OpenGeoSci is a free, public map based interface that allows users to search for maps, cross sections, charts, tables, figures, and data from GeoScienceWorld publications. The goal of OpenGeoSci is to further aid researchers in discovery of relevant valuable assets for academic research.

The application provides users with a map-based tool that is coupled with robust search and filtering tools to allow users to discover data (figures, maps, cross sections, tables) from a variety of vetted sources. Our expectation is that users will use this tool to: execute a search, map the results, and filter down to relevant data using zoom tools, area limits, and filters (by journal, publication date, and GeoRef subject category).

The interface uses a tablet based design approach. The design is intended to work flexibly in different viewing environments, including on desktop and laptop screens, tablets, and other devices.

Current Content

The data beneath the map-based discovery tool currently consists of approximately 309,000 maps, cross sections, charts, figures, and tables. These all originate form articles in GeoScienceWorld Millennium Collection journals (46 journals from 28 publishers, years 2000 to present). Geolocation coordinates are supplied by metadata in AGI's GeoRef records. GSW expects to add article data from our new GSW eBooks Collections and discussions are under way to add other data sources.


The site will be free to access and use. Full-text articles and higher resolution images will be available via links to the GSW Journals site, where they are freely accessible to subscribers and available by e-commerce to others. Data from Open Access and free articles is also available.

Still to Come

GSW welcomes your feedback. How are using the tool? What would you add? We look forward to adding new features and content in the future.