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Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App

Offshore WMS





Release of offshore data as a WMS

BGS has released its offshore geology data in view-only format under the Open Government Licence for free commercial and non-commercial use. The data is available as Web Map Services and can be viewed on the MAREMAP website.

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GB geology with Minecraft

BGS has reproduced the geology of mainland Great Britain and surrounding islands within the world of Minecraft.

Read more about GB geology with Minecraft.

Rift volcanism

BGS Volcanology funded by NERC to investigate volcanic threat in Ethiopia.

Read more about Rift volcanism.

Regional geology

Accounts of the regional geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Download the accounts.


Download myVolcano for free.