Intro To Gcl Maps 8

Time, and other geological maps

Geological time spiral (from Wikimedia Commons)

Week 8 lecture notes (pdf): 2014_IntroGclMaps_8

An aeromagnetic anomaly map of the Humber-Trent region (from the BGS).

The World digital magnetic anomaly map, or WDMAM project.

A gravity anomaly map of the Humber-Trent region (from the BGS).

Overview of gravity anomaly maps and the shape of the Earth (from NASA).

Gravity map traces ocean circulation (BBC News story). For more information on the GOCE research, visit the project website. There is even an online brochure giving ‘New Views Of Dynamic Earth’.

The G-BASE project, providing geochemical maps of Great Britain (from the BGS).

Geochemical maps of the Irish borders (from the Tellus project).

A hydrogeological map of southern Yorkshire, including York (from the BGS).

A geological map of the asteroid Vesta (from the Wired Map Lab).

Intro To Gcl Maps 6

Igneous rocks

Granite.

Lecture notes for week 6 (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_6

Igneous rocks

Igneous rocks – a picture guide from Geology.com

Igneous rocks in Britain – a simple map from the Geological Society of London.

Ordovician igneous rocks in Britain – a locality map from the GCR.

Maps of intrusive igneous structures – a guide from TU Delft.

The evolution of geological mapping

Macculloch’s magnificent map – an article from New Scientist.

Lapworth’s map worth – historic geological maps from the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Archibald Geikie’s 1876 geological map of Scotland – from the University of Leeds.

The Assynt Culmination – from the BGS.

Solid & Drift

The 2010 paper on mapping the Vale of York bedrock and superficial geology can be downloaded here.

Geological time

International Chronostratigraphic Chart (2014) – official geological time scale.

Intro To Gcl Maps 5

Unconformities

Siccar Point unconformity (photo by Anne Burgess, Wikimedia Commons)

Week 5 Lecture slides (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_5

Lecture notes on unconformities (doc) – Unconformities

The Making of Siccar Point – excellent blogpost by Highly Allochthonous about this famous unconformity.

University of Leeds Introduction to Structural Geology – Geological Maps workbook.

Digital technology and the future of geological fieldwork – paper from the Journal of the Geological Society of London.

Intro To Gcl Maps 4

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 4

Lecture notes (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_4

Faults, Earthquakes and Landscape – a guide from the Geology Cafe website.

Teaching Resources in Structural Geology – courtesy of the University of Leeds.

The Rock Cycle: Faults – web resource from the Geological Society of London.

Geologizing With Darwin – a Scientific American blogpost about Charles Darwin’s training in geological mapping.

Llanymynech Rocks! – my blogpost about Darwin and the geology of the Anglo-Welsh border.

Intro To Gcl Maps 2

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 2

Lecture notes (pdf) for Class 2 – 2014_IntroGclMaps_2.

BGS Maps Portal – maps and sections 1832 to 2014.

BGS Map Symbols and Ornaments – the full guide.

October 17th 2014 was ‘Geologic Map Day‘ – Earth Science Week here providing lots of resources.

Highly Allochthonous blogpost on the mapping of folded rocks.

100 Great Geosites – Geological Society of London competition to find the best geological localities in the UK.

BBC News – Why do people love Ordnance Survey maps?

 

Intro To Gcl Maps 1

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 1

William Smith’s 1815 geological map of England and Wales (and a little bit of Scotland).

Lecture notes (PDF) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_1

Lecture notes (PowerPoint) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_1

iGeology – the BGS Smartphone app that puts geological maps in your pocket.

Geology of Britain viewer – another cool tool from the BGS.

Wired’s Map Lab – a plethora of articles about scientific mapping.

Geological Mapwork – geological mapping exercises from Earth Learning Idea.

An Introduction to Geological Maps

 GEOLOGICAL MAPS

William Smith’s geological map (1820) – from Wikimedia Commons

Lecture notes (PowerPoint format): 2013_IntroGclMaps

Exercise 1 (pdf from Earth Learning Idea website): 2013_GclMaps_Ex1

Exercise 2 (pdf): 2013_GclMaps_mapping_intro

Exercise 3 (pdf): 2013_GclMaps_Ex3

Geological map resources:

The British Geological Survey has various Open Geoscience resources (including the Geology of Britain viewer, and the iGeology app). There is also the BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units.

Geological mapping of the Vale of York: Hall_etal2010_gcl_map_ValeYork (paper by Hall et al.)

ScottishGeology.com has a simplified geological map of Scotland.

OneGeology – Making Geological Map Data Accessible

US National Geologic Map Database

A History of Mapping:

A cannon at Hampton: William Roy and the start of the Ordnance Survey (Twickenham Museum)

William Smith (NHM biography)

William Smith – a man who changed the world (BGS biography)

The Map That Changed The World (by Simon Winchester)

John Phillips – Time Lord of York (my article for YorkMix)

Phillips’ 1855 geological map of Yorkshire

The Mapping of Assynt:

An Assynt mapping fieldtrip (courtesy of Leeds University)

A 3D reconstruction of the geology of Assynt (by the British Geological Survey)

A pilgrimage to Assynt (by Metageologist)

A biography of Charles Lapworth (Birmingham University)

How did Peach & Horne map Assynt? (Leeds University)