008, GSA Joint Annual Meeting, 
		5-9 October 2008, Houston, Texas.
       
Burnham, Brian., Kashouh, Michele., Pujana, Ignacio., White, 
		Lionel., Alfarhan, Mohammed., Biholar, Alex., and Carlos, 
		Aiken.,2008, "Three Dimensional Model of Type Section 
		of Santonian Limestone (AustinChalk) at Ten Mile 
     	Creek Dallas County, Texas: Applications to 
		Paleontology of 3D VirtualGeologic Methods", 2008, 
		GSA Joint Annual Meeting, 5-9 October 2008,Houston, 
		Texas.
       
White, Lionel, Alfarhan, Mohammed, Ahmed, Tarig and Aiken,
		Carlos, 2008,Structural and Orientation Analysis of 3D
     Virtual Outcrop Models, 2008,GSA Joint Annual Meeting, 
		5-9 October 2008, Houston, Texas.
       
Alvarado, Iris, Alfarhan, Mohammed , White, Lionel and Aiken, 
		Carlos, 2008, K-12Teacher as An NSF RET (Research
     Experience for Teachers) Participant in the NSF 
		INTERFACE (Interdisciplinary alliance for digital Field 
		data Acquisition and Exploration)Facility at UT-Dallas, 
		2008, GSA Joint Annual Meeting, 5-9 October 2008, 
		Houston, Texas.
       
Oldow, J S, Alfarhan, M, White, L S, Ahmed, T, Alvarado, M I, 
		Cline, J, Shilpakar, P, Aiken, C L, 2008,“Monitoring 
     Growth of the Daisetta, Texas Sinkhole With Terrestrial 
		Laser Scanning, Close Range Digital Photography,and GPS, 
		2008 AGU Fall Meeting 15-19  December 2008, San 
		Francisco,California.
       
White, Lionel, Alfarhan, Mohammed, Cline, Jarvis, Abdelsalam,
		 Mohamed, and Aiken, Carlos, "Analysis Of Geological 
		Outcrop Virtual Models Using The Arcgis Platform", 
		2009 GSA, South-Central Section - 43rd Annual Meeting, 
		16-17  March 2009, Dallas, Texas
       
Aiken, Carlos L.V., Oldow, John S., Alfarhan, Mohammed, 
		White, Lionel S. Jr, and Ahmed, Tarig, "Monitoring Growth 
		Of The Daisetta, Texas Sinkhole With Terrestrial Laser 
		Scanning, Close Range Digital Photography, And GPS", 
		2009 GSA, South-Central  Section - 43rd Annual Meeting, 
		16-17 March 2009, Dallas, Texas
       
Alvarado, Iris, Wurtz, Michelle, White, Lionel S. Jr, 
		Alfarhan, Mohammed, and Aiken, Carlos L.V., "virtual 
		Model It And They Will Learn", 2009 GSA, South-Central 
		Section - 43rd Annual Meeting, 16-17 March 2009, 
		Dallas, Texas
       
Kashouh, Michele, Burnham, Brian, Alfarhan, Mohammed, White, 
		Lionel, Pujana, Ignacio, and Aiken, Carlos, "Site 
		Documentation of Global Stratigraphic Sections And Points 
		(Gssp) Through Methods Of Three Dimensional Geologic 
		Modeling. Case Study: The  Wal-Mart Section Of Ten Mile 
		Creek, Dallas Texas", 2009 GSA, South-Central Section - 
		43rd Annual Meeting , 16 - 17 March 2009, Dallas, Texas 
       
White, Lionel; Alfarhan, Mohammed; Aiken, Carlos, “The 
		Construction and Analysis of 3D Photorealistic Models 
		of Geological Outcrops", SPAR Point Research, 2009, 
		"3D Imaging and Positioning for Engineering/
		Construction/Manufacturing", 6th Annual Conference on 
		3D Laser Scanning, Dynamic Survey, Lidar and Dimensional 
		Control, March 30 - April 1, 2009, Denver, Colorado 
       
Lionel White, Sumanta Chatterjee, Miao Wang, Mohammed 
		Alfarhan, Carlos Aiken, Christopher Kendall, "Cyber 
		Mapping of sequence stratigraphic surfaces in outcrops:
		LIDAR provides a cutting edge to sedimentary modeling", 
		AAPG 2009 Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2009, SEPM 
		Research Group for Sequence Stratigraphy,, June 7-10, 
		2009, Denver, Colorado.
       
White, Lionel; Alfarhan, Mohammed; Cline, Jarvis; Aiken, 
		Carlos, "Real-time Mapping of Laser Rangefinder to 
		Photograph in ArcMap", ESRI International User Conference 
		(ESRI UC), 2009, July 13–17, 2009, San Diego Convention 
		Center, San Diego, California, Proceeding paper, 
		http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc09/
		uc/papers/pap_1283.pdf.
       
Rodriguez, Iris*; Cabrelles, Miriam; Lerma, Jose L.; White, 
		Lionel; Alfarhan, Mohammed; Aiken, Carlos L.V.: 
		"A Comparison Of The Effectiveness Of Closerange 
		Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning, And Their Integration 
		In Creating High Resolution 3d Virtual Models Of
		Geologic Outcrops", 2009 GSA Annual Meeting, From
		Volcanoes to Vineyards: Living with Dynamic Landscapes, 
		18-21 October • Portland,  Oregon, USA, Oregon 
		Convention Center.
 

Projects and funding

Norsk Hydro ASA, Consortium on Digital Geology, 
		2001-2002, $30,000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, Digital Geologic Mapping of the Ainsa 
		Basin, Spain, 2001-2002, $70,000
       
BP Alaska, Surface Gravity Monitoring of  Water Injection, 
		Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 2002, $100,000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2002, Digital Geology Consortium, $30,000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2002, Support for Digital Geologic Mapping 
		at San Clemente Beach, ,$3000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2003, Digital Geology Cosnortium, 
		Jan 2003-Dec 2003, $30,000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2003, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe, (Spain), November 2003-June 
		2004, $37,500
       
City of Rowlett, 2003, Utility Mapping of the City of 
		Rowlett, $18,000.
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2003, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe: Ireland, $48,000
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2004, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe: United Kingdom, $70,000.
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2004, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe: Guadelupes, New Mexico,  $78,000.
      
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2004, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe: with AGIP in Spain,  $28,000.
       
Norsk Hydro ASA, 2005, Preparation for Digital Geologic 
		Mapping of Europe,  Jan 2005-March 2006, $76,000
       
NSF, Cyber-Mapping for Teaching Undergraduate Geoscience 
		Courses, November  2006-November 2008, $149,000
       
NSF, Cyber-Mapping for Teaching Undergraduate Geoscience 
		Courses, NSF,12/06 to 12/08 $149,000. submitted in 
		2006 but changed to subcontract with PI moving to 
		Missouri Univ.of Science and Technology,in 2007.$49,000.
       
NSF, Collaborative Research: Facility Support: Building the 
		INTERFACE facility for cm-scale, 3D digital field 
		geology, NSF,9/2007-3/2010 $183,000
       
University of Calgary, Milk River, Alberta, Canada, Virtual 
		Mapping, 5/3/2008-9/31/2008, $25,000
       
Saudi Aramco Co., Daharan, Saudi Arabia, Three dimensional 
		photorealistic capture and modeling of geologic outcrops
		in Saudi Arabia, 03/01/2010-03/01/2011, $587,000