Data downloads

A number of our datasets are now available for you to download onto your system for your own use. This will enable you to work offline to develop your own systems and methodologies using BGS data. The datasets available to download include many of BGS's baseline products including geological, hydrogeological, geophysical and chemical data.

Terms of use

The datasets listed here are all delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]".

GB3DNational Bedrock Fence Diagram

The GB3D geological model uses digital cross-sections of the geology across Great Britain and joins them up in a 'fence diagram'.

DiGMap 625 bedrock625k UK geology data

Digital geological map data for the UK at 1:625 000, including bedrock and superficial layers, plus faults and other linear features. The data is delivered in ESRI and MapInfo GIS format.

Search icon625k UK geology and earthquakes KML

Digital geological map data for the UK at 1:625 000, including bedrock and superficial layers, plus faults and other linear features. The data is delivered in KML allowing for visualisation in Google Earth and Google Maps.

Groundwater well625k hydrogeological data

Hydrogeological data at 1:625 000 indicating aquifer potential in generalised terms. The data is delivered in ESRI and MapInfo GIS format.

Grav and mag iconGravity and magnetic survey data

Datasets containing measurements of the Earth's gravitational and magnetic fields for Great Britain. The data is available in csv format.

Laboratory scientistChemical data - sample locations

Data showing the location of environmental data samples for Great Britain, including data sample locations from the GBASE project. The data is delivered in KML allowing for visualisation in Google Earth and Google Maps.

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