1:1.5M scale 'Geology Through Climate Change' Poster Map Covering UK Mainland, Northern Ireland and Eire.

Dataset description

1:1.5M scale 'Geology Through Climate Change' poster map covering UK mainland, Northern Ireland and Eire. This poster map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland in a new way, grouped and coloured according to the environment under which they were formed. Photographs illustrate modern-day environments, alongside images of the typical rock types which are formed in them. The ages of the rocks are shown in a timeline, which also shows global temperatures and sea levels changing through time. The changing positions of Britain and Ireland as they drifted northwards through geological time are illustrated too. It was jointly produced by the BGS, the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and the Geological Survey of Ireland. It has been endorsed by a range of teaching organisations including WJEC (previously the Welsh Joint Education Committee), OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations), The Association of Teaching Organisations of Ireland and the Earth Science Teachers Association. Although primarily intended as a teaching resource, the poster map will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand the imprint geological time has left in the rocks of our islands. This poster map is free, all you pay is the postage and packing.


The poster is copyright of NERC, copyright of Geological Survey of Ireland and copyright of Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.

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
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk


Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Not available
Storage format Hardcopy:Printed Map
Frequency of update as needed
Start of capture {ts '2008-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2018-03-08 11:03:41'} 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
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 
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Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 26th July 2012
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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.