The Land Board is responsible for ensuring the up-to-dateness and availability of geological data.
Geological information is first and foremost needed for extraction of mineral resources, planning of new buildings and structures, and for environmental protection. New geological data are acquired from drill cores bored during geological mapping and other geophysical studies.
The Land Board:
- organises national geological mapping
- manages the records of mineral resources of the Environmental Register, compiles an annual balance of mineral resources
- approves county, comprehensive and detail plans in cases, where planning areas overlap with mineral deposits
- ensures the preservation and availability of geological information (Databank of Engineering Geology; Depository of Geological Manuscript Reports; Database of Drill Cores).