Did you know that the oldest geological map in the world dates to 1150BCE? And is found on the Turin Papyrus, The map was made to display gold deposits in Egypt. The first geological map of England and Wales was made in 1812 by William Smith, and was published in 1815 and was at first overlooked by the geological community. It wasn’t until 1831 that he received the recognition he deserved, with the president of the Geological Society of London naming him “The father of English Geology” -LL More Information on William Smith;http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/smith.html Links for Geological Maps of Australia;http://www.geoscience.gov.au/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=%2Fnas%2Fweb%2Fops%2Fprod%2Fapps_www-c%2Fmapserver%2Fgeoportal-geologicalmaps%2Findex.map&mode=browse&layer=map250&queryon=true USGS Map database; http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html BGS Maps;http://maps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyviewer_google/googleviewer.html Link to High Quality Image;http://www.pesa.com.au/publications/pesa_news/nov_04/images/bookreview/MAP%20OF%20ENGLAND%2BWALES.jpg

Did you know that the oldest geological map in the world dates to 1150BCE? And is found on the Turin Papyrus, The map was made to display gold deposits in Egypt.
The first geological map of England and Wales was made in 1812 by William Smith, and was published in 1815 and was at first overlooked by the geological community. It wasn’t until 1831 that he received the recognition he deserved, with the president of the Geological Society of London naming him “The father of English Geology”

-LL


More Information on William Smith;
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/smith.html

Links for Geological Maps of Australia;
http://www.geoscience.gov.au/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=%2Fnas%2Fweb%2Fops%2Fprod%2Fapps_www-c%2Fmapserver%2Fgeoportal-geologicalmaps%2Findex.map&mode=browse&layer=map250&queryon=true

USGS Map database; http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html

BGS Maps;
http://maps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyviewer_google/googleviewer.html

Link to High Quality Image;
http://www.pesa.com.au/publications/pesa_news/nov_04/images/bookreview/MAP%20OF%20ENGLAND%2BWALES.jpg