BRGM Publishing is offering 3 new geological maps for educational purposes: Paris, Lyon and Sancerre.
15 November 2021
BRGM Éditions proposent 3 nouvelles cartes géologiques à vocation pédagogiques

BRGM Publications offers 3 new geological maps for educational purposes: "Paris and its surroundings", "Lyon and its surroundings", and "Geology and terroirs: Sancerre, Pouilly-sur-Loire and Pouilly-Fumé".

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Sancerre, Lyon and Paris now have an educational version of their geological maps. Based on geological reference maps at a scale of 1:50,000, these maps include new data, such as areas with AOC wine labels on the Sancerre map, and details about the presence of mineral resources, water tables or geological risks. Printed on tear-proof paper in 63x89 format for easy transport in the field.

The new tear-proof educational, geological maps

Sancerre, Lyon and Paris now have an educational version of their geological maps. Based on geological reference maps at a scale of 1:50,000, these maps include new data, such as areas with AOC wine labels on the Sancerre map, and details about the presence of mineral resources, water tables or geological risks. Printed on tear-proof paper in 63x89 format for easy transport in the field.

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Carte géologique pédagogique de Paris et ses environs.

Educational geological map of Paris and its surrounding area (BRGM Éditions, 2022).

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Paris and its surrounding areas

This map offers you the possibility to perceive the nature of the rocks present, the location of the groundwater and the areas that may present natural risks. Compared to conventional maps, the presentation of the legend gives a good idea of the chronology of events.

Educational geological map of Paris and its surrounding areas - 89 x 63 cm - €14 - References : E80Paris (folded) / C80Paris (flat)

Lors de la 27e Réunion des sciences de la Terre (RST), du 1er au 5 novembre 2021 à Lyon, le BRGM a présenté la nouvelle carte de Lyon, dans un format 4x6 mètres.

During the 27th Earth Sciences Meeting that took place in Lyon from 1 to 5 November 2021, BRGM presented the new map of Lyon, in a 4x6-metre format.

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Lyon and its surrounding areas

BRGM's publishing branch – Les Editions du BRGM – has published an educational, geological map to help people appreciate the significant impact of subsurface considerations on spatial planning in the Lyon area. Based on the same reference documents as those used by scientists, the map indicates the different types of rocks that are present under our feet, as well as groundwater and areas with geological risks.

Unlike traditional maps, the innovative legend enables you to understand the chronological sequence of the main events that led to the formation and structure of different masses of rock. The legend also includes information about the past and present uses of the mineral resources beneath our feet, the layers that contain groundwater and the areas in which there are potential geological risks. In order to get a better idea of the three-dimensional layout of the land, a series of section diagrams show the land in slices.

Educational geological map of Lyon and its surrounding areas - 89 x 63 cm - €14 - References : E80Lyon (folded) / C80Lyon (flat)

Geology and terroirs: Sancerre, Pouilly-sur-Loire and Pouilly-Fumé

This map will enable you to understand the importance of the subsoil on the terroirs of the region. The organisation of the rocks and the different stages of their development, with, depending on the case, their depositional environment, their deformation, their exhumation and their alteration are presented.

Geology and terroirs: Sancerre, Pouilly-sur-Loire and Pouilly-Fumé - 89 x 63 cm - €19.90 - References : E80SanPou (folded) / C50Sancerre (flat)