LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Borehole Logs

Part of the LQM series of recorded demos using the free and open source QGIS software developed primarily for contaminated land practitioners.

Learn how to view your borehole logs within your QGIS project. Visualise your site investigation data and cross-check this against the log description for the material sampled. Achieve this from within GIS model by simply clicking on a borehole location to open up logs directly. 

This short (12.5 minute) QGIS demonstration clearly shows you how to add your borehole locations as a new layer and define an action to open up and view your logs* by simply clicking on a location. Understand how actions can add greater functionaility to your maps and GIS model.

* assumes these are created separately using your usual logging software

Require interactive face-to-face hands-on tuition to help you solve your contaminated land problems using QGIS? 

LQM provide a range of courses from complete beginners (QGIS1) through to intermediate and more advanced GIS users (QGIS2 and QGIS3).

Prices and discounts: £25 (inclusive of VAT ) purchase via online card payment only. Any purchases made via invoice payment will be declined.  Terms and Conditions apply 

Link to recorded demo emailed once payment has been received.


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This demo covers:

  • how to import your borehole locations into your QGIS project
  • adding the functionality to view your borehole logs from within your GIS model
  • how to make your GIS maps and model more interactive

At the end of the demo, you will:

  • be able to quickly view your borehole logs directly from your GIS model
  • assess your site geology against other GIS layers in an interactive way
  • better understand some of the powerful features QGIS has to offer

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