24 Apr

Interactive overview map

Online freely available map sheets of the geological map 1:25 000 are now accessible from an interactive overview map on GEO-LEOe-docs. The overview map contains links to over 100 maps on GEO-LEOe-docs, as well as c. 900 maps on other websites. Furthermore, c. 500 map sheets which are in the public domain are shown. These can be suggested for digitization to FID GEO.

The digitization on demand is free of charge.

21 Nov

Geological map (1:25000) – online availability listed (present and potential)

The geological map 1:25 000 for Germany and adjacent regions has been composed in large parts as early as 1853 – 1943. Many of these map sheets are freely available online, and many more could be, once science, e.g. you, states interest in them. The GK25 list online & pd lists over 900 map sheets of the Prussian geological map 1 : 25 000 that can be found online (free download), as well as more than 600 map sheets that can be digitised by FID GEO free of charge, once a notice of demand is received. For notification, please use our request form or write an e-mail (info@fidgeo.de).

14 Aug

Prussian geological map 1 : 25 000

The FID GEO digitises maps free of charge. This is offered for geological maps in the public domain, particularly those which are in stock at SUB Göttingen. Here you find a list of map sheets of the GK25 (Prussian geological map 1:25 000) which are in the public domain and in stock at SUB Göttingen library. On your request these maps can be digitised, once they are not freely available online already.

22 Jun

Relaunch e-docs.geo-leo.de

All documents on the FID GEO publication repository e-docs.geo-leo.de are Open Access. You are invited to upload your pre- or postprints! After a period of improvement processes, the second edition of the FID GEO repository e-docs.geo-leo.de, is now relaunched. Besides technical innovations behind the scenes and layout alterations, there are several improvements to the user: The website is now available also in English. There are filters for publication kind added. The website is now responsive, adjusting the view to different devices such as smartphones. Newly uploaded documents are automatically assigned a new DOI.

22 Jun

Zeitschrift für Geophysik

All legal questions regarding the online publication of the older volumes of the journal have been solved. The DGG (German Geophysical Society) has officially assigned FID GEO to digitization and online publishing of these Volumes. Presently, technical preparations for the digitization are being taken.

22 Jun


The activities of FID GEO were presented at the meeting of the geo- and environmental libraries, which took place on June 1st 2017 at the German Meteorological Office (DWD) in Offenbach. The GeoUm meeting was held in context of the Bibliothekartag 2017. One of the topics discussed most vividly was the digital publishing of old maps and related legal questions.