Digitisation of Geoscience Literature and Maps


FID GEO offers to digitise older geoscience literature and maps on demand and to make them available online, provided that the material is in the public domain and so far only available in print. This service is free of charge. Material belonging to the comprehensive collections of the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is particularly welcome.

Please use send us an e-mail with your digitisation request.

Geological maps and other works which are in the public domain are digitised by FID GEO on demand and free of charge, if they are not freely available online already. The digitised maps and other works are then made available to the public on GEO-LEOe-docs, document server of FID GEO.

Geological Map 1:25 000

Many map sheets of the geological map 1:25 000 of Germany (the former Prussian and adjacent territories) are in the public domain already. These can be digitised on demand by FID GEO free of charge. The maps are then made available to public on GEO-LEOe-docs, the FID GEO repository. Please write us an e-mail with your digitisation request (info@fidgeo.de)! Many of the map sheets are available online already. The FID GEO overview map contains requestable map sheets and provides links to over 1000 map sheets available online.


FID GEO offers geoscience research institutions and editors to digitise their publications which were not released by a publishing house, provided that they are so far only available in print. This service is free of charge. The digitised material will be made available online and Open Access. If you have any questions or if you want to suggest material for digitisation, please do not hesitate to contact us (e-mail).


We prepared a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” that may answer your questions about these new FID GEO services.

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