Geofacets (external link) is a database and search tool, which makes geoscientific maps that might be hidden in peer-reviewed publications easy recoverable. Maps are easily discoverable on the web-based search tool via geographic or scientific keywords and are downloadable. Downloaded maps are accompanied by meta data, article abstracts and links that can be found in the original source articles.


Currently, 70% of the map content is georeferenced. Such maps can be immediately utilized in geographic information systems (GIS) software for further analysis.


Access to this database is restricted to the domain due to licensing reasons. If you have any technical problems or questions about access rights, please contact the Database Helpdesk.


Courses are held by appointment. Topics that will be covered are various search strategies and features using specific examples.

Next course: Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 17:30 – 18:30, ETH Zurich Zentrum campus, Building NO (external link), Room NO D39, Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zurich


Quick reference online guides (external link)