An integral part of the G-BASE mapping programme is to map and establish the soil geochemical baselines of urban areas. These data provide unique soil chemical information for the urban environment and are used to:
Applications are relevant to human health, land-use planning and development, urban regeneration and contaminated land legislation.
This Google map indicates 27 urban areas which have been sampled by the project to date.These include Glasgow, Nottingham, Ipswich and Cardiff. Through the London Earth, G-BASE has recently undertaken the collection of soil samples within the boundaries of the Greater London Authority (GLA). Find out more about our sampling procedures in urban areas. Zoom in to cities and towns for further detail including links to BGS urban reports.
Visit BGS Onshore Geoindex to search for individual soil sample location of the urban areas sampled so far. Make sure the map theme is set to Geochemistry (top right hand corner) and top or profile soil is selected in the left hand panel.
Alternatively go to G-BASE enquiries for data sales and products.