Karst is a landscape with distinctive landforms that develop on rock types that are readily dissolved by water. In Ireland, karstification mostly occurs in limestone regions.

This karst dataset contains mapped karst landforms in Ireland including: boreholes, caves, dry valleys, enclosed depressions, estavelles, springs, superficial solution features, swallow holes and turloughs. It is displayed as point features, locating the centre (or, in the case of a cave, the entrance) of the karst landform, and records details of the landforms dimensions and functioning.

Data are derived from GSI fieldwork and surveys, Academia and Consultants. It is NOT a comprehensive database and represents only areas that have been mapped by GSI, or third parties whose data have been processed. Many karst features are not included in this database. The user should not rely only on this database, and should undertake their own site study for karst features in the area of interest if needed.

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Theme Science
Date dataset released 2012-01-02
Date dataset updated 2019-09-17
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Contains Irish Public Sector Data (Geological Survey) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence', 'Data that is produced directly by the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) is free for use under the conditions of \n\nCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. \n\nhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode\n\nUnder the CC-BY Licence, users must acknowledge the source of the Information in their product or application. \n\n \n\nPlease use this specific attribution statement: "Contains Irish Public Sector Data (Geological Survey) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence".', 'license', 'Data that is produced directly by the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) is free for use under the conditions of \n\nCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. \n\nhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode\n\nUnder the CC-BY Licence, users must acknowledge the source of the Information in their product or application. \n\n \n\nPlease use this specific attribution statement: "Contains Irish Public Sector Data (Geological Survey) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence".', 'license']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing Page https://dcenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3400f393afa844538e5b81679552205d
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-11.0, 50.0],[-11.0, 56.0], [-5.0, 56.0], [-5.0, 50.0], [-11.0, 50.0]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM, EPSG:2157)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "0", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Lineage 1.Filename: Karst features database Originator.-Trinity College and Geological Survey of Ireland. Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 01/12/ 1998 Principle data capture Technique- Information taken from the OSi 1:50k Discovery Series, 1:10,560 sheets (6 inch sheets) and GPS system to locate point features which have been projected using the National Irish Grid. Nature of change/update to data. Ongoing addition of new records as data becomes available. Verification of location of karst features. Last Update in February 2007. Methodology.- Information entered in an Oracle database. Sources Used as input Data for the change /update.- Main data sources during the data compilation stage were: maps of vary scales, literature and company records. The main data sources during the updating stage are: information acquired during field investigation. Last Update in February 2007.
Period of time covered (begin) 1999-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2019-01-10