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

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Datasets

GeoScour open dataset
BGS GeoScour Open

The BGS GeoScour Open datasets provide a generalised overview of the natural characteristics and properties of catchment and riverine environments for the assessment of river scour in Great Britain.

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Depth to groundwater
BGS GeoScour Premium

The BGS GeoScour datasets provide a generalised overview of the natural characteristics and properties of catchment and riverine environments for the assessment of river scour in Great Britain.

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GeoCoast Premium

GeoCoast is an integrated GIS package of datasets designed to inform and support coastal management and adaptation.

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Varying glacial deposits at Happisburgh, Norfolk
GeoCoast Open

GeoCoast Open provides a range of historic images and diagrams extracted from our archives, memoirs and other publications, which can provide a reference for coastal change.

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Map Viewers

BGS Geology Viewer available via browser available devices
BGS Geology Viewer

The BGS Geology Viewer has been designed to provide geology enthusiasts and the general public with bedrock and superficial geology maps of Great Britain.

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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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UKSO viewer
UK Soil Observatory

The UK Soil Observatory is a collaboration of institutions providing and delivering information about the diverse soil types of the UK.

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Information Hub

Minerals online sample Specimen Card for the pegmatite deposits of Virginia, USA.
BGS Mineral Index card catalogue

The BGS Mineral Index is card catalogue of mineral intelligence references covering the years 1917–1980.

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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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Technologies

AquiMod download form

Download Aquimod 2

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AquiMod 2 download form

Download Aquimod 2

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Application programming interfaces (APIs)

A standard software interface offering data access or data processing services between computers or computer programs.

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Coordinate converter

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

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