BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

Geoscientific applications

While all thematic maps of the BGR are clearly represented in the Geoviewer, specific subjects are explained in more detail in different geoscientific applications (Apps). These Apps contain additional geoscientific information and special tools which allow experts to query and visualize the data for a deeper understanding.

Bodenatlas Deutschland

Bodenatlas Deutschland: Beside of the publication of the book „Bodenatlas Deutschland“ (only available in German) the BGR also released a web application under the same name. All printed maps in the chapters of the book are available in the same structure as digital map services in the application. The App provides a wide range of soil related maps in the context of physical, chemical and hydrological properties. The map contents are only available in German.

Borehole Map of Germany

Borehole Map of Germany: Nearly 2 Million boreholes with a total length of 80.000 km are available in the updated “Borehole Map of Germany”. The geological strata data is important for example for foundation soil analysis, geothermal energy, well construction and cut-and-cover line construction. The improvements of the new version 3 contains borehole density layer and performance tuning in urban areas with a high borehole density. All contents of the borehole data are available in German and in English.

German Earthquake Catalogue (GERSEIS)

German Earthquake Catalogue: Since 800 AD nearly 20.000 seismic events like earthquakes in the Federal Republic of Germany and adjacent areas are collected and published the German Earth Cataloque (GERSEIS). It visualizes all epicenters with a local magnitude of 2.0 or higher and all German seismometer-stations in a map. The seismic events are provided by a webmapservice (WMS), which is updated daily. The actual earthquakes of the last year are highlighted.

1:5 Million International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas (IGME 5000)

IGME 5000: A major European GIS project: the 1:5 Million International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas (IGME 5000) is being managed and implemented by the BGR under the aegis of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW). The project involves over 40 European and adjacent countries. Experts can query the geological attribute data for predefined stratigraphic and lithologic units.

Information system InSpEE

InSpEE: The information system „InSpEE“ visualizes the saliniferous formations of northern Germany. It also explains the structural geology in different elevations and provides information for the construction of underground caverns. The main project objective of InSpEE is the research of reliable facts about the potential capacity of the natural salt pillows for establishing storage caverns for renewable forms of energy (hydrogen and compressed air).

World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping and Assessment Programme (WHYMAP)

WHYMAP: The World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping and Assessment Programme (WHYMAP) provides data and information about the earth´s major groundwater resources. The Groundwater Resources Map shows various characteristic groundwater environments in their areal extent and classified by their aquifer productivity and recharge potential. Additional groundwater related features such as wetlands and areas of low rainfall are included in the dataset.

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