Mr Stephen Thorpe

Mr Stephen Thorpe

Geospatial Data Specialist and Manager of Onshore Shallow Drilling Facility

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3189

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Biography

  • 2008 – ongoing : Currently: Spatial data manager for a number of high profile 3D geological modelling projects (commercial and science budget funded)
  • 2008 – ongoing : Manager of BGS Onshore Shallow Drilling Facility
  • 2005 –2008 : Early career: worked with BGS datasets (e.g. boreholes, digital map data, 3D modelling software) and have a good depth of knowledge of the baseline data.
  • 1994 –1997 : BSc (Hons) Geography: University of Luton

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2005 – ongoing : Many 3D modelling projects aimed at decision-making, planning, resource estimation, water monitoring and/or general geological understanding for example the National Geological Model
  • 2017 –2018 : Cambridge University secondment
  • 2011 – ongoing : Co-manager of metadata approval team for all 3D geological model
  • 2014 – ongoing : Working towards outputting our model data using Minecraft and Lego BGS Geology with Minecraft

Key papers

Published outputs

Software

  • Groundhog Desktop GSIS
  • GSI3D (Geological Surveying in 3D)
  • ESRI ArcGIS & QGIS
  • FME (Feature Manipulation Engine)
  • GoCad

Skills

  • 3D geological modelling
  • Geographical Information Systems - data interrogation and manipulation
  • Drilling fieldwork and managing a drilling program