Current trends in geological maps

  • Alex Maltman


In many ways geological maps have changed little during the couple of hundred years of their existence. The last chapter mentioned improvements such as the advent of colour-printing, refinement of ornament and increase in detail, but a geological map produced today would probably be quite intelligible to, say, William Smith. Suddenly, however, the rate of change has begun to accelerate. The purpose of this chapter is to touch on some aspects of these developments.


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Selected further reading

  1. Kidd, C. M. (ed) (1985). Maps in the Geoscience Community,Proceedings of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Geoscience Information Society. (Contains articles dealing with map indexing, storage and retrieval.)Google Scholar
  2. North, F. K. (1985). Petroleum Geology,London, Allen and Unwin. (Chapter 22 discusses the kinds of maps used in petroleum geology.)Google Scholar

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