GeoMapping Unit

Expertise in Mapping and GIS

Resources available

Map/illustration design and production for staff
The unit provides this service for staff research, publications and teaching.

Supporting and teaching students
All staff in the GeoMapping Unit work with students providing advice on map production and design for coursework and projects. Make an appointment with the appropriate team member.
Between us we also teach different aspects of digital cartography and GIS, map interpretation and field mapping.

Spatial data collection and analysis
Advice and help is available on field data capture (eg GPS receivers, unmanned survey aircraft) and the possibilities for analysis (eg ESRI ArcGIS), again through timetabled lectures and practicals but also at an individual level. 

Spatial datasets
We can provide advice on how to access the many digital spatial datasets available. The majority of this is free but requires individual registration - visit our LibGuide 'Spatial Data Sources' page via the link below.

Paper maps and air photographs
Collections of paper maps covering topography, soils and many other themes are based in the Davy Building, 708. We have complete O.S. UK map coverage at 1:50,000 (Landranger) and 1:25,000 (Explorer), all of which are available for loan.

Geology Map Room
Geology maps, memoirs reports, aerial photography and other publications are held in the Geology Map Room, 005, Fitzroy Building.

Geography undergraduate dissertations
Dissertations submitted in the last four years of Geography programmes are available to browse in Davy 708. Dissertations are also available from some other programmes in the School.

GeoMapping staff