SkyTEM data contributes towards the first geological map in an Aboriginal language

Image by Energymining.sa.gov.au

“The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) [of South Australia] is proud to publish a geological map in an Aboriginal language for the first time.

The recently released palaeovalley map of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia, has been translated into Pitjantjatjara by the Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation. This broadscale map serves as a guide for more detailed future hydrogeological investigation to unlock additional groundwater resources.”

“The translated map aligns with DEM’s commitment to ensure Aboriginal people can participate fully in the energy and mining sectors, and to support their communities’ aspirations for a positive future.”

Read the entire article here.

For technical details of the original project that shows how SkyTEM and other AEM integrated into the overall groundwater development plan for the region, please read the following articles:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1071/ASEG2018abT5_3H

http://www.goyderinstitute.org/_r3121/media/system/attrib/file/666/Goyder_TRS_20-08_GFLOWS3-summary_v21.pdf