In this paper a geomorphological map, at a scale of 1:50,000, of the Cephalonia Island located in the Ionian Sea (western Greece) is presented and discussed. The geology of the island is represented in an individual smaller inset map. The map was produced from field surveys based upon 1:50,000 scale topographic maps and 1:5000 topographic diagrams, differential global positioning system surveys, aerial photos and visual inspection and interpretation of Google Earth images, and analysis of a digital elevation model of the island derived from 1:50,000 scale topographic maps. Landforms were grouped on the basis of the main morphogenetic processes and include fluvial landforms, erosional landforms, gravitational landforms, karst landforms, and coastal features. The objective of this map is to provide information about the landscape evolution of the island during the Quaternary. The study of the landforms depicted on the geomorphological map showed that the recent evolution of the landscape is dependent mostly on neotectonic processes and eustatism.
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