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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 geological maps, maintained by the FID GEO and operated at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen). GEO-LEOe-docs serves as a platform for Green Open Access publications (secondary publications). It also offers an interactive overview map with access to digitised geological maps (GK25). On GEO-LEOe-docs all documents are freely accessible and referenced with DOI. Various ongoing net publications are released here as digital first publications.

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


NFDI Consortium „Earth System Research”

Created by Andreas Hübner | | Allgemein

As part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) Initiative of the Federal Council for Information Infrastructures (RfII), the NFDI4Earth community has been formed to meet the needs of Earth system research in the networking and harmonization of infrastructures, archives and services.

The envisioned NFDI Consortium “Earth System Research” (NFDI4Earth) forms the basis for identifying and articulating the needs of the community, linking existing infrastructures and managing and integrating new developments. At the same time, the consortium aims to jointly moderate and facilitate the cultural change due to the increasing digitization of research.

The first NFDI4Earth plenary meeting took place on 19.12.2018 at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in Hamburg. The task was to indentify the key aspects and the main thrust of the future NFDI4Earth Consortium.

The most important result of the NFDI4Earth plenary meeting was the creation of 5 working groups, which will elaborate the structure and content of the application for an NDFI consortium until the 2nd NFDI4Earth plenary meeting on 21.2.2019 in Potsdam. In all, more than 40 colleagues from all the institutions represented at the workshop agreed to participate in the work in the individual working groups. The documentation of the NFDI4Earth plenary meeting is now available online.


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