Paper No. 6
Presentation Time: 10:15 AM


DEARDEN, Rachel1, KESSLER, Holger2 and WOOD, Ben2, (1)British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom, (2)British Geological Survey, Kingsley Dunham Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom,

Conveying the geologist’s interpretation of the subsurface is a significant challenge. As 3D geological models begin to supersede the conventional 2D maps, there is an opportunity however, to make the geologist’s knowledge of the subsurface more accessible. This has been achieved for static 2D data and maps to browsers and location-sensitive mobile devices, but until recently the third dimension was only accessible via expensive, bespoke 3D software. A number of geological survey organisations have begun to release their models via online viewers; this presentation will show how the British Geological Survey is unlocking the potential of model data hidden behind its firewalls. We hope that you will able to provide the development team at the BGS with instant feedback and comments and at least, you will be able to take a piece of UK geology away on your smartphone.