Licence and usage terms and conditions

Terms of use

Following extensive review, the British Geological Survey (BGS), a component institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), asserts ownership of all intellectual property and associated legal rights in the following mapping ‘the Mapping’:

  • Groundwater Storage Map of Africa
  • Map of Depth To Groundwater Across Africa
  • Groundwater Productivity Map of Africa;

The Mapping is made available to download and to be viewed for any purpose.

Extracts of materials derived from the Mapping may be reproduced in analogue or secure electronic format (e.g. appropriately secured .PDF format from which it is not possible to: (i) reverse-engineer back to, or to decompile, the Data; and/or (ii) print or download the reproduced extracts independently from the document), for any purpose.

The following acknowledgement must accompany material derived from the Mapping:

“Based upon mapping provided by British Geological Survey © NERC 2012. All rights reserved”.

No part of any of the Mapping may be traded, sold, licensed or sub-licensed or in any other way supplied/made available on a commercial basis to any other person or organisation.

Neither NERC nor its employees gives any warranty as to the quality or accuracy of the Mapping, or its suitability for any use. All implied conditions relating to the quality or suitability of the Mapping, and all liabilities arising from the supply of the Mapping (including any liability arising in negligence) and for any reliance on results arising out of use of Mapping, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

BGS has made reasonable attempts to identify/confirm ownership of any data used in connection with the creation of the Mapping, but will take down the Mapping immediately where infringement of any third party rights in any such data used in the creation of the Mapping is brought to our attention.

By downloading or using any part of the Mapping, you agree that you have read, understood and accept these terms of use.

Any queries, please contact Alan MacDonald