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Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica (GEOMAP)

The SCAR GeoMAP (Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica) action group is an international effort to gather both rock and surficial deposit information and compile it into a modern GIS framework to underpin studies of glacial dynamics and climate change. GeoMAP is building a dataset to depict ‘known geology’ of rock exposures, rather than ‘interpreted’ sub-ice features, that is aimed towards continent-wide perspectives and cross-discipline interrogation.

The first beta-version of GeoMAP (v.201907) constructed from 2015-2019 was released at the 2019 ISAES XIII meeting in Korea and is now under review and further development for full publication around mid-2020.  Links for downloading data can be found in pages on this site.  The Action Group is still looking for people to contribute local knowledge, so please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be involved.