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Search engine for geological maps (FID GEO)

The interactive overview map on GEO-LEOe-docs provides access to the online freely available sheets of the geological maps GK25 and GK50. Map sheets already available on GEO-LEOe-docs are listed, usually complemented with the associated explanatory booklets. Researchers may propose public domain map sheets of the GK25 for digitization by the FID GEO free of charge.


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).


Open Access transformation of journals of the Geoscientific academic societies

Created by Andreas Hübner | | Allgemein

Online event

Open Access transformation of journals of the Geoscientific academic societies
16 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Participation: Free of charge and without registration via the following link: Online Conference Room (BigBlueButton).

– Please note that the event will be held in German –

Programme see below.

At this event, the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) and the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) will share their experiences with flipping their journals to Open Access. In addition, other Open Access (business) models beyond the “article-processing-charge” model often used in the natural sciences will be presented and discussed. Also, the DFG and the FID GEO will present their options for supporting scientific societies in the Open Access transformation of their journals. 

This event is aimed in particular at the members and the leadership of geoscientific societies who would like to inform themselves about the possibilities for the Open Access transformation of journals and exchange ideas. All other interested parties are welcome to attend as well. 


Andreas Hübner (FID GEO)
13:10Experiences with journal transformation
 European Journal of Mineralogy
Gerhard Franz / Klaus-Dieter Grevel (Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft)
 E&G Quaternary Science Journal
Christopher Lüthgens (Deutsche Quartärvereinigung)
13:40Models of Open-Access-Transitions
 DEAL: Status quo and future developments
Roland Bertelmann (Helmholtz Open Science Office)
 Alternative transition models: Subscribe to Open
Christopher Lenke (Nationaler Open-Access-Kontaktpunkt OA2020-DE)
14:10Support for academic societies 
 DFG-funding for the transformation of journals to Open Access
Astrid Sänger (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
 Support for academic societies by FID GEO
Malte Semmler (FID GEO)

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