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Bibliographic webmap: the Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland

Executive Summary
ResearchersHooke, J. (Principal Investigator) (University of Liverpool)
Smith, M.J. (Co-Investigator)
Piccinini, C. (Research Assistant)
Hesketh, K. (Research Assistant) (University of Liverpool)
Funding Body/SourceNERC Knowledge Exchange
British Society for Geomorphology
Duration2010-
AbstractA long term project sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology that will produce and populate a fully interactive website searchable by maps and database terms, aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of the geodiversity, landforms and processes of Britain and Northern Ireland.

Background

A long term project sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology and initially funded by NERC to produce and initially populate a fully interactive website searchable by maps and database terms. This links very closely with industry and government partners interested in rapid access to a high quality collated reference source that is spatially searchable. Partners include Mouchel, Halcrow, Environment Agency, National Trust and Natural England.

The project has the following objectives:

  • to make existing knowledge on the physical landscape and geomorphology of Britain more widely accessible;
  • to increase knowledge and awareness of physical attributes of the landscape;
  • to provide a synthesis of present knowledge;
  • to identify gaps in present knowledge as a platform for future societally relevant research.

Fig 1: Launch page of bibliographic webmap: the Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland.

Selected publication(s)

Piccinini, C., Smith, M.J., Hooke, J., Hesketh, K. 2013 Bibliographic webmap: the Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland, Journal of Maps, 9(2): 218-229. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2013.773568

Hooke, J.M., Smith, M.J. 2012 The Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland: a project to increase geomorphological awareness, Scottish Geographical Journal, 128 (3-4): 298-303. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2012.725856

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