African Input into the Geological Map of the World
Project Leaders: Namibia and South Africa
South Africa and Namibia cooperated on this project which concerns the development of a 1:2,500,000 geological map of the SADC region for inclusion in One Geology’s Geological Map of the World. According to their website at www.onegeology.org:
“The project’s aims are to:
create dynamic digital geological map data for the world.
make existing geological map data accessible in whatever digital format is available in each country. The target scale is 1:1 million but the project will be pragmatic and accept a range of scales and the best available data.
transfer know-how to those who need it, adopting an approach that recognises that different nations have differing abilities to participate.
the initiative is truly multilateral and multinational and will be carried out under the umbrella of several global organisations.”
Project Status:Compilation of the map is complete.