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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

Our science

Geology and regional geophysics, BGS Global, Climate change, Earth hazards, Energy, Engineering geology, Environmental modelling, Groundwater, Marine, Minerals and waste

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Web services

Aquifers and shales




Web services

BGS are making more of its information accessible through web services to encourage developers to use and innovate it within their own systems. See how others have mashed-up BGS data. What could you create?

Aquifers and shales

The BGS, in partnership with the Environment Agency have published new maps showing separation of aquifers and shales.

Browse the maps and download the data.

The Carboniferous shales of the Midland Valley of Scotland: geology and resource estimation

BGS/DECC has completed an estimate for the amount of shale gas and oil in the Midland Valley of Scotland

More about Shale gas research

BGS-University collaborations

The BGS facilitate collaborations with Universities across the UK through joint ventures and appointments.

Read about some examples of BGS-University collaborations

Engineering Geology Viewer

A web-based version of the Engineering Geology map is now available through the Engineering Geology Viewer.

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BGS - Windows 8 - Get Involved Doctorate success for BGS Isotope Apprentice New paper discussing the Anthropocene Cut-out 3D model of an Icelandic glacier New marine geoscience activities PhD on seasonality of the Pliocene southern North Sea Basin PhD on climate change over Northern Iberian BGS maps help understand relationship between groundwater and fracking.

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myVolcano for ApplemyVolcano is now available for Apple devices

Discover a world of volcanoes and help scientists learn more about volcanic eruptions by sharing your photographs and descriptions of volcanic hazards, as well as collecting samples and measurements of volcanic ash fall.

More about myVolcano

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Coastal erosion, earthquakes, groundwater flooding, shrink-swell, landslides, radon...

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2nd International Symposium on Submarine Canyons The Geology under London and the Thames Valley | 17 October 2014 | The Geological Society, London Geological Society of America Annual Meeting | 19-22 October 2014 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada