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

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GeoClimate: UKCP09 and UKCP18

BGS has developed a suite of products, including maps and data, which show potential change in subsidence due to UKCP climate change scenarios

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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 Data
GeoClimate UKCP09 Premium

Based on medium emissions scenario, provides five levels of susceptibility for average, wetter and drier climate conditions for the time-period envelopes of 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050 and 2080 at the 1:50 000 area polygons scale.

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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 (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

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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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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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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