OpenGeoscience

BGS has a wide range of datasets and wants to increase access to these by publishing as many as possible under OpenGeoscience. OpenGeoscience is a free service where you can view maps, download data, scans, photos and other information. The services available under OpenGeoscience are listed below, and include:

Browse our free data

View maps

View maps

Data published through map viewers allowing you to reveal more about the ground beneath your feet.

Apps

Apps

Bespoke mobile apps, such as iGeology and mySoil that allow you to view BGS datasets on a map where ever you are!

Map data downloads

Download data

A number of GIS datasets for download including some of our core, baseline datasets showing geology, gravity and magnetic data, and hydrogeology data.

Photos and images

Photos and images

Open access to a number of our photo collections, including petrological thins.

Publications

Publications

Free to view publications produced by the survey, and by other bodies whose responsibility was later taken over by the survey.

Scanned records

Scanned records

Open access to a number of our digital scan collections, including borehole log scans and published maps.

Data collections

Search collections

Search, view and download many of BGS's most popular databases and vocabularies.

Web services

Web services

More of our information is accessible through web services and linked data to encourage developers to use and innovate it within their own systems.

Software

Software

BGS have developed a number of software tools to advance their understanding of scientific systems and help them model geological and hydrogeological processes.

Terms of use

Open Government Licence

To encourage the use and re-use of this data we have wherever possible made the data within OpenGeoscience available under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials ©NERC [year]".

The terms of use for every product under OpenGeoscience are displayed clearly at the top of every page. Please feel free to use our OpenGeoscience logo wherever you use our open data.