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Environmental aspects of engineering geological mapping

  • Dearman W. R. 
  • Matula M. 
Section 13 Engineering Geology

Summary

Engineering geological maps provide information on the natural environment in a way that planners and engineers find of value in planning of land-use and of engineering structures of all kinds. Such maps show the engineering character of rocks and soils, hydrogeological and geomorphological conditions and geodynamic phenomena. They may be classified in terms of purpose, content and scale. Examples of environmental aspects of engineering geological mapping from the United Kingdom and Czechoslovakia are given. Complex environmental problems can be resolved by interdisciplinary cooperation of specialists in appropriate fields including engineering geology, and a separate discipline of environmental geology is not considered necessary for this purpose.

Keywords

Engineering Geology Coal Measure Lithological Type Engineering Geological Condition Lithological Complex 

La Cartographie Géotechnique Et L’environnement

Résumé

Les cartes géotechniques fournissent une information sur le milieu naturel d’une façon qui convient très bien aux besoins des planificateurs et des ingénieurs pour leurs projets d’urbanisme et de grands travaux. Ces cartes font apparaître les particularités géotechniques des sols et des roches, les conditions hydrogéologiques et géomorphologiques, et les phénomènes géodynamiques. On peut les classer d’après leurs burts, leur contenu et leur echelle. On donne des exemples, anglais et tchécoslovaques, de l’incidence de la cartographie géotechnique sur l’environnement. Les problèmes complexes de l’environnement peuvent être résolus par une collaboration interdisciplinaire de spécialistes de divers domaines, y compris la géoloqie de l’ingénieur, et il n’est pas nécessaire de constituer une discipline distincte, la géologie de l’environnement, dans ce but.

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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dearman W. R. 
    • 1
  • Matula M. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geology, Engineering Geology UnitUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneEngland
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Geology and HydrogeologyComenius UniversityBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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