Geological map of Morocco

Name of project:
Plan National de Cartographie Géologique
Country: Area of study:
Morocco Eastern Anti-Atlas (1st contract), Central High Atlas (2nd contract), Eastern High Atlas (3rd contract)
Ministère de l’Energie, des Mines, de l’Eau et de l’Environnement – Direction du Développement Minier, Rabat, Maroc.
Project objectives:
realization of a total of 15 sheets at 1:50,000 scale of the Geological Map of Morocco.
Composition of the working group:
Geomap Srl, Florence (project leader in the 1st and the 2nd contracts); S.EL.CA. Srl, Florence, Geomine Sarl, Casablanca, Infodigit, Casablanca, in collaboration with: IGG – Institute for Geosciences and Georesources of the Italian Council of Research (CNR), Pisa, Florence and Turin; LTS – Land, Technology & Services Srl, Treviso with the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Padua; Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech; Faculté des Sciences, Université Hassan II Ain Chock, Casablanca
Personnel involved:
31 geologists, 5 photogeologists, 2 hydrogeologists, 2 mining experts and 4 GIS experts
Number man/months:
143 of which 48 of field work (end of 2013).
Project steps:
The project steps covered all the phases for the realisation of the geological maps, from the field survey and remote sensing interpretation, the laboratory analyses, the preparation of the topographic base maps, the study of water and mineral resources, the organisation of all data into a geographical database in a GIS environment, to the final editing and offset printing of the five sheets, each accompanied by a explanatory notice.
Geomap has covered the following tasks: general coordination of the project, management of relations with the Customer and with the Italian and Moroccan research institutes (for the 1st and the 2rd contracts), remote sensing activity, organisation, coordination and execution of field surveys; coordination of laboratory analyses, compilation and editing of the geological sheets and of the explanatory notices, design and realisation of the geodatabase and of the GIS projects for the presentation of data
Start (year/month): End (year/month): Value of the project:
2003/04 In progress € 1,175,000,00