Geological Survey of Austria

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Geological Survey of Austria,  Austria
Geologische Bundesanstalt (GBA)
Geological organisation overview
Formed15 November 1849 as kaiserlich-königliche Geologische Reichsanstalt (Franz Joseph I)
Typesubordinate federal agency
HeadquartersLandstraße, Vienna, Austria
Geological organisation executive
  • Dr. Peter Seifert
Parent departmentFederal Ministry of Science and Research (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung)
The Geological Survey of Austria

The Geological Survey of Austria (German: Geologische Bundesanstalt, GBA) in Vienna is a subordinate agency of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, BMWF) and is the central point for information and advice in the field of earth sciences for the Republic of Austria. The most important product of the GBA is a range of geological maps. These appear in various scales both as map series and as regional maps. They form the basis for responses to questions in many areas of business (waste disposal, water supply, transport routes, raw materials, …) and also for research. The GBA is located in the district of Landstraße in Vienna.


  • Geologische Bundesanstalt (Hrsg.): Die Geologische Bundesanstalt in Wien. Böhlau-Verlag, Wien 1999. ISBN 3-205-99036-6
  • Hans Georg Krenmayr (Red.): ROCKY AUSTRIA - Eine bunte Erdgeschichte von Österreich. Wien 2002. ISBN 3-85316-016-6
  • Thomas Hofmann, Hans P. Schönlaub (Hrsg.): Geo-Atlas Österreich. Die Vielfalt des geologischen Untergrunds. 1. Auflage, Böhlau, 2008. ISBN 978-3-205-77726-7 (Übersicht über geowissenschaftliche Kartierungen Österreichs, Projekt der Geologischen Bundesanstalt)

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Coordinates: 48°11′57″N 16°23′08″E / 48.19917°N 16.38556°E / 48.19917; 16.38556