/ Cool geology map for lovers of rock

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SenzuBean - on 02 Dec 2017
https://macrostrat.org/map/#3/30.22/2.99

It's a high resolution map of the geology of the whole world. You can drill down the tens of metres, and click to find out the local rock type, how old it is, etc. It also happens to be very beautiful. It's brilliant for learning about geology in your favourite area. Works better in some countries than others (e.g. it's much better in NZ, than the UK - strangely).
ChrisJD on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to SenzuBean:
Here's a much more detailed BGS 3D-Beta geology model for the UK:

http://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain3d/

Make sure you use the Menu options top left


Also Android App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.bgs.iGeology3D&hl=en_GB
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AlanLittle - on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to SenzuBean:

> You can drill down the tens of metres

I only managed to drill down as far as the entire Eastern Mediterranean - hundreds of kilometres - before it gave up on geology and just showed a normal satellite view
John Stainforth - on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to SenzuBean:

It's very pretty, but low resolution - good for a broad brush idea of the surface geology.
SenzuBean - on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to AlanLittle:

> I only managed to drill down as far as the entire Eastern Mediterranean - hundreds of kilometres - before it gave up on geology and just showed a normal satellite view

I didn't manage to check every country, and yes it seems to only be Western ones with higher resolution sadly.
ebdon on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to SenzuBean:

If youre interested in this sort of thing then check out onegeology which has a lot better coverage
Toerag - on 02 Dec 2017
In reply to AlanLittle:

> I only managed to drill down as far as the entire Eastern Mediterranean - hundreds of kilometres - before it gave up on geology and just showed a normal satellite view

you can turn off satellite view in the options and get the geology back . Not for all places though

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