Geology in Google Earth

We’ve shown you a lot from George at MyReadingMapped over the years, and he’s back with another one. This project is called the “Google Map of Geology”, and George describes it as follows:

My latest project is a Google Map of Geology which matches up examples of faults, eskers, monadnocks, folds, fabric, depressions, roof pendants, rift valley, kettles, hoodoos, and the like, that can be seen in Google Map and Google Earth with their geologic terminology. I was surprised to discover that much of the details like stratum, joints, lava field fissures, dykes, talus, etc. can actually be seen in a satellite image and that a specific rock the size of a tor can be plotted.


It’s an amazingly detailed map that George has clearly put a lot of time into. Check it out for yourself on his website, or you can grab this KML file to view it directly in Google Earth.

Nice work, George!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Thanks for this post. As a geologist GE has been an amazing tool for me, especially the ability to overlay (drape) information over the 3d images. But also the ability to view (at different scales) geomorphologic data.

  2. Hi Mickey very interesting project, I downloaded the kml and I get a lot of points in the middle of the sea. You see it right? thank you

  3. MyReadingMapped has recently changed from a blog to a .com, so here is the new URL for the Google Map:

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