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On 15 March 2017 the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that GeoSciML was approved and published with full documentation as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and the encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports and databases.


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There will be intermittent disruptions affecting a wide range of our web services from Tuesday 21 March throughout the rest of the week while we undertake database maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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We are very pleased to announce that week beginning 6th March 2017, BGS Cardiff Office is relocating to Cardiff University. BGS Cardiff Office and switchboard will reopen on the Cardiff University campus on Thursday 9th March.


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Over the last few days we have made some considerable changes to the infrastructure of our main website ( and its hosted sites. We thank you for your patience while we fix any remaining issues. Found a bug? Please let us know!