Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625)

Dataset description

The data shows polygonal and selected linear geological information, sourced from published BGS 1:625 000 scale maps of Great Britain. However, geological units are identified using the most up-to-date nomenclature that may differ from that on the printed maps. The maps are generally based on published material at 1:50 000 scale and compiled using techniques of selection, generalisation and exaggeration. The geology is fitted to a relevant topographic base at the time of production. Full UK coverage is available. The data is available in vector format. BGS licensing terms and conditions apply to external use of the data. The data can be used free of charge for non commercial use and is downloadable from the website.


The 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]".

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276


Further details

Dataset details

Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format VECTOR - SHP, TAB, DGN Files, etc.
Storage format Digital:ESRI Files
Frequency of update as needed
Start of capture 2008
End of capture Not known
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords and Keyphrases DATA
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [27700]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 60.7719
East boundary  : 2.9603
South boundary : 49.7974
West boundary  : -6.8647
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 5th June 2014
Metadata standard ISO standard 19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.
W -6.8647 60.7719 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S 49.7974 2.9603 E