Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625) Linear version 5

Dataset title Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625) Linear version 5
Dataset creators British Geological Survey
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

Data identifying linear features (shown as polylines) representing geological faults at the ground or bedrock surface (beneath superficial deposits). The scale of the data is 1:625 000 scale providing a simplified interpretation of the linear features. Onshore coverage is provided for all of England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.

Geological faults occur where a body of bedrock has been fractured and displaced by large scale processes affecting the earth’s crust (tectonic forces). The digital data are attributed by fault type; two categories of fault are described in the data: fault at rockhead (representing normal dip-slip and strike-slip faults) and thrust fault (representing faults caused by compressive forces). The data has been generalised and shows only the location of major faults.

The data are available in vector format (containing the geometry of each feature linked to a database record describing their attributes) as ESRI shapefiles and are delivered free of charge under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Dataset content dates before 2008
Dataset spatial coverage United Kingdom
Dataset supply format ESRI shapefiles
Dataset language English
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record.
Also available as ISO19115/19139 XML.
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 2008
Dataset digital object identifier (DOI) 10.5285/170bae4c-dd20-4899-96be-299880e7f972
Dataset citation text Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625) Linear version 5 British Geological Survey 2008
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council © NERC [2014]".
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