The new Austrian digital Interactive Raw Materials Information System IRIS Online allows to display geological, tectonical, geochemical, aerogeophysical maps, maps of metamorphic events, mineral deposits / occurrences a.s.o. simultaneously. The database comprises more than 5700 entries of Austrian mineral deposits / occurrences and more than 17.000 references. Special queries (groups of minerals, deposits, geochemical anomalies a.s.o.) are possible. The mineral deposits/occurrences are subdivided into appr. 200 metallogenetic districts (mineral deposits / occurrences within a clearly defined tectonic unit, a specific stratigraphic or facies unit, characterised by both similar shape and mineral content of the individual deposits / occurrences).
One of the main targets of the staff of the Geological Survey was to design the IRIS database and a user friendly operability using ESRI ArcGIS Online application. Furthermore, the Geological Survey implemented the definitions of the metallogenetic districts and mineral commodities into their thesaurus.
Piotr Lipiarski (1), Leopold Weber (2), Albert Schedl (1) & Heinz Reitner (1),
Geological Survey of Austria, Austria (1); Former head of minerals policy department of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Vienna, Austria (2)