Data

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The BGS is a data-rich organisation with over 400 datasets in its care, including environmental monitoring data, digital databases, physical collections (borehole core, rocks, minerals and fossils), records and archives. Our data is managed by the National Geoscience Data Centre.

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BGS Geology 250k sample

Datasets

We have a wide range of licensed geoscience data. The datasets range from the geological data family (BGS Geology) to offshore data, ground stability datasets and 3D models.

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BGS Maps Portal

Map Viewers

Data published through map viewers allowing you to reveal more about the ground beneath your feet.

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Information Hub

Data collections, publications, scanned records and other data gathered by BGS and provided by external organisations.

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iGeology mobile app

Technologies

Applications, software and online services created by BGS and our collaborators.

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Digital geoscience

The BGS is a data-rich organisation. Our data science and data infrastructure are fundamental to our future research and underpin our strategic challenges.

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Aeromagnetic surveys

Digital data licensing and resellers

If you are interested in an information product and the Open Government Licence is not applicable, we encourage the use and exploitation of our information products by providing a wide range of licences.

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National Geoscience Data Centre

The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) collects and preserves geoscientific data, making it available to a wide range of users and communities.

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BGS core store

National Geological Repository

The National Geological Repository (NGR) holds our collections of borehole cores, cuttings, samples, specimens, and related subsurface information from the UK landmass and continental shelf.

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BGS iGeology app

OpenGeoscience

OpenGeoscience is a free service where you can view maps, download data, scans, photos and other information.

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Download our digital strategy

BGS Digital Strategy 2020-2025

Get in touch

For more information about our datasets, technologies and map viewers please contact us

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About BGS

As the national geological survey, we are the UK’s premier provider of objective and authoritative scientific data, information and knowledge to help society understand our Earth.

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Research

Our research includes core geological survey and monitoring work and other innovative projects addressing today’s geoscientific challenges driven by the changing needs of our stakeholders.

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