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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


Lyell Centre





Oakham Earthquake

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Oakham at 22.25 Wednesday 28th January.
More information

The Lyell Centre

The BGS offices in Edinburgh and Loanhead are relocating to The Lyell Centre, a purpose built site on the Heriot-Watt University campus at Riccarton, in early 2016.
More about The Lyell Centre

ESIOS: Monitoring and testing future energy in the UK

The government will allocate £31 million of funding to create world-class subsurface research test centres through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), led by the BGS.

For more information see Monitoring and testing future energy in the UK.

World Magnetic Model 2015 released!

The latest revision of the World Magnetic Model, created jointly by BGS and NOAA, has been released.

Read our World Magnetic Model press release.

New G-BASE for south-west England

New stream sediment and soil data from the Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) project are now available for a suite of 53 elements including arsenic, copper, silver, tin and tungsten for south-west England.
Read more about G-BASE for south-west England

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