iGeology 4

Shale gas


BGS are pleased to announce the newest release of BGS·SIGMA — BGS·SIGMAv2015. With redesigned forms and improved data output tools, BGS·SIGMA could help you discover the benefits of digital data capture for geological mapping.
Find out more and download your free copy

Indo-Gangetic basin (IGB) aquifer

Scientists from BGS have published a new paper in Nature Geoscience mapping out the quantity and quality of the world's most important aquifer.
Read more about groundwater resilience to climate change and abstraction in the Indo-Gangetic basin

BGS Civils | Mapping the earth you move

BGS Civils is a new suite of datasets developed to facilitate desk study screening for ground engineering projects. The dataset contains seven layers describing engineering properties for soils and rocks nationwide including strength, bulking volumes and corrosivity.
Read more about BGS Civils

Long-Term Science, Multi-Centre (LTSM)

NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34m, that will see its research centres, including the BGS, working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.
Read more about these ambitious new projects

iGeology 4

iGeology Version 4 for iOS has been released! A redesigned user interface and improved offline capabilities make it easier than ever to learn about the geology beneath your feet!

Find out about more new features in iGeology.

Hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire

The BGS, with partners from the universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and York (National Centre for Atmospheric Science), is carrying out a science-based environmental monitoring programme in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
Read more about the programme.

Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App