GeoUrban
The GeoUrban project 2007 - 2013 aims to produce a 3-D (4-D) spatial geological model for the Greater Dublin Area. 

GSI has received funding from the National Development Plan (NDP) 2007-2013 for a major project in the Greater Dublin Region. The GSI geological maps and borehole databases will be significantly enhanced to create a web-enabled free access Dublin urban 2D/ 3D/ 4D geo-environmental GIS involving modelling of the subsurface Quaternary Geology and bedrock topography. This will include the offshore of Dublin Bay/ Kish Basin. Full development of this dynamic web enabled system will take a number of years to complete. Emphasis in the early years will be on map and database enhancement and migration of datasets to a GIS platform. This will provide an important contribution to assist informed planning and infrastructural decision making in the Greater Dublin region, including forward looking flood/inundation protection requirements.

Initially, a Graduate Geoscientist will work exclusively on this project for a 1 year time frame.  Duties to be carried out during this time will include:

  • Geotechnical borehole data input and borehole location digitising in the National Geotechnical Borehole Database (Oracle)
  • Assistance with the generation of map outputs in ArcGIS from the National Geotechnical Borehole Database
  • Assistance with the upgrading of the Quaternary Geology map for Greater Dublin
  • Extraction of bedrock data from the National Geotechnical Borehole Database
  • Assistance with the development of the ArcGIS Bedrock Geology map for Dublin – 1:50K sheet 50
  • The work will be largely office-based but some field duties may be required from time to time.