The BGS is a data-rich organisation with over 400 datasets in its care, including environmental monitoring data, digital databases, physical collections (borehole core, rocks, minerals and fossils), records and archives. Our data is managed by the National Geoscience Data Centre.
OpenGeoscience provides a wide range of freely available geoscience information allowing you to view maps and download data, scans, photos and other information.
The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) comprises data gathered or generated by the BGS or its precursors, as well as data provided by external organisations.
The National Geological Repository (NGR) is a national science facility and comprises borehole cores, cuttings, samples and specimens, and related subsurface information.
We encourage the use and exploitation of mapping and data by providing a wide range of licences.
BGS data and information are supplied according to the NERC data policy.
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The BGS is part of a network of world data centres.