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Search engine for topographic maps (SIS Maps)

Our partner, the Specialised Information Service for Cartography and Geodata (SIS Maps), offers various map catalogues on its website, including a high volume of topographic map series with links to the world's national and regional geoportals as well as links to various country-specific Grids&Datums.  

Search alphabetically by country name under: Topo-List.

Repositories for Text and Data Publications

GEO-LEOe-docs is the geoscientific repository for texts and maps. It is maintained by the FID GEO and operated at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen).
On GEO-LEOe-docs all documents are freely accessible and referenced with DOI. Various ongoing net publications are released here as digital first publications. The platform also serves as an Open Access secondary publication platform. Furthermore, an interactive overview map provides access to the digitised geological maps in the repository as well as to freely accessible online maps from other providers.

GFZ Data Services is the subject-specific research data repository for the geosciences and related disciplines, through which research data with DOI have been published since 2004. Today, GFZ Data Services is an internationally recognized repository for citable and DOI referenced geoscientific data, software and the assignment of International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN = PID for physical samples).



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

Created by Inke Achterberg | | Allgemein

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 (


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