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These selected applications give access to information about inorganic natural phenomena to all interested persons ranging from government administrators to geoscientists and engineers, teachers, students, tourists and the wider public.

Alphabetical list of applications is generated automatically from records in the CGS metadata catalogue.

Catalogue of geohazards (Czech only) – database

Application of "Geohazards - Catalogue of geological risks" allows structured informations about potential risk geofactors in the Czech Republic, the most important relevant data sources and relevant legislation.

Contact person: Mgr. Olga Moravcová, Ph.D.

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

CGS e-shop (Czech only) – database

Applications for online shop of the Czech Geological Survey, the largest publisher of geological literature in the Czech Republic. E-shop offers around 2600 products, both from our own production and from other publishing houses.It sells mainly maps, books, journals but also DVDs, CDs or field work equipment. It does not focus only on specialists in geosciences, it provides books for children or for wide public as well.

Contact person: Ing. Patrik Fiferna

Metadata record about application

Decorative stones – database

Decorative stones application provides access to the database of Decorative stones in the Czech Republic. It allows search information about decorative stones by commercial name, petrography, physico-mechanical properties of rocks, mineral composition, color, granuality, mining location and way of use.

Contact person: RNDr. Barbora Dudíková Schulmannová

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

Decorative stones – map

Map server application allows access to the database of decorative stones. It is a valuable resource for preserving the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. The application contains the localities from which decorative stones were extracted and the localities where decorative stones were used.

Contact person: RNDr. Barbora Dudíková Schulmannová

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

Dictionary of geology, English-Czech and Czech-English – database

Application of Dictionary of geology is an electronic version of the geological dictionary compiled by Otakar Zeman, Karel Beneš and co-authors published by Academia Praha publishing house in 1985. Some missing terms were added by: Zdeněk Kukal, Petr Hradecký, Vladislav Rapprich and Marcela Stárková.

Contact person: Mgr. Petr Čoupek

Metadata record about application

Geological encyclopaedia on-line (Czech only) – database

On-line geological encyclopedia application allows database based on publication "Malá encyklopedie geologie" (Small Geological Encyclopedy) which was published by prof. Jan Petránek in 1993. Publication was digitized with his support and supplemented by new terms. Illustrations was redrawn by J. Synek and some of terms has additional photos.

Contact person: Mgr. Petr Čoupek

Metadata record about application

Interesting geosites of the Czech Republic – map

Map application is usable directly in the field thanks to its geolocation using GPS. It briefly and clearly describes geologically interesting sites in the Czech Republic (over 1300 geosites) - natural geological outcrops, caves and karst phenomenon, landslides and subsidences, remains of human activities, mainly of mining origin, museums with geological expositions, outdoor geological exhibits and geoparks. Description of the geosite includes a photo, note of its protection and other references. Moreover one can choose layer Decorative stones as well as Inventory of mine workings with basic information about displayed objects. Web application is an independent platform and it works in all modern browsers on any device (both desktop and mobile).

Contact person: Mgr. Markéta Vajskebrová, Ph.D.

Metadata record about application

My piece of the Earth - Gallery (Czech only) – database

Application gives access the gallery of art contest with geological theme for children and youth ‚My piece of the Earth‘, which is organized every year since 2007 by the Czech Geological Survey and the Ministry of the Environment.

Contact person: Mgr. Klára Froňková

Metadata record about application

Photo archive of CGS (Czech only) – database

CGS photo archive application makes large historical and contemporary photographic documentation of the CGS from the Czech Republic and abroad accessible to public. This application allows the user to search photos according to the information about the author, year of origin, localization (based on administrative units), geological classification, geological age and geological localities. Predefined galleries (series of thematic images) are available as well (e.g. Lipno dam construction 1958–1959 or Expedition to the Antarctic 2004–2009).

Contact person: RNDr. Tamara Sidorinová

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

RSS feed CGS current events – database

The application displays review of the Czech Geological Survey current events at the RSS version 2.0 format. You can display and receive content of this channel by the majority of modern web browsers, by specialized RSS readers or by using a web application supporting the function of RSS reader.

Contact person: Ing. Radek Svítil

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

Significant geological localities – map

Map server application creates an overview of the significant geological localities in the Czech Republic. The application presents sites in the Czech Republic which demonstrate extremely diverse geological features, occurrences of significant rocks, minerals and fossils. The application enables the user to search according to attributes of the localities, administrative units, map grids etc.

Contact person: RNDr. Markéta Vajskebrová, Ph.D.

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

Significant geological localities – database

Application presents an overview of the important geological localities in the Czech Republic. It is logically divided in two parts: viewing (view and search for the localities in map), and search (database search according to different criteria: localization, geological characteristics, level of protection etc.). Users can display an expert evaluation, photographs, references in literature for individual localities. Print outputs can be generated.

Contact person: RNDr. Markéta Vajskebrová, Ph.D.

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

Virtual museum of CGS collections – database

Virtual museum application provides an opportunity to visit on-line paleontological, mineralogical and geological collections of the Czech Geological Survey. Application offers wide visual and textual documentation of the most interesting exhibits of collections for general public and experts. Also paleontological collection of Central Registry of Museum-type Collections (CES evidence) and material administrated according to law 122/2000 Sb. is included. Application contains taxonomic tree, index of terms, stratigraphy and links to interesting sites. The application allows to search using the map.

Contact person: RNDr. Petr Budil, Ph.D.

Portal webpage about application

Metadata record about application

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Česká geologická služba
Klárov 131/3
118 21 Praha 1
tel.: +420 257 089 448
fax: +420 257 531 376
radek.svitil@geologycz
Česká geologická služba
Klárov 131/3
118 21 Praha 1
tel.: +420257089483
fax: +420 257 531 376
jan.sedlacek@geologycz