Model metadata report for a 3D model of Cirencester-Cricklade

Thorpe, S.; Morgan, D.. 2013 Model metadata report for a 3D model of Cirencester-Cricklade. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 21pp. (IR/13/021) (Unpublished)

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This report publishes the metadata of a 3d modelling study by a BUFI student which subsequently was then formalised by British Geological Survey (BGS) modelling staff. As the model was created by a visiting student no accurate metadata was maintained during the project set-up period. This document aims to publish all known metadata and indicates where uncertainty of source arises. The model was given to BGS after the initial student completion phase to allow the in-house modelling team to bring the model into line with BGS best practice. The model was developed under the 3d Models for Teaching team, part of the Geological Modelling Systems program at BGS. 3D geological models have great potential as a resource for universities when teaching foundation geological concepts as it allows the student to visualise and interrogate UK geology. They are especially useful when dealing with the conversion of 2D field, map and GIS outputs into three dimensional geological units, which is a common problem for all students of geology. Today’s earth science students use a variety of skills and processes during their learning experience including the application of schema’s, spatial thinking, image construction, detecting patterns, memorising figures, mental manipulation and interpretation, making predictions and deducing the orientation of themselves and the rocks. 3D geological models can reinforce spatial thinking strategies and encourage students to think about processes and properties, in turn helping the student to recognise pre-learnt geological principles in the field and to convert what they see at the surface into a picture of what is going on at depth.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Report made open by author in January 2018. This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 15 Feb 2018 13:17 +0 (UTC)

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