Geofacets – searching for geoscientific maps

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Geofacets is a database and research tool for geoscientific maps that are often concealed in reviewed publications. Via the web-based search tool, maps can be searched for easily using geographic or scientific keywords. The maps are available for download and are accompanied by metadata, abstracts and links that stem from the source article. Over 70% of the maps are georeferenced, which enables them to be retrieved and processed with geographic information systems (GIS).


  • Search strategies
  • Application examples
  • Geofacets combined with Google Earth

Target audience

  • Members of ETH Zurich
  • Administrative and academic members of ETH Zurich
  • Students

Meeting place

The consultation takes place directly on the computer

  • in the main building (ETH Library, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich) or
  • at your workstation on the Zentrum or Hönggerberg campus

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Dates of training courses
+41 44 632 21 35

Content of course
Dr. Andreas Müller
+41 44 632 69 98
+41 44 632 37 67

Andreas Müller