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The Geotechnical Data Hub has been set up to give Geotechnical Professionals and Geologists an open forum to talk about Data Management subjects related to our profession.  This site is directly linked to the Geotechnical Data Hub Professional Group on LinkedIn

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We are aiming to post a new topic on the Hub every two weeks and we welcome new authors who would like to contribute to existing topics via the comments section of each topic or would like to start new topics on the Hub.


The Future of Geotechnical Mapping Data?

Free mapping datasets have become more available over the last couple of years with the advent of the government’s OpenData policy. Initially access to electronic Ordnance Survey mapping data was made available, but in the last couple of years the Environment Agency and BGS have made available datasets available via their DataShare and OpenGeoscience initiatives.

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Geotechnical Laboratory’s Guide to AGS Data – Part II

The speed with which consultants are able to analyse and plot laboratory data is the main reason why AGS data is being requested more frequently in laboratories working on medium to large construction projects.    For a significant number of laboratories the production of AGS data is causing a number of problems but these can be [...]

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Geotechnical Laboratory’s guide to AGS data – Part I

The speed with which consultants are able to analyse and plot laboratory data is the main reason why AGS data is being requested more frequently in laboratories working on medium to large construction projects.    For a significant number of laboratories the production of AGS data is causing a number of problems but these can be [...]

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Geotechnical Knowledge Management – Have we been here before?

The more you know about a site and the surrounding area before you start a Site Investigation, the better you will be able to design the investigation. Technology has come to our aid here and these days we waste no time jumping on the internet to visit Bing Maps®, Google Earth®, or Google Street View® [...]

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Are you Aiming for a Paperless Geotechnical Laboratory

Whenever a company looks to improve the efficiency of their field work and laboratory testing, the subject of a paperless laboratory is never far away.  Previously the idea has been dismissed or parked as a result of either technology requirements or the practical problems of tracking a sample around the laboratory without the usual paper [...]

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