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Here are a selection of links that may be of interest. Please let us know if you find a website that other members of the Sedgwick club may be interested in.

Useful links for students

If you are a student at the Department of Earth Sciences, you may find the following useful for reference.

Earth Sciences Library
The website of the department library. Provides really easy access to ebooks and journals, as well as reading lists for all Parts.

NASA DEMs (Digital Elevation Models) – FOR MAPPING
A source for finding Digital Elevation Models from which topographic contours can be extracted. Especially useful if you've just finished a mapping project and need shapefiles for topography...
(Find out how to do this on QGIS here.)

Extracting Open Street Map Data – FOR MAPPING
Here you can select an area to export Open Street Map data as a shapefile. Useful for putting roads, rivers and buildings onto your GIS map.

Some grid line shapefiles for those of you who used UTM coordinates to map, courtesy of the US Military (I guess they do things other than invading countries from time to time)

Other interesting links

A blog from the British Geological Survey, showing what shenanigans Earth Sciences get up to.

Tree of life
Useful if you can't remember where Eozoans, Proterostomes or trilobites fit into it all!

Invertebrate Palaentology Image Gallery
For all those fossils you thought you'd drawn well in the lab but hadn't.

GB3D Type Fossils Online
A single database of type specimens held in British collections (including the Sedgwick Museum) including high resolution photos and 3D models.

Mineralogy Database
A database containing 4714 different mineral species, with links and photos.

Plant evolution through geological time
A comprehensive guide to plant evolution.

Contains many resources associated with Sedimentary Geology, including lots of useful animations describing Sequence Stratigraphy.

London Pavement Geology
A guide to the geology of London's buildings, as seen from the pavement. Also includes many useful links to sites about Urban Geology.

Popular geology

Some links suggested by visitors to the site!

A guide and links to gemology.

What is Gemology?
An in-depth look into gemology, including gemology as a career.

All About Dinosaurs and Fossils
An elementary guide to fossils and fossilisation processes, as suggested by the students at Lyndhurst STEM Club.