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OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world. This groundbreaking project was launched in 2007 and contributed to the 'International Year of Planet Earth', becoming one of their flagship projects. The initiative has progressed rapidly towards its target - creating dynamic geological map data of the world, available to everyone via the web. Besides, the main aims of OneGeology are: to establish a globalised dynamic geological database for sharing existed 1:1M scale geological data in different formats; to provide technical support for the users; and, to facilitate connection and exchanges among international geological data.

The project is developed by numerous countries and organisations, such as Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW), International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), International Institutes of International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) of International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM). Moreover, a steering group was set up for organisation and coordination by International Coordinating Committee for Global Geoscience Mapping (ICCGGM), which is composed of representatives from five major participated geological survey organisations. Moreover, secretariat was established by British Geological Survey to ensure the coordination and continuity of the initiative, and technical working group was set up by French Geological Survey to achieve technical goals.

This ground-breaking project has achieved great progress and acquired extensive support from global enthusiastic participants. The OneGeology portal officially launched on June, 2009. So far,117 countries and 165 organizations already involved in the project and 57 have been providing data services.