The datasets below are made available as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Services (WFS). Access via compatible software.
They can also be accessed by websites that use a map-based interface to connect to WFS services, allowing integration of data from different providers.
Many of these services contribute to BGS complying with the EU INSPIRE directive.
Two WFS services are made available for this dataset.
This WFS service uses GeoSciML v3.2 and INSPIRE URIs for vocabulary terms and so is an INSPIRE data download service in accordance with the Geology theme data specification. This service delivers MappedFeatures specified by GeologicUnits, the geological history of which is recorded by GeologicEvents.
This WFS service uses GeoSciML v3.2 and CGI URIs for vocabulary terms and so is a OneGeology data download service.
WFS are mainly intended for use in the development of advanced geospatial systems. The UK onshore bedrock geological data is also available:
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