An iPhone and iPad app developed by ARCEx postdoc Kjetil Indrevær shows the local geology wherever you are in Norway.

Kjetil Indrevær, ARCEx postdoc at Department of Geosciences at University of Oslo with the application he developed for showing local geology.
Kjetil Indrevær, ARCEx postdoc at Department of Geosciences at University of Oslo with the application he developed for showing local geology. Photo: Ronny Setså, geoforskning.no

Read the original article by Ronny Setså in geoforskning.no.

Kjetil says that the idea came to him when he wanted an app showing the bedrock where he was at. And when he couldn’t find a program that was easily accessible on the go, he decided to make one himself.

The app is called Norges Geologi and uses publicly available geologic map data from Geological Survey of Norway.

The app is suitable for anyone who wants to get an overview of the geology beneath their feet. The app uses the device’s GPS to position the map. It downloads the maps as you zoom in or out and when changing positions. You can also download the maps to to use the application in areas with no coverage.

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“Norges Geologi” is an iPhone and iPad app and is available for free on App Store. Illustration: Kjetil Indrevær/App Store

The app Norges Geologi is free and can be downloaded from App Store for iPhone or iPad. You can find it here, or by searching for “Norges Geologi” in App Store. The map data are from Web Map Services (WMS) and can sometimes take a while to load.

Enjoy exploring the Earth!