BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

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

IGME 5000 depicted exampleIGME 5000 depicted example

The 1 : 5 Million International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas (IGME 5000) shows the prequarternarian geology of Europe onshore and –first time at this scale- offshore.
Aside from the geology attributed by age, petrography and genesis, also magnetic anomalies, tektonic structures, continantal edges, metamorphism and –offshore- crusts are shown.
The map was developed under the leadership of BGR and the auspices of the World Map Commission (CGMW) in cooperation with Geological Surveys of 48 countries and more than 20 scientific institutes.

For detailed information about the „IGME 5000: More than just a map - A multinational GIS System project“ go to IGME-Webseite.

IGME 5000 sheet formatIGME 5000 sheet format

Our Produktcenter gives you an overview about editorial and technical information. There you can download image data and GIS data for free. For purchasing printed maps please contact the Commission for the Geological Map of the World. This map is also sold in a reduced format at scale 1:10 Million.

The map is included in the Geoviewer. Information on accessing the WMS service you find here.


You can also explore the data at the IGME 5000 web mapping application.

Literature:

Asch, K. (2003). The 1 : 5 Million International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3, Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

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