BGS-HPA (Health Protection Agency) UK OneGeology Radon Potential Dataset

Dataset description

OneGeology is an international collaborative project in the field of geology supported by 113 countries, UNESCO and major global geoscience bodies. It aims to enable online access to dynamic digital geological map of the world for everyone. An EU Joint Research Centre project is using OneGeology geological data as a framework for the production of a Geogenic Radon Map of Europe. The BGS-HPA UK Onegeology Radon Potential dataset provides, within a 1:625,000 scale geological framework, a general indication of how the estimated arithmetic mean ground-floor radon concentration varies within the United Kingdom. The indoor radon data is used with the agreement of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Mapping of radon-prone areas at the OneGeology 1:625 000 scale can be used to inform European policy makers, politicians and the general public about the general variation of radon potential within the United Kingdom at the European scale. The dataset should not be used at scales larger than 1:250,000 or for regulatory (i.e. Building Control or Radon Affected Area) purposes in the UK.


Data is freely available for research and use in teaching but permission must be sought for use if the data will be reproduced in full or part or used in any analysis. The originators must be acknowledged in any publications produced. The data is not available for commercial use.

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


Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Not available
Storage format Digital:ESRI Files
Frequency of update irregular
Start of capture {ts '2012-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2012-01-01 00:00:00'} 2012
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 code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 [4326]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 60.86
East boundary  : 1.76
South boundary : 49.86
West boundary  : -8.65
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 4th December 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.