Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 50k (DiGMapGB-50) SURFACE Version 4.16

Dataset description

The data overlays superficial polygons on bedrock polygons giving a representation of the geology at the surface. Sourced from 1:50000 DiGMapGB-50 Version 4 where available, augmented by additional data from the following sources in the order - new 1:25000 mapping, new 1:35000 superficial derived products interpretation, 1:250000 DiGMapGB-250 Bedrock or 1:625000 DiGMapGB-625 V4 Superficial. The attributes therefore include both superficial and bedrock plus their source. The geology is fitted to a relevant topographic base at the time of production. Full Great Britain coverage is available. The data is available in vector format. BGS licensing terms and conditions apply to external use of the data.


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 ESRI SHAPE (SHP)
Storage format Digital:ESRI Files
Frequency of update as needed
Start of capture 2007
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 19th May 2010
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