Geological Map 1:5,000,000 of Europe

Europe is the first continent covered by a geological map available as a web application at the scale of 1:5,000,000.

The colours of the various units on the map represent their age. Also for non-specialists, this kind of representation makes the essential features of the geology of Europe comprehensible.

Although Austria covers only a small percentage of the total area, it includes a surprisingly high number of different geological / tectonical units. This is the main reason for the diversity of landscapes in our country.