Česká geologická služba

Interesting geosites of the Czech Republic

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About application

The Interesting Geosites of the Czech Republic is a map application created by the Czech Geological Survey within the project “Through science to education, through education to science” in order to popularized geology to a wide public.

The map application briefly and clearly describes geologically interesting sites in the Czech Republic. The basic layer contains natural geological outcrops, caves and karst phenomenon, remains of human activities, ( mainly of mining origin), museums with geological expositions and outdoor geological exhibits. National geoparks, sites with published excursion guide (downloadable in PDF format) and localities with links to an animation of their landscape in the certain geological time are separated into the individual layers. Description of the geosite includes a name and a photo, level of its protection and other references. It is possible to bookmark the favourite places and to measure distances and areas in map. Map application presents geosites currently and it is permanently updated. Moreover one can choose layer Decorative stones as well as Mine workings with basic information about displayed objects.

Titles and description of geosites are in Czech language. We hope to provide English version of this data in the future.

Internal version of the application: nt06

Comments to the content of application

Possible inaccuracies, incorrect information, any mistakes, wrong positions or non-functional links can be reported at zajimavosti@geology.cz. We also appreciate new reports from the field (the change of the quality or access to the geosites). Thank you.

Functioning of the application

Web application is platform independent and it works in all modern browsers on any device (both desktop and mobile). The possibility and accuracy of locating your position depends on the features of your device (GPS, access to Wi-Fi…).

Base maps

The browse services The Fundamental Base of Geographic Data and Orthophotographic Representation of the Czech Republic from ČÚZK are used as a topographical base maps. These services are provided as open services under these conditions. Contact: podpora.zums(at)cuzk.cz

About project

The project “Through science to education, through education to science” was co-financed by the European social fund and national budget of the Czech Republic.


Please turn to mail webmaster@geology.cz with any potential bug reports, questions, problems, comments or suggestions concerning to running of application. Content comments please send to zajimavosti@geology.cz

The application was created and it is operated by the Czech Geological Survey.

The authors of descriptions of the geosites

Jiří Babůrek, Miroslav Bubík, David Buriánek, Jan Doucek, Martina Fifernová, Zdeněk Kukal, Lukáš Laibl, Tomáš Lehotský, Radek Mikuláš, Vladimír Motyčka, Miriam Nývltová - Fišáková, Pavla Tomanová Petrová, Markéta Vajskebrová, Jan Vítek, Václav Ziegler

The authors of the photos

The author of the photo is mentioned through its image in Photoarchive CGS.

The creation and operation of the map service

Martina Fifernová, Martin Paleček, Václav Pospíšil

Graphical design of the map application

Eva Šedinová

Programming of the map application

Radek Svítil

Testing, cooperation, consultation

Richard Binko, Pavla Gürtlerová, Lucie Kondrová, Lukáš Binko, Otmar Petyniak, Libuše Smyčková, Marika Polechová

Tomáš Pecina's script is used for transfer of coordinates from system WGS-84 to S-JTSK http://www.pecina.cz/krovak.html.

Detail fotografie objektu