Coastal-marine map index

Dataset description

This is a metadata index of all the marine maps held by BGS. The maps are very variable in subject type and in scale. They are mostly unpublished 'project' maps on either paper or film in black and white. The bulk of the maps result from BGS offshore mapping projects, although there are maps from other sources also (for example UK Hydrographic Office survey charts). The map topics are very wide-ranging from survey navigation to geological interpretation. Most of the maps are for the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf) and surrounding areas. The bulk of the maps were created in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and early 1990's with ongoing additions each year. The coverage of some map types is the entire UK Continental Shelf. Others have only regional or localised extent. The metadata were entered manually via forms into the index. The index is applicable to a wide range of uses including environmental, geotechnical, geophysical and geological studies.


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

Associated dataset(s)

Coastal-Marine Maps

Further details

Dataset details

Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format GIS N/A
text N/A
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Frequency of update monthly
Start of capture 5th September 2005
End of capture Not applicable
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 MARINE GEOLOGY
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Latitude and Longitudes on undefined datum and spheroid []
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 64.87
East boundary  : 90.24
South boundary : -24.61
West boundary  : -24.61
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 13th November 2013
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 -24.61 64.87 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S -24.61 90.24 E