Some fundamentals of geological maps

  • Alex Maltman


Geological maps show the distribution at the earth’s surface of different kinds of rocks. The geological map is a fundamental device of geologists. The patterns on the map record the relationships between the rocks, from which the geologist can deduce much about their arrangement underground and about their geological history. This book is aimed at helping you develop these interpretive skills.


Lake Level Universal Transverse Mercator Interpretive Skill Outcrop Pattern Strand Line 
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Selected further reading

  1. Thompson, M. M. (1979). Maps for America, USGS. (A well-illustrated review of the map products of the USGS, including a short section on geological maps.)Google Scholar
  2. Open University (1983). S236 Geology Course, Block 1 Maps, Milton Keynes, Open University Press. (A highly readable self-tutoring manual on the fundamentals of geological maps.)Google Scholar

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