Geology, soil and seismic risk

Tha CARG project - Geological map of Italy, scale 1:50.000

Emilia-Romagna region has activly partecipated in the CARG national project of cartography in scale 1:50.000, coordinated by the national geological survey (ISPRA).

The task of compiling the geological map of Italy to scale 1:50.000 was entrusted to the Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey, and subsequently to ISPRA (Italian Institute for reasearch and for the Environment Protection) which is currently in charge of the Project. The CARG project also involves the digitization of geological cartography and related geological data. The guidelines which ensure a uniform national approach in terms of content and representation, defining standards for surveying, preparation of sheets and illustrative notes and digitization of data, are contained in the Booklets, series III (italian language site).

Regione Emilia-Romagna, which has been working on the National Project since 1992 with the active participation of the staff of the Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey, has to date published 28 geological Sheets to scale 1:50.000, and is nearing coverage of the entire region, both mountain and plain. The geological sheets have been produced in consultation with university lecturers and researchers, researchers of the Italian national research council and geologists who performed the surveying for the basic cartography.

The Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato (the official publication body of the Italian government) printed three Sheets (197-Bobbio; 198-Bardi; 254-Modigliana), the Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey helped print a number of the remaining sheets. The Sheets published to date can be purchased from the regional Cartographic Archive (italian language site).

The geological cartography of the region is available on the web:

Geological cartography


Webgis on geological cartography

An interactive website offering access to the geological and geothematic maps of Emilia-Romagna region (italian language).




Printed sheets of Geological cartography 1:50.000 (png161.73 KB)


Map & Bookshop of Emilia-Romagna


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