After forty years, the Czech Geological Survey publishes a new geological map of the Czech Republic at a scale of 1 : 500,000. The map is a result of long-time efforts of our leading geologists to provide the most reliable image of the geological structure of the country's territory. At the same time the map expresses the authors' own interpretation of the depicted geological settings. The new quality of the present uncovered map consists in the fact that it generalizes geological data acquired during the geological survey of the territory of the Czech Republic at a scale of 1 : 50,000 performed by a few generations of field geologists of the Czech Geological Survey together with other geological institutions. The new map is also completely digital and will be incorporated into the regional geographic information system. The map is intended to serve not only professional geologists but should also be useful in the teaching geology, and I believe it could even reach appreciation by the broader informed public.
Zdeněk Venera, Director of the Czech Geological Survey, 2007