Historic Geological Map Archive

The archive contains scanned images of published and unpublished, geological maps for New Zealand, its offshore territories and Antarctica. The maps range from field sheets to draft compilations to complete maps as published. The collection includes maps dating back to the mid 19th century until 2012. The hardcopy maps are stored in an archive facility at GNS Science's Lower Hutt building and some of the oldest maps are stored with the National Library. Most maps in the collection are available in digital formats; hardcopy maps have been scanned in high resolution during the 2010s, georeferenced and made available through a map image server.

These maps represent the pre-2012 component of the Regional Geological Map Archive and Datafile, one of New Zealand Nationally Significant Collections and Databases, and complement more recent digital geological maps available from the Geological Map of New Zealand repository.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21420/Z8Z1-TR54

Cite as: GNS Science. (1850). Historic Geological Map Archive [Data set]. GNS Science. https://doi.org/10.21420/Z8Z1-TR54

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Field Value
Author GNS Science
Maintainer Data Manager
Maintainer Email Data Manager
Maintainer Phone +64 4 570 1444
Update frequency Irregular
Source Created 1956-01-01
Source Modified 2021-11-16T14:37:23
Language English
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Source Identifier d0cd98dd-cbed-4cbc-93fc-d0f86922601e
Dataset metadata created 10 August 2021, last updated 15 June 2022