Linked data allows powerful and easy re-use of data by interconnecting data, putting it in to context and enabling comparisons. By clearly representing the structure and meaning of the data it makes it easier to create applications and visualisations that use it.
The use of linked data is being promoted by data.gov.uk to open up access to government-funded, public data. BGS are publishing its data as linked data to accelerate its exploitation by all potential users. We hope that the release of our data in this format will stimulate new and innovative ways to use our information to help solve some of the environmental problems facing humankind today.
Made available in June 2012, the geochemistry data model is the second download to be made available through the OpenGeoscience Knowledge Exchange project.
This report is aimed at professionals involved in planning or construction, but it may also be relevant to help house-holders judge whether or not further professional advice should be sought.
It provides relevant subsurface information necessary to design effective infiltration-to-the-ground sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) such as shallow soakaways, infiltration trenches and infiltration basins.
The report highlights:
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Three billion years of Earth's history squeezed into a 130-metre-long stone concourse, every step bringing you about 25 million years closer to the present day.
The new Geological Walk at BGS Keyworth was officially opened on 17 May 2012 by Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser.More information and visiting the BGS Keyworth Geological Walk
The ICDP-UK website contains information relating to recent projects, UK convenors, UK members and details about meetings
Register for the 1st ICDP-UK workshop | 3 July 2012 | Nottingham
on the new ICDP-UK website.
The Eden Valley in East Cumbria is underlain by Permo-Triassic sandstone, the major aquifer in North West England.
The aquifer is covered by low permeability till deposits. Concern about rising nitrate trends in some boreholes has prompted collaborative research into groundwater flow systems and timescales in the area.More about Investigating land use and groundwater quality in the Eden Valley
As part of this PhD, a recent BGS survey has generated images of the lake bed as if there was no water.
This data has been used to produce a landscape map of the lake.Windermere: lake environment and glacial history
Just as the first Swallow heralds summer, jokes about the wettest drought on record herald the end of a drought - but is it really the end?
The drought we have been in, and still are in, has its roots over a two year period rather than the recent two weeks of heavy rainfall and it affects groundwater more than it affects rivers.
Now that the exceptional rainfall has happened, does this mean the drought is over?
The simple answer is no!More on The end of the drought?