Geological Mapping

Course Information
CodeNGGG 602Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMarkos Tranos
Course ID600019046

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course638

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Understanding the required elements for completing a geological map and a geological cross section. • Recognizing basic geological elements in a map. • Learning how to calculate elements pertaining to the geometry of cartographical units and geological structures. • Perception of the interaction of the topography and the geological structure in an area. • Determination of the geological history of an area using a geological map. • Understanding the methodology of geological mapping through field work. • Development of orientation and field logging skills. • Learning how to compile a geological map and cross section using original data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Fundamental principles of geological maps. • Topography and its relationship to the geological structures. • Geological maps – 3D measurements. • Geological cross sections. • Identification of geological contacts. • Unconformities and their representation in geological maps. • Mapping deformational structures (faults and folds). • Geological mapping of special cases (igneous, metamorphic and diapiric rocks, deposits, tectonites). • Field geological mapping. • Hands-on training in the field on geological mapping. • Fieldwork safety. • Methods of geological work, use of compass and geological problems in the field. • Compilation of geological maps and cross sections in the field. • Compilation of a technical report annexed to the geological map.
Geological maps, Geological cross sections, Geological mapping, Compass, Geological tools, Field, Methods of mapping, Direction
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work65
Written assigments22
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωλογικές χαρτογραφήσεις. Γεωλογικοί χάρτες και τομές Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12831175 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2011 Συγγραφείς: Μάρκος Δ. Τρανός ISBN: 978-960-12-2040-6 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS - ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟΣ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ ΓΡΑΦΙΚΩΝ ΤΕΧΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΩΝ
Additional bibliography for study
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