|Coverage||Partial Great Britain coverage|
|Format||GIS line and polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)|
|Price||£1.50 per km2. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
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Detailed digital geological map data based on BGS's National Grid and County series 1:10 000 and 1:10 560 scale (six-inch to one-mile) maps with updated nomenclature.
Many BGS geology maps are now available digitally. The Digital Geological Map of Great Britain project (DiGMapGB) has prepared 1:625 000, 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 scale datasets for England, Wales and Scotland. Work continues to upgrade these and to extend the coverage of the most-detailed 1:10 000 scale dataset.
Many existing 'paper-only' maps have been digitised, and the nomenclature, particularly of older maps, updated to current usage.
The geological areas (or polygons) are labelled or attributed with a name (based on their lithostratographical, chronostratographical or lithodemic nomenclature) and their composition (rock type or lithology). This information is arranged in up to four themes as available: bedrock geology; superficial deposits; mass movement; and artificial ground. Faults and other linear features are available in a separate theme.
Geology maps are the foundation for many other types of earth science related maps and are of potential use to a wide range of customers.
Contact Digital Data for more information.