Land feasibility interrogation tool (LandFIT)


The land feasibility interrogation tool, or LandFIT, is a land suitability assessment tool currently under development for assessing the conflicting demands on land. This novel project is looking to exploit BGS geodata using creativity and innovation for the planning sector.

LandFIT brings spatial data together into a map interface where it can be interrogated and queried in a context relevant to the user. This tool will be designed to help developers, planners and other users to gain answers to specific questions without the need for a detailed understanding of the numerous BGS datasets, for example a planner with limited knowledge of geology requiring a clear and straightforward site specific result for the geological suitability for housing development.

LandFIT features

Interactive features will be included with the LandFIT assessment tool, allowing for dynamic user-input interaction for different scenarios. Scenarios can be tested via the tool interface using models with variable properties. The ability for the user to interact with the data allows businesses to make informed decisions without having to directly interact with the mathematical models that underlie the data and calculations.


Industries that could benefit from LandFIT include:

  • development
  • waste
  • water
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • planning
  • infrastructure
  • extraction
  • heritage
  • tourism


Contact Clive Cartwright for more information or to get involved.