Try Groundhog: virtual borehole, cross-section and horizontal section viewer
Help using Groundhog
Navigate to the model
To zoom to one of the models, either: double click on a blue flag or select an location from the drop-down list below.
When zoomed into an area of interest, single click inside the model's grid to reveal the geology at that location.
When zoomed into an area of interest, inside the 3D model's grid, choose one of the three blue buttons:
Pop-ups must be enabled.
To generate virtual borehole logs
Click on the 'Borehole' button and then click inside the model's grid at your area of interest
A new browser window will open and show the virtual borehole log at the selected location
To generate virtual cross-sections
Click on the 'Cross-section' button
Single click inside the model's grid at your start position and then continue single-clicking to create a line-of-section.
Double click to finish; a new browser window will open to show the virtual cross-section
To generate virtual horizontal sections
Click on the 'Horizontal section' button and then click inside the model grid. A pop-up appears with input fields for elevation relative to sea level, depth below ground level and number of pixels.
Enter either elevation relative to sea level or depth below ground level in metres. Enter number of pixels across the image.
Click on the 'Generate Section' button. A new window opens up with the horizontal section through the model at the depth/elevation entered.
After using the 'Borehole', 'Cross-section' and 'Horizontal section' modes, the application defaults back to the 'Reveal geology' mode.
The data obtained from the Groundhog viewer is based on a prediction and interpretation of the subsurface data. It should not be used as a replacement for a site investigation.
The depth of the lower geological unit in the model may be truncated at its base, such that the unit thickness is not accurately represented. The extent at which the geological succession is subdivided may vary between models.
Lithological information is generalised for each geological unit, and local conditions may vary.
For comprehensive information of the Geology at this point or line, please use the BGS GeoReport service.