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This report describes the methodologies and datasets relating to superficial deposits and bedrock geology relevant to urban geoscientific projects. The rationale for carrying out such projects is explained and the basis for good practice is laid out in generic terms. The report provides guidance on sources of information and recommends procedures and standards that should form part of best practice when undertaking a project. Examples of this good practice are given in the form of illustrations of a range of outputs from a current project being carried out in Manchester and Salford.
Ground characterisation in the urban environment: a guide to best practice
This report describes the methodologies and datasets relating to superficial deposits and bedrock geology relevant to urban geoscientific projects.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 6.01 MB]
Ground conditions in central Manchester and Salford: the use of the 3D geoscientific model as a basis for decision support in the built environment
As part of its urban research programme, the BGS integrated its data holdings across 75 km2 of central Manchester and Salford. The information has been used to develop an integrated 3D model of the shallow subsurface. By exporting the elements of the model to a GIS, there is the capability to produce on demand bespoke maps, crosssections and other visualisation aids, relevant to regional planning and site appraisal.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 11.6 MB]