Maps and Links

 

Source: map provided by International Geoscience Services, original sourced from Schlüter, 2008. 

Map Data and Sources:

  • Botswana Geological Survey maps (Address: Geological Survey Private Bag 14, Lobatse, Tel: (267) 330428/330327/330328/332495), available: 1:100, 000 (1 map); 1:125, 000 (44 maps); 1:250, 000 (5 maps); 1:500, 000 (1 map); 1:1,000,000 (4 map sheets), National Geological Map of the Republic of Botswana (1984); and high resolution aeromagnetic survey, comenced in 1993 at 200-250 m line spacing;  95% of the country has been completed to date and adiometric data is presently available for about 30% of the country;
  • Topographical maps and sheets (Source: Botswana Department of Surveys and Land, Private Bag 0037, Gaberone), available: 1: 2,500,000 1965 – 1969, 11 sheets all published; 1:250 000, 1974 - 41 sheets, all published; 1:125,000, 104 sheets, 1955-1966; 1:100,000, 1981-1984, 39 sheets; and 1: 50,000 1967-, 856 sheets, ca. 350 published. Furhter topographic maps for Botswana ,available in raster format, are available;  
  • Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources: price list of publications available; and
  • EI Source Book online summary: Acemoglu, D., Johnson, S., & Robinson, J., ‘An African Success Story: Botswana’ in Rodrik, D., (ed.) Search of Prosperity: Analytical Narratives on Economic Growth, p. 80-119, (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003).
 

Available Maps

Theme

Scale

 

 

Geology

1:100,000

 

Geology

1:125, 000

 

Geology

1:250,000

 

Geology

1:500,000

 

Geology

1:1 000, 000

 

Geology

 

 

 

 

Geophysics

1:2 000,000

 

 

 

 

 

Geophysics

 

 

Geophysics

 

 

Geophysics

 

 

Mineral occurrence

1:250,000

 1:1 000,000

 1:1 000,000

 


British Geological Survery (BGS), Research Reports:

  • Interpretation of aeromagnetic data of the Central Kalahari Project, 2003-05;
  • Acquisition and processing of reconnaissance gravity data, 1998-99;
  • Strategies and systems for maximising geoscience data value, 1998-2002;
  • An affordable exploration and mining licence administration system for developing countries, 1996-98: KAR Report WC/98/062;
  • Application of collector well systems to sand rivers, Botswana - pilot study, 1994-97;
  • Matsheng area groundwater investigation, 1994-96;
  • Technical assistance to the Geological Survey Department Botswana, 1992-98;
  • Sustainability of groundwater supply from dug wells and boreholes in hard rock aquifers, 1992-95;
  • Development of a horizontal drilling rig for alluvial aquifers of high permeability, 1989-92;
  • Gas and vegetation geochemistry in the search for buried ore bodies, 1988-90: WC/91/015; and KAR Reports WC/91/039 (project summary report); WC/92/069 (study report);
  • Digitization and interpretation of BGS overseas gravity and aeromagnetic data, 1986-88: WC/91/015;
  • Smaller coal basins of Africa, 1986-88: WC/91/015; KAR Report WC/89/021;
  • Molopo Farms Project, 1980-83: WC/91/047;
  • Geological remote sensing interpretation of Botswana, 1975-78: WC/91/047;
  • Groundwater Evaluation Project, Botswana, 1974-81: WC/91/047;
  • OSAS work in Botswana (Regional photogeological surveying in areas of Precambrian shield terrain, the Limpopo Mobile Belt, Proterozoic Fold Belts and Karoo Supergroup; industrial minerals inventory of Botswana and investigation of Cu-Ni, Au, diamond, iron ore, semi-precious stones and coal deposits; regional geophysical seismic, magnetic and gravity studies; hydrogeological work, including geotechnical survey of Serowe Township), 1968-92: WC/91/047; and
  • Map library holdings at BGS, Keyworth UK, held on a NERC website.  


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