Sample LithoFrame models are available as free downloads in various formats.
The sample downloads are also available to view in the virtual borehole and section viewer.
Visualisation of the 3D PDFs is recommended on PCs and laptops using a Windows operating system. The 3D PDFs use Flash Technology so is unlikely to work or will suffer poor performance on devices using IOS and Android operating systems.
|Samples||3D pdf||LithoFrame Viewer||Other formats||Information|
|Assynt Culmination||Not available||Not available||Assynt Culmination Geological 3D Model|
|Douglas Coalfield||Douglas Coalfield 3D pdf||Not available||Not available||Douglas Coalfield model information|
|East Anglia||East Anglia 3D pdf||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|Eddleston Water Floodplain Monitoring Site||Eddleston Water geological model 3D pdf
Instructions for opening the Eddleston 3D model pdf
|Not available||Not available||Eddleston Experimental Site model information
Geology of the Eddleston Water catchment
|Ipswich||Ipswich 3D pdf||Ipswich LithoFrame model||Not available||Ipswich model information|
|National Bedrock Fence Diagram (UK3D)||UK3D England North 3D pdf
UK3D England South 3D pdf
UK3D Northern Ireland 3D pdf
UK3D Scotland 3D pdf
UK3D Wales 3D pdf
|UK3D LithoFrame model||UK3D individual sections (KMZ format)||Report describing the National Bedrock Fence Diagram|
|Thurrock||Thurrock 3D pdf||Thurrock LithoFrame model||Thurrock model information|
|York||York 3D pdf||York LithoFrame model||Not available||York model information|
Two teaching models are also available.
|Model||LithoFrame Viewer||Educational material|
|Ingleborough||Ingleborough Lithoframe Viewer||Educational material for Ingleborough model|
|The Isle of Wight||Isle of Wight Lithoframe Viewer||Educational material for Isle of Wight model|
Third-party software is required to view these sample models.
Download the LithoFrame Viewer:
Known issue: in the 3D Window use a vertical exaggeration of X11 to view colours correctly for all attributes.
The LithoFrame Viewer is a software tool which enables you to view and query complex 3D geological models constructed by the BGS.
It was developed jointly by the BGS and INSIGHT Geologische Softwaresysteme: GmbH using the GSI3D 3D modelling platform.
The software enables you to view 3D geological models in a GIS-style interface, presenting spatial and three-dimensional data in terms of maps, logs, cross-sections (profiles) and also 3D.
The LithoFrame Viewer presents pre-built 3D geological models as provided by the BGS. These data files are delivered in a proprietary, encrypted format, and can be opened in the Viewer just as one would open a document in a word processing application. The LithoFrame Viewer does not enable you to incorporate, view or model your own geological data, nor to edit, modify or export existing data.
The LithoFrame Viewer is designed to be used easily by both experts and by casual users; it is not specialist software. It provides a simple interface to investigate and query 3D geological models in meaningful ways.
These sample data are available for free for commercial, research and public use. Before accessing, please read our software disclaimer.
Where use is made of these sample LithoFrame models data you must acknowledge the material.