Ruddlesden geotechnical

GIS Project

21st June 2017 9:33am by Simon Ruddlesden

Ruddlesden geotechnical are very excited about the commencement of the development of their in-house Geographical Information System (GIS) database.

This will allow historical borehole logs, trial pit logs, desk study information and laboratory testing data to be readily accessed by staff, as this data will soon be plotted onto a map, which itself will be overlain onto publicly available maps, including those published by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Over the years, Ruddlesden geotechnical has carried out ground investigations on over a thousand sites, with thousands of borehole, trial pit and laboratory testing data sets. Access to this information will soon be much easier and quicker for employees of Ruddlesden geotechnical, which will help in providing preliminary information to clients about speculative sites, assist as part of the general desk study process – borehole data carried out by Ruddlesden geotechnical on the adjacent site (as is often the case) is more reliable and useful to us than historical BGS records 500m away, help improve the ground model (both before and after investigation) and generally improve the service provided to clients, by using data that has been obtained previously.

Watch this space for future updates…