Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW)
Commission de la carte géologique du monde (CCGM)
1881 Bologna Italy
Founded 1881, Bologna (Italy), when, during the 2nd International Geological Congress (IGC), a small group of European geologists was officially constituted to propose a standard legend and draft a Geological Map of Europe. Original name, Commission for the Geological Map of Europe -- Commission de la carte géologique de l'Europe, comprised all geological surveys of Europe. The idea of enlarging the Commission to representatives of all countries first postulated in 1910 at the 11th IGC. Officially became a Commission under its current name, 1913, curing the 12th IGS, Toronto ON (Canada). Current Statutes adopted 15 Jul 1980, Paris (France).
Promote and coordinate preparation and publication of printed and digital earth science maps of continents, oceans, major regions of the earth at small scale and develop cartography in the earth sciences field.
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General Assembly (every 2 years); Bureau; Subcommissions; General Secretariat, located in Paris (France).
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