Geological Map 1:2,000,000

At the scale of 1:2,000,000 large geological features of a country can be displayed clearly and in sufficient detail to portray the connection of tectonic units and their evolution in space and time.

Map with the geological zones of Austria, including Legend
Overview map of the Republic of Austria
© Geological Survey of Austria
Hiker at a vantage point of the Rax, looking through a telescope. In the background there is a slope with tall conifers.
When visibility is good - as here on the Rax - several major geological units are surveyable Austria.
© Geological Survey of Austria / Thomas Hofmann

Geology needs to be approached through earth’s history in order to understand the actual position of rocks and to enable predictions for tunneling or deep drilling projects. Thus, geosciences cover four dimensions, including time!