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The archive contains scanned images of published and unpublished, geological maps for New Zealand, its offshore territories and Antarctica.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
Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Good Data are accessible from a public facing server
Common Format (CF) Good Data are available in a commonly used format (syntax)
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Good Data are well described in terms of their origins, modifications and processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Poor Data lack any description of their content quality, completeness or consistency
Governance (GO) Good The contributing organisation (CRI) has ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Good Both metadata and the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Good A data licence is easily accessible and understandable
Last Updated (LU) Medium The last updated statement is ambiguous