Web Map Services (WMS) | Offshore marine

BGS Geology: marine sediments 250k coverage

The 1:250 000 scale offshore geological maps in the UTM series (Universal Transverse Mercator projection) are made available here to view as a WMS service.

Layers for bedrock geology (polygons and linear features - BGS Geology: marine bedrock 250k), hard substrate (DiGHardSubstrate250k) and sea-bed sediments (BGS Geology: marine sediments 250k) are included in the service. Find out more about BGS offshore marine information products.

Service address

Enter the address below into your WMS client.

https://map.bgs.ac.uk/arcgis/services/Offshore/Products_WMS/MapServer/WmsServer

Example WMS requests

GETCAPABILITIES REQUESTS

WMS 1.3.0 GetCapabilities request

WMS 1.1.1 GetCapabilities request

Offshore 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology WMS 1.3.0 requests in Lat/Long WGS84 (WGS84)

WMS GetMap request

WMS GetFeatureInfo request in text/plain format

WMS GetFeatureInfo request in text/html format

Offshore 1:250 000 scale sea bed sediment WMS 1.1.1 requests in Web Mercator

WMS GetMap request

WMS GetFeatureInfo request in text/plain format

WMS GetFeatureInfo request in text/html format

Can't use WMS?

Try the Maremap website if you are unable to use a WMS service.

Terms of use

These data are delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]". Contact us if you create something new and innovative that could benefit others digitaldata@bgs.ac.uk

The BGS provides no warranty as to the quality, accuracy, completeness of this free map data or the medium on which it is supplied. This includes any warranty as to the continued provision of material or that the material taken from this site is compatible with your computer system and/or any other data with which the material is to be used.

Please be aware that the BGS may make changes to this service. This will include, but not limited to, the level of attribution seen for each type of geology, and changes to zoom thresholds. Please contact us if you have any feedback.