Metadata

Local Geological Sites

Title
Local Geological Sites
Alternative Title
LGS, RIGS, RIGGS, County Geological Sites, Regionally Important Geological Sites, Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites
Dataset Language
English
Abstract
Formerly known as RIGS, renamed in accordance with Defra Local Sites Guidance.

Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (RIGS), designated by locally developed criteria, are currently the most important places for geology and geomorphology outside statutorily protected land such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The designation of RIGS is one way of recognising and protecting important Earth science and landscape features for future generations to enjoy.

The concept of RIGS was first initiated by the Nature Conservancy Councils (NCC) publication Earth Science Conservation in Great Britain - A Strategy (1990).

RIGS were originally SSSIs denotified after the Geological Conservation Review (1977-1990). The statutory agencies wished to secure their conservation in another form. RIGS sites are those which, whilst not benefiting from national statutory protection, are nevertheless regionally or locally representative sites where '...consideration of their importance becomes integral to the planning process' according to the Earth Science Conservation Strategy (ESCS).
Topic Category
environment
Keyword
Keyword Value: Geology, Mineral Resources
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: Version 2.00 - 2006-05-23

Keyword Value: Geology
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-12-05
Temporal Extent
from 2000-10-25 to -
Dataset Reference Date
Date: 2013-10
Date Type: Revision
Lineage
From November 2013 this data is being maintained by the Hertfordshire Enviormental Records Centre at the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Site boundaries were identified by field work conducted by the local RIGS group and digitised by Hertfordshire County Council.

IPR: Ordnance Survey
Product: 1:10,000 Raster
Date: 2010

IPR: HCC

IPR: RIGS Group

IPR: Third party IPR may exist in this data, contact Anita.Parry@hertfordshire.gov.uk for clarification.
Bounding Coordinates
Hertfordshire
West Bounding Longitude: -0.76
East Bounding Longitude: 0.22
North Bounding Latitude: 52.10
South Bounding Latitude: 51.58
Extent
County
Vertical Extent
-
Spatial Reference System
OSGB36 - National Grid of Great Britain
Spatial Resolution
10m
Resource Locator
Maps and Geographic Information - Hertfordshire County Council:
http://gisinfo.hertsdirect.org/index.htm
Format
ESRI/Shape file
Responsible Organisation
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Email :gis@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Role: Distributor
Update Frequency
unknown
Limitations on Public Access
Reserved for Hertfordshire Environmental Record Centre use. Access limited to authorised persons only.

Copyright Controlled. Use is subject to licence.

There are restrictions on some information regarding sensitive species (e.g. bats/badgers) - although many of these sites have now been deleted if found to be a record only.
Use Constraints
Licensed under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement;
Hertfordshire County Council's Intellectual Property Rights

You must use the appropriate Copyright Acknowledgement;

For internal use:
©Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey 100019606.

For external use:
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey 100019606.
You are not permitted to copy, sub-licence, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form.

For Publicly Available Electronic Copies the following must also be added:
The HCC Watermark;
The phrase: "Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions." set out in a legible font and conspicuous position must form a clear hyperlink to http://www.hertsdirect.org/mapcopyright

This data is supplied without guarantee or any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness, and is provided as is, excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including (but not limited to) satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Additional information source
GeoConservationUK:
http://wiki.geoconservationuk.org.uk/index.php5?title=Main_Page
Unique Resource Identifier
LGS
Spatial Data Service Type
-
Coupled Resource
-
Resource Type
6 dataset
Conformity
False
Specification
Unknown
Metadata Date
2013-10-25
Metadata Language
English
Metadata Point of Contact
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Email :gis@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Review date
Unknown
Attributes
OSGB36 National Grid Bounding Coordinates
West: 486000 East: 552000 North: 245000 South: 189000
More Information

Site Descriptions available.

Location

R:\GIS\geodata\Hcc\environ\hbrc\rigs

Change History

2000-10-25
Data published to Corporate GIS Server as an ESRI Coverage

2009-12-22
Shapefile created

2010-01-12
File updated by Anita Parry

2010-03-22
Revised by Anita Parry (Castle Hill, Berkhamsted)