LithoFrame is a concept to produce models of Britain's subsurface geology; the 3D equivalent of the geological map. LithoFrame models have been created at a range of scales to answer specific questions about geology and the composition of the subsurface. The adjacent map of Britain shows our coverage of current geological models at varying resolutions.
LithoFrame250 are prepared for stratigraphic groups (e.g. base Sherwood Sandstone Group, base Chalk Group), with a depth of around 5 km. A range of regional models have also been developed in an ongoing programme of work. These models extend to up to 5km depth and provide a well constrained structural framework for regional, strategic assessment of groundwater and energy resources, and for deep underground storage and waste repositories.
LithoFrame50 are modelled at the formation level (e.g. base London Clay Formation, base Harwich Formation) and reach around 1 km in depth. Our detailed models concentrate on the near surface and are used for planning and development.
LithoFrame10 is the highest resolution, with a focus on well-characterised and relatively shallow superficial deposits including, where appropriate, the subdivision of artificial ground, flood plain, river terrace deposits, archaeological stratigraphy and site characterisation.
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Contact Enquiries for more information about licensing an existing model or for commissioning custom 3D geological models.
We can build customised 3D geological models for specific areas of interest that can include your own data.