Geological Mapping Technician – Introduction
Hello, I am the Geological Mapping Technician for the Geology Department at the University of Otago.
If you need any assistance with any topics that you consider could be related to technical aspects of geological mapping please come and see me or send me an email.
Topics include: geology software, general illustration software, GIS software, mapping hardware (UAV/drone, GPS, cameras) and more.
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Turning a DOI into a URL (link)
What is a DOI?
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI® names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.
How to do it
Let us examine an example: doi: 10.1130/G32273.1 the “doi:” part identifies that what follows is a DOI but it is not part of the DOI itself. In this case the DOI is: 10.1130/G32273.1
To resolve the DOI as a URL(link) we need to precede it by http://dx.doi.org/ so that in the example above the URL(link) becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G32273.1
For better formatting you can change the text that appears for the link e.g. doi: 10.1130/G32273.1
Why turn a DOI into a URL (link)?
If you are creating or sending any kind of document electronically (e.g. webpage, pdf, word doc, email) then this is useful for the reader, who can simply click on the link and be taken straight to the page. Most software (e.g. ms word, email clients) automatically make URLs clickable.
If you want to resolve any DOI you can of course go to the site: http://dx.doi.org/ and paste the DOI in.
This is my first post. This blog will be used for disseminating information primarily for geology department staff and students. Find out more about this blog. I hope to have posts with illustration and GIS tips and tricks and announce upgrades and changes to equipment and software etc. around the department.