Geological Indicators of Flooding Great Britain

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Responsible Party: British Geological Survey (distributor, author, pointOfContact)


The BGS Geological Indicators of Flooding (GIF) dataset is a digital map based on the BGS Digital Geological Map of Great Britain at the 1:50,000 scale (DiGMapGB-50, BGS, 2009). Current coverage includes England, Wales and Scotland. It characterises Superficial Deposits on DiGMapGB-50 in terms of their likely susceptibility to flooding, either from coastal inundation or fluvial (inland) water flow. These Superficial Deposits are considered 'recent' in geological terms, most having been formed within the last few tens of thousands of years. Typically they have been laid down by processes of erosion and deposition and they have produced subtle topographical features, resulting in low-lying landforms we call floodplains. The mapping of these landforms, in conjunction with characterisation of deposits that underlie them allows us to determine the extent of the coastal and inland flooding that created them.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 60.7785° to 49.9285°
Longitude: -5.7627° to 2.7773°

Data Resources (3)

Web map context for GIF
KML resource for GIF
Geological Indicators of Flooding Homepage.

Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 03/06/2011
Theme Environment
Harvest URL
Harvest date 22/12/2017 10:06
Metadata date 5/12/2017
Harvest GUID 9df8df52-d644-37a8-e044-0003ba9b0d98
Extent Latitude: 60.7785° to 49.9285°
Longitude: -5.7627° to 2.7773°
Spatial reference system urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700
Dataset reference date 2006 (creation)
Frequency of update asNeeded
Responsible party British Geological Survey (distributor, author, pointOfContact)
Access constraints otherRestrictions
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
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Code list No value
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