CURRENT TRENDS IN THE ELABORATION OF THE HYDROGEOLOGICAL
ATLASES PUBLISHED FOR THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF
L. Vega, R. Morales
Geological Survey of
The Hydrogeological Atlases have as basic aim the hydrogeological characterization of the territory which they make reference through a thematic maps series. On the other hand, they try to be an important element for the diffusion of the knowledge of the groundwater, to make aware the user of the importance of these and to use as help to the government to attend to an increasing demand of water resource in quantity and quality adapted to the use to which is destined with some limited available resource and a quality that deteriorates if the protective or corrective measurements are not taken, looking for the sustainable use of the resource and the protection to the environment. The Geological Survey of Spain comes carrying out for decades, in collaboration with different public agencies, several provincial or autonomic atlases related to the hydric environment.
communication is going to centre on the most significant changes identified in
the process of creation and edition of the hydrogeological atlases ever since
in 1985 it is published the hydrological Atlas of the
In this sense it is necessary to emphasize the use of the new computer tools as databases management software, the spreadsheets and the Geographical Information Systems, which have helped to improve so much the scientifical rigor as well as the graphical aspects of the publications.
other hand, it is important the homogenization degree of the initial
information obtained, until this moment, to provincial scale that with the
development of the litoestratigrafical map of