Covid-19 has impacted the teaching activities in the university, including the field trip. It is unfortunate that we can’t bring students to get the feel of true geological works at this difficult moment.
Fortunately, we can use the 3D digital outcrop models to replace the structural geology field trip. The models enable students to observe virtual outcrops from different angles.
We in Universitas Indonesia use 3D digital outcrop models and other digital media to replace the conventional field trip for Structural Geology class. You can use the 3D models and other media for your class as well. Below you can find media that I use for structural geology virtual field trip, consisted of:
- Field trip module
- Explanation video
- 360 video (or spherical video)
- Drone video (oblique view)
- Aerial photograph (orthomap)
- Geological map
- 3D outcrop models
The actual field trip location can be seen in the map below.
Field Trip Module
Aerial Map & Geological Map
3D Outcrop Models
Big thanks for pak Iskandar and pak Septyandy that provide the 360 cam for this work. Big kudos for all teaching assistants/TA for structural geology class who support the creation of this field trip. Unfortunately, not all of the TA can join the fieldwork.
And thank you for reading this article. I hope we can bring the students back to the field again in the near future.