oa East African Geographical Review - Geological mapping in East Africa

Volume 1965, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



The aim of the present paper is to provide an up-to-date appraisal of the current position of East African geological mapping. Such an exercise may be justified upon a number of grounds. Firstly, there is no cover diagram of East African geological mapping as a whole, and although the various national geological survey departments produce annual status diagrams these are not directly comparable with one another and the total East African picture is lost. Secondly, the speed of production of maps and reports and the progress of basic mapping have been so rapid in the last few years, particularly as a result of the application of aerial survey, that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep abreast of the changes. Thirdly, it is considered that if the present availability of data is made more widely known, more use will be made of, and greater benefit obtained from, the products of the various geological survey departments.

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