Conversion of the Ohio oil- and gas-well township-location maps to a geographic in formation system: history and methodology, by James McDonald, Lawrence H. Wickstrom, Christian D. Steck, and Joseph D. Wells. 34 p., 24 figs., 2006.
IC 61 Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has become the de-facto standard by which map-based data and graphics are managed. This publication documents the Ohio Division of Geological Survey's project to convert manually maintained oil-and-gas-well maps and records into an integrated digital data-management system using GIS technology. In 1995, a program was initiated to modernize the procedures for maintaining and updating oil-and-gas-well records using GIS technology. This report tells the history of how the original paper and mylar oil-and-gas-well-location maps and well-card records were created, and describes the program by which these records were converted for electronic distribution as digital files and print-on-demand products from the division's Geologic Records Center.
A nonprintable version is available as a free download from the Division of Geological Survey website.