Digital data

Many of the BGS's most popular datasets are available to search and view online. BGS dictionaries, borehole materials, discovery metadata, GeoIndex, geological photographs, lexicon of rock units, palaeosaurus, rock classification, taxonomy, water watch, web services.

Records storage Depositing digital data

The BGS welcomes the volunteering deposit of digital data into the NGDC for use by the wider geoscience community. Numerous organisations have deposited data such as the NDA and many universities.

People looking at a computer screen Finding digital data

Many of the BGS's most popular datasets are available to search and view online. BGS discovery metadata, geological maps, photographs, records, indexes and scientific vocabularies are freely available in our broad range of systems and web services.

Abstract machinery Using digital data

We are happy to provide advice and support on using digital data.

OpenGeoscience OpenGeoscience | Online data

Many of the BGS's most popular datasets are freely available to search and view online.

Digital geological map Digital products

Lists and describes the range of digital products and datasets available from BGS, ranging from the core geological data family (DiGMapGB) to offshore data and ground stability products.

Rainbow Earth science academic archive

ESSA is designed to manage and disseminate the datasets collected by NERC grant holders in accordance with the NERC data policy.

Keyboard art Digital data gallery

Images illustrating the range of digital data available from BGS.

Person at a PC Legal framework

The full history of legislation affecting the rights and obligations of BGS. This section covers BGS’s rights to data and also its obligations.