Model metadata report for a 3D model of Black Down, Mendips

Thorpe, S.. 2013 Model metadata report for a 3D model of Black Down, Mendips. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 14pp. (IR/13/006) (Unpublished)

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This report is the published metadata details of a 3d modelling study by the British Geological Survey (BGS), and is based on the eastern section of the Mendips called Black Down. 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 February 2018. This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 05 Mar 2018 14:05 +0 (UTC)

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