We are making more of our geological data available in open formats so that they can be used in mashup type applications within GIS software and Geobrowsers such as Google Earth. In addition to their full software products, ESRI® make the ArcGIS Explorer data viewer, MapInfo® make the MapInfo® ProviewerTM data viewer and Intergraph make the GeoMedia Viewer data viewer freely available. Open Source software for interacting with spatial data services are also available as are numerous web-based systems. Please note the terms and conditions of use for such software. We hope these services stimulate innovative uses of our data and promote interoperability.
All the data services listed here are delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]".
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Standardised terms that cover a wide range of geoscience specialisms. The BGS vocabulary web service has been implemented as a RESTful web service. It provides programmatic access to our dictionaries and their terms.