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A new perspective in geological mapping

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A new on-line service called CENTREMAPSlive® provides a means to buy custom extracts of geological mapping in a uniquely accessible
new format.

In the past geological mapping has either been available as a paper map or data for use in GIS systems. The former offers limited interaction
whilst the latter requires often complex software and a lot of effort to output a professional looking map; particularly where the user is looking for mapping on a site by site basis.

CENTREMAPSlive® uses a layered PDF format which can be quickly ordered and downloaded from the site.  A sample can be download from
the web site by going to the ‘geological mapping’ section.

On opening the document the user clicks the ‘Layers’ tab to reveal the option to turn on and off layers such as Bedrock, Superficial, Faults
and more all overlaid on the most up to date Ordnance Survey mapping. This intuitive design means the user can quickly choose to see as
much or as little information as required without having to buy several maps.

The data is supported by both a bedrock and a superficial geology legend which only lists rocks found in the supplied mapping.

In addition to the familiar BGS 1:50,000 geological mapping, BGS GeoSure is available offering a rating of land stability for 6 different factors comprising: Slope Instability; Shrink-Swell; Running Sand; Compressible; Collapsible and Soluble Rocks.

Andrew Terry, Manager