Mr Ricky Terrington

Mr Ricky Terrington

GIS, 3D Modelling and Visualisation

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3438

E-mail Mr Ricky Terrington

Published outputs


  • 2008 – ongoing : 3D/GIS/Visualisation Helpdesk Manager
  • 2004 –2007 : MSc (Merit), Geographical Information Science, University of Nottingham
  • 2001 – ongoing : 3D Modelling and GIS - British Geological Survey
  • 1998 –2001 : BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Nottingham


  • 2017 – ongoing : Chartered Geographer (GIS)


  • 2012 : Terrington, Ricky. 2013 Professor William R Dearman QJEGH Young Author for 2012 award. [Award]


  • 2013 – ongoing : Feature Manipulation Engine (FME)
  • 2007 – ongoing : GOCAD - 3D Modelling Software
  • 2005 – ongoing : GSI3D - 3D Modelling software
  • 2001 – ongoing : ArcGIS suite of software
  • 2014 – ongoing : Groundhog Desktop GSIS
  • 2008 – ongoing : GeoVisionary - 3D Visualisation Software
  • 2001 – ongoing : MS Office - Access, Excel and Word


  • 3D geological modeling expert user, support and development. Includes customer liaison and support for BGS produced 3D products
  • Coastal, urban, shallow and deep-subsurface geological modeling and analysis
  • Data management through GIS and databases
  • GIS data capture, management and analysis
  • Lead and trainer and demonstrator of 3D Modelling and Visualisation software

Key papers

Terrington, R.; Thorpe, S.; Jirner, E. 2017. Enkoping Esker Pilot Study : workflow for data integration and publishing of 3D geological outputs. British Geological Survey, 50pp. (OR/17/003)

Jones, L.D.; Terrington, R. 2011. Modelling volume change potential in the London clay. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 44 (1). 109-122. 10.1144/1470-9236/08-112.

Waters, C.N.; Terrington, R.L.; Cooper, M.R.; Raine, R.J.; Thorpe, S. 2016. The construction of a bedrock geology model for the UK: UK3D_v2015. British Geological Survey, 22pp. (OR/15/069)

Terrington, Ricky Luke; Napier, Bruce; Howard, Andrew; Ford, Jonathan Richard; Hatton, William. 2008. Why3D?: the need for solution based modeling in a national geoscience organization. In: Oleschko, K., (ed.) GIS in geology and earth sciences. Mexico, American Institute of Physics, 103-112, 9pp.

Price, Simon J.; Burke, Helen F.; Terrington, Ricky L.; Reeves, Helen; Boon, David; Scheib, Andreas J. 2010. The 3D characterisation of the zone of human interaction and the sustainable use of underground space in urban and peri-urban environments : case studies from the UK. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften, 161 (2). 219-235. 10.1127/1860-1804/2010/0161-0219.

Terrington, R.L.; Thorpe, S.; Burke, H.F.; Smith, H.; Price, S.J. 2015. Enhanced mapping of artificially modified ground in urban areas: using borehole, map and remotely sensed data. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 38pp. (OR/15/010) (Unpublished)