Crowdsourcing data for the geological map

Mapping on a hill

The BGS is aware of the large community of professional, student and amateur geologists, as well as members of the public, who use the geological map for work and for pleasure. We regularly receive feedback about our maps and we're keen to gather more of this information to improve our understanding of UK geology. To do this, we are developing a crowdsourcing platform where you'll be able to easily submit comments and upload photographs and data.

We're interested in all sorts of data that might help us improve the geological map:

  • photographs of temporary exposures
  • trial pit and soil profiles
  • structural measurements
  • peat depth
  • rock and soil colour/chemistry/mineralogy
  • presence of fossils
  • occurrence of landslides
  • springs
  • subsidence damage
  • artificial ground


Contact Russell Lawley for more information.

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