About Programming Geology: The banner


Only having a Logo to identify this blog would be boring, so what better than a cool banner to go with it? You can see it below the title of the page and on a greenish colour surrounding the main frame of the web.

I created the image on Photoshop following this nice tutorial on Design Shack. The motifs I selected for the background are, of course, programming geology-related:

On the programming-computers side, two icons: The braces, used in the code of some programming languages  (C++ comes to mind) who stands for the software; on the other side, the integrated circuit, part of every computer component, symbolizes the hardware working behind the code.

The curly braces and the integrated circuit

On the geology side, three icons: The ammonites, a recognizable fossil, serves as a call out to the palaeontologists; the geological hammer is one of the most precious possessions of a field geologist (I talked about it on a specific post about it); finally, folds represent the structural geology, the study of the ground, and tectonics.

From left to right: The geo-hammer, an ammonites fossil and folds

The folding structure used for the third symbol above is a digitalization of the O Courel syncline in western Galicia, Spain: Layers of rock stacked like lassagna were compressed until they bent like a paper sheet would. This fold was created on the time of the Hercynian orogeny (approximately 350 million years old) and again deformed during the Alpine orogeny (around 70 million years old). So, an initially upside down fold was tumbled to its side, looking as gorgeous as one can see below. You can read more on my post on the O Courel fold.

Original fold image
O Courel fold

There are many beautiful geological landscapes around Galicia, and this is one of them. I’ll be making a post about my trip there in the future, but in the meanwhile, you can read a bit more about it on the Luar na fraga blog (in spanish with well-taken photos).

I hope the symbols are to your liking! I’m open to suggestions on more geology or computers stuff. Send me an e-mail or contact me via any of the social networks using the buttons on the right side of the page. Or leave a comment below.

Computers and geology

Hello! If you stumbled upon this blog, you must be either geology-related or a programmer, or even both. Either way, let me make a quick remark on the awesomeness of combining these disciplines. Geology benefits greatly from modelling software, supercomputation, geographic information systems and such. I feel informatics aren’t given the importance they should during the formation of geologists, and that’s why I created this blog.

Blog's logo with transparent background.
The command line and the hammer, tools of the trade.

The logo of the blog is a geological hammer on a green and black computer screen. I feel kind of nostalgic for the old green phosphor crt monitors, and the geohammer is something every geologist recognizes. It summarizes my two passions and it’s recognizable.

I’ll be posting twice a month with geoinformatics-related stuff. Don’t hesitate to give feedback on the site, either by leaving a comment below or by e-mail. Have a nice day!