Data search

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

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Datasets

Hydrogeology 625k map
Hydrogeology 625K

The hydrogeological map indicates aquifer potential in generalised terms using a threefold division of geological formations.

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BGS Geology

The Digital Geological Map of Great Britain (DiGMapGB) project has made digital geological map data available for much of Great Britain. It ranges from national (small-scale) to detailed (large-scale) resolutions with the availability of the five geological themes.

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Geosure sample
BGS GeoSure

The BGS GeoSure datasets identify areas of potential hazard and, therefore, potential natural ground movement, in Great Britain.

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SOBI Sample
Borehole Index

The Single Onshore Boreholes Index has over one million records of boreholes, shafts and wells from all forms of drilling and site investigation work.

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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 that helps you explore the geology around where you live.

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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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Photomicrograph gallery of species of Reduviasporonites Wilson, 1962 a joint initiative with Geoscience Australia

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

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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

The card catalogue records items added to the BGS Library service from 1970 to the mid 1980s, when the computerised catalogue ENVIROLIB began

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Technologies

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 in BGS and wider research communities.

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GeoIndex layers
GeoIndex WMS services

GeoIndex datasets are made available as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Services (WMS). View in compatible software or in portal-style websites that use a map-based interface to connect to WMS services.

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BGS iGeology app in action
Mobile apps

Bespoke mobile apps, such as iGeology and mySoil that allow you to view BGS datasets on a map where ever you are.

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