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Land Mapping

Land Mapping

​​​​​​The Land Mapping programme creates maps that depict the rocks and sub-soils of the onshore area of Ireland.  We collect new data by field surveying and borehole drilling, and combine them with existing mapping to produce map products at various scales and levels of complexity.  Our aim is a seamless, maintained, online data set of bedrock and subsoils geological mapping that is reliable, accessible and meets the requirements of all users. ​

The Land Mapping Unit activities comprise Quaternary field mapping and Bedrock data compilation, maintaining the national geotechnical database, drilling and answering public enquiries.

Explore the data and maps compiled by the Land Mapping Unit.

Research

Research within the Land Mapping Unit mainly contributes to improving the understanding of the geology of Ireland.
We also participate in European geoscience research projects and initiatives where Irish interests are concerned.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/RFT-for-a-Quaternary-Geology-Specialist-.aspxRFT for a Quaternary Geology Specialist​A Quaternary geology specialist is required for a 3 year contract for sub-soils mapping in various areas around Ireland.14/04/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Donegal-earthquake.aspxA magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred on the 7 April 2019 at 22:58:19 UTC (23:58:19 local time) An earthquake of magnitude 2.4 occurred in Donegal on the 7th April 2019 at 22:58:19 UTC (23:58:19 local time) The location of the epicentre is 54.53N, 8.62W (Donegal Bay).07/04/2019 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-Newsletter-Issue-18-Autumn-2018.aspxField Notes06/09/2018 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/The-Soils-of-Ireland.aspxThe Soils of Ireland27/06/2018 23:00:00