GIS Central Europe
BRGM R&D 'GEMS' ProjectToward a Metallogenic and Environmental GIS of Central and South-Eastern Europe
KEY WORDS: Central & South-Eastern Europe, GIS, Metallogeny, Ore deposits, Metal potential and fertility maps, Geodynamics, Environment, Risk maps.
GIS Central Europe was designed and initiated by BRGM in 2000 to be a homogeneous geographic information system for Central and South-Eastern Europe based on original syntheses and compilations. It covers an area of 1.7 million km² and extends for some 1750 km from the West Carpathian Mountains in the west to the Gulf of Antalya (southwestern Turkey) in the east (Cassard, 1999a - Fig. 1). Some 15 countries are concerned by this synthesis which covers the the Carpathian Balkan Arc, the Dinarides Hellenides Belt, the Rhodopean Massif and Western Anatolia.
GIS Central Europe has been conceived as a tool aimed primarily at the mining and academic sectors. For the former it will be an invaluable aid to mineral exploration and mine development, especially as it takes into consideration the environmental problems induced by the extractive industry and its downstream activities. For the latter it will aid in developing new metallogenic models, and should contribute to resolving certain R&D problems such as the relationship(s) between the mineralized belts and collision zones, subduction zones, thermal anomalies, etc., or the structural controls of the mineralization, or yet again the spatial and temporal distribution of the paleohydrothermal systems.
GIS Central Europe will contain the following thematic layers:
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