Geological Map 1:200,000 of Austria’s Provinces

Geological maps at a scale of 1:200,000 are ideally suited for many high-level planning tasks such as the construction of transport routes, electric power lines or pipelines, the supply of the building industry with raw material or the use of large groundwater reservoirs.

Section of the provinces of Salzburg Card. Right below an outline map of Austria showing the availability of the map sheets.
Detail from: Braunstingl, R. (Coord): 1:200,000 geological map of Salzburgbr />© Geological Survey of Austria

Even for questions at a more local scale they serve as a first source of information.

The focus is on some people. A man holds a geological map in hand, pointing at them and said so. In the background is a wooded slope and a remote village.
With wide range of issues in the field provides the Geological Map 1:200.000 important information.
© Andreas Megerle

Made in close cooperation with the provincial geological surveys, they are being used intensively for the management of natural hazards, for land-use planning or the delineation of water protection zones.