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GeoKatalog2 / Geoscience

Geo Katalog 2

... is the world's most comprehensive geoscientific map catalogue.

For reliable, up-to-date information on available maps from all over the world, GeoKatalog 2 is indispensable,
for geoscientific institutions, universities, libraries, map shops, engineers, government offices and industry.
The catalogue was started in 1975 by Siegfried Bischoff ( 2006) and Fred Grupp.
They continually developed and improved the catalogue until it achieved its present functional form. Since 1993, GeoKatalog 2 is published in English. Geographer Mr. Winfried Maigler has taken the editing responsibility of GeoKatalog 2 in 2006 on.

    How to order GeoKatalog2 Geosciences, loose-leave edition
  • The complete 3-volume basic catalogue sells at 255,-- €.
  • Annual update service is available at 93,-- €.
  • Standing order customers are welcome to order GeoKartenbrief .pdf file in reduced version without sheet indexes.
  • It comprises two annual instalments, each containing about 120 revised catalogue pages and the latest GeoKartenbrief (acquisitions of the past half year).
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    The catalogue's characterisitics

    1. Catalogue standards are ensured
  • A special geographical and thematic classification is applied.
  • All titles are given in their original spelling, non-Latin scripts are transcribed.
  • Author or editor, place and date of publication, and serial titles always are given.

    2. Easy-to-use and practical:
  • All the wealth of geoscientific mapping is condensed to 1750 pages.
  • The catalogue is divided into three volumes
    (Earth & Europe; Asia, Australia & Africa; Americas, Polar Regions, Oceans and Space).
  • The geographical and thematic classification, both apply a "speaking" system, i.e. related terms have adjoining numbers.
  • Easy access is ensured by a comprehensive index, both numerical and by subjects, including notes for use, a list of acronyms, and a glossary.
  • The index and introduction section is bilingual, English and German.
  • Each item is characterized by a short/extensive bibliographical description, correlated to the publication's importance.
  • Complicated facts are focussed and clarified.
  • Numerous cross-references facilitate orientation.

    3. Sheet diagrams:
  • All important map series have sheet diagrams showing distribution of sheets, with numbers and/or names. The state of available sheets is given by red colour or (since 2000) by raster.
  • We often even produce our own sheet diagram where none, or none satisfactory, is to be had from the publisher.

    4. Always up-to-date:
  • Twice per year an update package is published. Each package contains c. 60 sheets of revised catalogue sections. Revisions are handled in a pragmatic rather than chronological manner, giving priority to the more outdated sections.
  • The package is complemented by the catalogue's supplement service, GeoKartenbrief, which has seen 355 issues to date. GeoKartenbrief (German for: map newsletter) lists a half year's new publications from all the catalogue's areas. So GeoKartenbrief ensures your option of updating the catalogue, partially or completely.
  • For even more topicality we publish a Monthly Selection containing the Top Ten or so of our new acquisitions.

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pfeilDownload thematic classification .pdf

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