Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625) Bedrock Version 5

Dataset description

The DiGMapGB-625 Bedrock dataset comprises digital geological map data at 1:625 000 scale. It provides coverage for all of England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. This version 5 dataset was created primarily from the 1:50 000 scale DiGMapGB-50 version 3 dataset (released in 2006) by generalisation involving cartographic selection, modification, simplification or exaggeration. The attributes and nomenclature used follow those used on the printed maps. The geology is fitted to a relevant topographic base at the time of production. The data has separate themes for bedrock, and igneous dykes together with a linear theme for geological faults. Each geological area (or polygon) is labelled or attributed with a name (based on its lithostratographical, chronostratigraphical or lithodemic nomenclature) and its composition (rock type or lithology). The data, available in vector format is downloadable from the website, GIS line and polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, KML, others available by request). BGS licensing terms and conditions apply to external use; non commercial use is free of charge.


The usual BGS licensing terms and conditions apply to external use of the data. Data licence required.

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
Digital:Map Info Files
Digital:Other than Excel etc
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 : 60.86
East boundary  : 1.78
South boundary : 49.77
West boundary  : -8.65
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 23rd August 2012
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 -8.65 60.86 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S 49.77 1.78 E