BGS Library Map Collections

William Smith's map

The map collection contains over 200 000 maps and atlases. Maps comprise single maps, sheets in series, items in books and serials and range from hand-drawn maps pre-dating the foundation of the Survey to modern digital plots.

Subject coverage is mainly geological and related themes and most of the world is represented. Medium scale topographic maps are held for the UK (1:50 000, 1:25 000) and (usually) small scale worldwide.

While the main collection is held at Keyworth, our Edinburgh Library holds a representative collection for most of the world.

Search for a map in our catalogue.

For enquiries on maps (or about any of our collections) please contact us at BGS Library.

To purchase a BGS-produced map, please visit our bookshop.