The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation and Oklahoma State University Geoscience and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Consortium exists to create, promote and provide access to digital peer-reviewed GIS products carried out through OSU’s Boone Pickens School of Geology , the OSU Geography Department and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee. The products have direct applications to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-related mineral resources, environmental geology and related economic issues.
In 2008, T. Boone Pickens established the Boone Pickens Digital Geology Fund through a generous contribution by the T. Boone Pickens Foundation . The purpose of this fund is to accelerate and sustain the AAPG Datapages’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) publishing program under the auspices of the AAPG Foundation-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium. Mr. Pickens’ pledge of $9.4 million provides $240,000 per year over the course of 10 years, as well as additional funding thereafter.