Geologic Investigation of the UK with GIS

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  • Higher Ed
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This lesson invites secondary and university students to map and analyze the spatial patterns of geology in the United Kingdom. Use a web browser, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Desktop from ESRI together with rich spatial data from the British Geological Survey. (1) What is the spatial pattern of surficial geology in the UK? (2) What is the spatial pattern of bedrock geology in the UK? How are bedrock and surficial geology related? (3) How can Web GIS, 3D GIS, and 2D desktop GIS contribute to your understanding of geology? (4) Why are some places in the UK special for their geologic significance?

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