Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapUK-625) superficial version 5

Dataset description

The DiGMapGB-625 V5 Superficial Map comprises digital geological map data at 1:625 000 scale showing the distribution of Quaternary-age deposits across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Quaternary deposits are generally unlithified materials (e.g. sand and gravel) that have been laid down and modified by wind, water and ice over the last c.2.6 million years. The map provides coverage for all of England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. This version 5 dataset was created primarily by cartographic generalisation and simplification of the 1:50 000 scale geological map of Great Britain (DiGMAPGB-50 Superficial deposits, released in 2006). Each geological area (or map polygon) is attributed with information about its lithostratigraphical or lithogenetic origin (e.g. ?River-terrace deposit?) and its lithological composition (e.g. ?Clay and sand?). This data is published as part of the ongoing mapping and modelling of geological deposits across the United Kingdom by the British Geological Survey. This dataset is provided under Open Government Licence terms.


Copyright NERC 2008-present. There are no restrictions on use. This data is available under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials ŠNERC 2008"

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
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 22nd 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 -8.65 60.86 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S 49.77 1.78 E