FutureThames data compendium

BGS has access to a wide range of digital data for the Thames basin region that has been compiled into an extensive GIS (Geographical Information System).

This data is available for FutureThames projects/collaborations and some datasets are free to download*. The table below lists all of the data currently in the Thames basin GIS along with the sources of these data.

NB: The Thames basin GIS is a work-in-progress and as new datasets are added to the GIS the table below will be updated.

* Some datasets may be restricted to non-commercial research only.

Thames basin

Data Source
Thames catchment area extent BGS Thames basin project iMap

Environmental

Data Source
  Locations of potential eco-towns Campaign to Protect Rural England
Water only authority areas Water UK
Water and sewage company areas Water UK
Country parks Natural England
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) MAGIC (joint DEFRA/Natural England data portal)
Ancient woodlands Natural England
National Nature Reserves (NNRs) Natural England
RAMSAR wetland sites Natural England
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) Natural England
Special Protection Areas (SPAs) Natural England
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) Natural England

BGS reports and plans

Data Source
Borehole request locations BGS
GeoReport request locations BGS
Internet GeoIndex request locations BGS
GeoReport type BGS GeoReports
Site investigation and soil mechanics BGS GeoIndex
Waste disposal sites BGS GeoIndex

Geological maps and geology

Data Source
1:50 000 geological map availability BGS GeoIndex
1:10 000 geological map availability BGS GeoIndex
1:50 000 geological map sales BGS GeoReports
1:625 000 geological maps OpenGeoscience
1:250 000 geological maps BGS Digital Products
1:50 000 geological maps BGS Digital Products
1:10 000 geological maps BGS Digital Products
3D geology BGS Digital Products
3D geological (subsurface) model coverage BGS Thames basin project iMap
Single Onshore Borehole Index (SOBI) BGS GeoIndex
Fossil localities BGS GeoIndex
Spring locations BGS

Geohazard data

Data Source
Karst BGS
Landslide locations and slope instability BGS GeoSure
Collapsible deposits BGS GeoSure
Compressible ground BGS GeoSure
Running sand BGS GeoSure
Shrink-swell BGS GeoSure
Soluble rocks (dissolution) BGS GeoSure
Natural radon potential BGS Digital Products
Groundwater flooding BGS Digital Products
Mining hazard (not including coal) BGS Digital Products

Mining and minerals

Data Source
Mine plans Mining plans portal
Plans — mine abandonment BGS
Mineral assessment report locations BGS GeoIndex
Active BritPits (quarries) BGS GeoIndex

Geochemistry

Data Source
Water chemistry BGS GeoIndex
Soil geochemistry BGS GeoIndex and BGS Digital Products

Geophysics

Data Source
Geophysics BGS GeoIndex
Seismic — DTI BGS GeoIndex
Seismic — Coal Authority BGS GeoIndex
Geophysical survey points BGS GeoIndex
Gravity data BGS GeoIndex
Geophysical survey lines BGS GeoIndex
Geophysical surveys BGS GeoIndex

Demographics

Data Source
Population per local authority NOMIS and EDINA Digimap

Topographic and base data

Data Source
Aerial photographs BGS
Photographs OpenGeoscience
1:10 500 scale county map series BGS GeoIndex
Distinct county maps series BGS GeoIndex
1:10 000 scale National Grid map BGS GeoIndex
1:10 000 scale saleable National Grid map BGS GeoIndex
1:250 000 scale maps BGS GeoIndex
Old series 1 inch maps BGS GeoIndex
Memoirs BGS GeoIndex
5 km2 polygon grid BGS
County map sheet areas BGS GeoIndex
1:250 000 map sheet areas BGS GeoIndex
1:50 000 map sheet areas BGS GeoIndex
1:10 000 map sheet areas BGS GeoIndex
OS 1:1 000 000 base map Licensed from Ordnance Survey
OS 1:625 000 base map Licensed from Ordnance Survey
OS 1:250 000 base map Licensed from Ordnance Survey
OS 1:50 000 base map Licensed from Ordnance Survey
OS 1:10 000 base map Licensed from Ordnance Survey

Field slips

Data Source
Fieldslips — county BGS
Fieldslips — grid BGS
Field notebook index (Happ Hall data) BGS

Digital terrain models

Data Source
NextMap — orthorectified radar image NextMap
NextMap — surface model hillshade NextMap
NextMap — surface model slope NextMap
NextMap — terrain model slope NextMap