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GeoMapping Unit: Home

The rapid growth in the acquisition and use of geospatial data now applies to many disciplines and this unit offers expertise in GIS, map/illustration design, GPS, terrain modelling, air photo interpretation and other areas.


The GeoMapping Unit is based within and funded by SoGEES (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences).

It primarily, but not exclusively, serves staff and students in these areas.


Click tabs on the top bar for more information and links to recommended resources


Map/illustration design and production for staff
The unit provides this service for staff research, publications and teaching. Deadlines reflect the complexity of the task, our current workload and the required publication date.


Supporting and teaching students
Staff in the GeoMapping Unit work with students providing advice on map production and design for coursework and projects. We teach different aspects of digital cartography and GIS, map interpretation, field mapping and aerial photo interpretation. Shaun Lewin's expertise is in GIS, whilst on the whole, Jamie Quinn focuses in simpler small-scale cartography, map and graphic design generally using Adobe Illustrator. If you don't know who is best to contact, email, and the most appropriate person will respond.


Spatial data collection and analysis
Advice and help is available on field data capture (eg GPS receivers) and the possibilities for analysis (eg QGIS, ESRI ArcGIS), again through timetabled lectures and practicals but also at an individual level.  


Paper maps and air photographs

Collections of paper maps covering topography, soils and many other themes are based in the Davy Building, 708. Loan conditions will vary depending upon the collection involved. We have full Ordnance Survey coverage of Great Britain at 1:50,000 (Landranger) and 1:25,000 (Explorer) scales. These maps are available for loan, although it is best to email in the first instance. For all digital mapping of Great Britain, Digimap is the place to start:


Geography and Environmental Science undergraduate dissertations

The GeoMapping Unit's collection of older hard copy Dissertations has been moved to become a reference-only collection within LabPlus (707 Davy Building). See the 'Dissertations' Tab above for more information.











Shaun Lewin

Location: 708 Davy Building
T: +44(0)1752 585538

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Jamie Quinn

Location: 708 Davy Building
T: +44(0)1752 585537

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Who to contact

If you are not sure which of us to contact we have a generic email address – - which will go to us both and the most appropriate person will respond.