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Geofacets-GSL Millennium Edition

stylised map of the world and Geofacets-GSL Millennium Edition logo

Elsevier and the Geological Society of London (GSL) have collaborated to provide GSL members with a unique opportunity to gain individual access to thousands of geological maps from the renowned Lyell Collection through the Geofacets platform.

The Geofacets platform is an innovative map-based research tool designed for geoscientists. These maps are downloadable, geo-referenced, and accompanied by meta data, article abstracts and links to original source articles.

Discover and Download Maps

  • 24,000+ maps from the books and journals in the Lyell Collection published from 2000 – present.
  • All maps are downloadable, with 16,000+ available as GeoTIFFs for easy integration with GIS and other software.
  • Each map is accompanied by metadata such as geographic coordinates, map surface area, datum and projection for geo-referenced maps, and more.
  • View reference information about the maps and the associated articles

Watch a video from Elsevier demonstrating Geofacets: 

Access maps

Included in the Millennium Edition are maps from the following GSL publications in the Lyell Collection (from 2000 to today): 

  • Engineering Geology Special Publication
  • Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
  • Journal of Micropalaeontology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Memoirs
  • Petroleum Geology Conference Series
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Scottish Journal of Geology
  • Special Publications
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Use search features designed for Geoscientists

  • Search for map content via the interactive map interface.
  • Use geo-based search facets to refine results by map type, surface area and geological basin.
  • Use advanced keyword search to search for specific terms, geological deposit models or analogs.  


Geofacets-GSL ME

Geofacets-GSL Millennium Edition is now a free service exclusively for Fellows of the Society. 

If you are a Fellow and would like access to this service, please contact us: membership@geolsoc.org.uk


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