Expertise in Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Resources available

Map/illustration design and production for staff
We provide a map production service for staff research, publications and teaching. We also produce most of the University’s campus maps.
Supporting and teaching students
GeoMapping staff work with students providing advice on map production and design for coursework and projects. We teach different aspects of digital cartography, GIS, map interpretation, field mapping and aerial photo interpretation. Shaun Lewin's expertise is in GIS and spatial analysis, whilst Jamie Quinn’s is in map design and cartography. If you don't know who is best to contact, email, and the most appropriate person will respond.
Spatial data collection and analysis
Advice and help is available on field data capture (e.g. GPS receivers and drones) and the possibilities for analysis (e.g., QGIS and 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, geology, soils and many other themes are based in the GeoHub (Davy 708). Loan conditions will vary depending on the collection involved. We have full Ordnance Survey coverage of Great Britain at 1:50,000 (Landranger) and 1:25,000 (Explorer) scales, which are available for loan. There is an extensive geological map collection now available for staff and students. For all paper mapping, please visit Davy 708 or email Jamie. For all digital mapping of Great Britain, Digimap is the best place to start.

GeoMapping staff