Data search

BGS is a data-rich organisation with over 400 datasets in its care.

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Datasets

BGS Civils corrosivity sample ferrous
BGS Civils: corrosivity ferrous

The BGS corrosivity dataset is a GIS layer supporting the management of underground iron assets that has been created in response to the growing awareness of the cost of maintenance of structures such as pipelines and building foundations.

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GeoClimate UKCP09 Premium

The GeoClimate Shrink–swell products are national datasets showing potential change in subsidence due to changes in climate.

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GeoClimateUKCP18
GeoClimate UKCP18 Premium

GeoClimateUKCP18 Premium is a quasi-1:50 000 scale product, provided as area polygons, for 2 projected 11-year windows, centred on 2030 and 2070

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Map Viewers

Geology of Britain viewer
Geology of Britain viewer

The Geology of Britain viewer is a simple tool, aimed at the general public, which helps you explore the geology where you live.

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GeoIndex
GeoIndex (onshore)

Search BGS datasets using GeoIndex, a map-based index of a wealth of information that we have collected or have obtained from other sources.

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GeoIndex Offshore
GeoIndex (offshore)

The offshore GeoIndex shows the range of marine geoscience data held by the BGS within the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC).

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Information Hub

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Vocabularies web service

The vocabulary service has been implemented as a RESTful web service delivering lists of standardised terms covering a range of geoscience topics.

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Vocabularies

BGS geoscience vocabularies provide consistency in our classification systems by controlling the spelling and terms used in our data holdings.

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BGS library cards
Library online card catalogue: UDC

Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) sequence for geographic areas.

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Fossil taxonomy online

A forum to illustrate fossil specimens held in the collections of the British Geological Survey (BGS).

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Technologies

Groundhog desktop software
Groundhog desktop download form

Groundhog Desktop is an integrated tool for geological interpretation and modelling work.

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Coordinates converter - Pixabay
Coordinate converter

Convert British National Grid to latitude and longitude (WGS84) via online form, web service or bulk conversion.

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Sensor data

Real-time monitoring of environmental phenomena is a large and growing area of interest at the BGS and wider research communities.

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GeoIndex layers
GeoIndex WMS

GeoIndex datasets have been made available as WMS. These web services allow you to bring the GeoIndex data layers into your own mapping software.

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