GIS Andes is a BRGM product conceived in 1997 under
a development project on the metallogeny of the Andes range.
It is based on original brgm syntheses concerning the
geological, metallogenic, mineralogical, geophysical,
geochemical, geodynamic aspects of the Andes and, for
the sake of completeness, integrates data (reformatted
for the GIS) that is freely accessible on US Government
Agency Internet servers cf.
GIS Andes is now available on the market in two ways:
A 'Georama' Version
for PC (under GeoKiosk® from ESRI), which is a Read Only version
in which the data can be consulted in preset scenarios. It is a powerful tool,
whether for research or for display, that offers parameter-defined display options.
The screen-displayed data, whether text or image, can be printed and/or copied to an
image editor or word processor. This version is marketed as a CD-ROM containing the
whole information, at a cost of US$1,000 and only US$500 for the academic
As an ' ŕ la carte ' service, we intend to propose licensing partial
or global datasets, that would be totally accessible and reusable by the customer for
its own purposes. The data are in ArcView ® (ESRI) and Access ® (Microsoft)
format. The cost of this version depends on the number of layers involved.