Holger Kessler

Holger Kessler

BGS Modelling Systems team leader
BGS Keyworth

Holger Kessler’s Biography

  •  2007 – ongoing : Team Leader of Geological Modelling Systems
  •  2003 – 2010 : Project leader of GSI3D software development
  •  1998 : MSc Frankfurt University, Physical Geography
  •  1998 – 2004 : employed by BGS as Survey Geologist

Research interests

  • 3D geological modelling and visualisation
  • Soil and quaternary science
  • Systems development


Mathers, S.J.; Wood, B.; Kessler, H. 2011. GS13D 2011: software manual and methodology. British Geological Survey, 152pp. (OR/11/020)

Tye, A.M., Kessler, H., Ambrose, K., Williams, J.D.O., Scheib, A., Raines M. & O. Kuras. 2011. Using integrated near-surface geophysical surveys to aid the mapping and interpretation of geology in a Trent landscape within a 3D geological framework. Near Surface Geophysics, Vol 9, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 15–31.

KESSLER, H., MATHERS, S.J. & H.G. SOBISCH. 2009. The capture and dissemination of integrated 3D geospatial knowledge at the British Geological Survey using GSI3D software and methodologyComputers & Geosciences, 35, 1311-1321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016

MATHERS, S.J., KESSLER, H. & H.G. SOBISCH. 2009. 3D Geological Modelling at the British Geological Survey using the GSI3D software and methodology [extended abstract]. In: EUREGEO 2009 : European congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems, Munich, Germany, 9-12 June 2009. Augsburg, Bayerisches Landesamt fur Umwelt, 82-84.

KESSLER, H., MATHERS, S.J., NAPIER, B., TERRINGTON, R. & SOBISCH, H.G. 2007. The present and future construction and delivery of 3D geological models at the British Geological Survey. GSA Denver Annual Meeting. [Poster].

KESSLER, H. & S.J. MATHERS. 2004. From geological maps to models – finally capturing the geologists’ vision. Geoscientist, 14/10, pp. 4-6.

Published outputs




  • Fluent in German

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