BGS crowdmap

Footings of William Smith Building

Our citizen science programme encourages volunteers to record observations about temporary geological exposures — GeoExposures — or geological hazards (such as a landslides or flooding).

You don't have to be a qualified scientist to post information; you just need to know where the event or observation is located.

You can upload photos, web or video links, or a simple text description of what you have observed.

We would like you to share your evidence of landslides, flooding or rock exposures at

Users will be able to see their information as well as viewing observations from other contributors. Note: there is a short delay before uploads are visible.

Smartphone users

Smartphone users can send reports to GeoExposures using the Ushahidi Android App.

Set the Ushahidi deployment you wish to interact with to:

Terms and conditions

By uploading and depositing photos or materials, you, as depositor, do so on the understanding they may be used/re-used by others.

By depositing photos and materials you take full responsibility:

  1. to ensure that they are owned by you (or you have permission to do so); and
  2. understand that liability regarding their use/re-use may lie with you as depositor.

If there are doubts about ownership, check first before making a deposit on BGS citizen science sites.

BGS Citizen Science operates under the code of a:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License
Creative Commons License


For further information about citizen science in BGS contact bgscitizenscience