OpenGeoscience

BGS Data

BGS has a wide range of datasets and wants to increase access to these by publishing as many as possible under OpenGeoscience. OpenGeoscience is a free service where you can view maps, download data, scans, photos and other information. The services available under OpenGeoscience are listed below, and include:

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UKSO viewer

Map viewers

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

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Mobile apps

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

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BGS photo collections

Photographs and images

Open access to a number of our photo collections, including petrological thin sections.

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BGS Maps Portal

Scanned records

Open access to a number of our digital scan collections, including borehole log scans and published maps.

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Software

As part of its ongoing research, BGS have developed a number of software tools to advance their understanding of scientific systems and help them model geological and hydrogeological processes.

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OGC Catalogue service for the web

Web services

More of our information is accessible through web services and linked data to encourage developers to use and innovate it within their own systems

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Quarter-inch geological map of England and Wales

Data collections

Scans, photos and publications that are stored and managed by the BGS

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publications

Publications

Free-to-view publications produced by the BGS and other bodies whose responsibility was later taken over by the survey.

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Energy

Map data downloads

A number of our datasets are available for you to download onto your system for your own use.

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Terms of use

To encourage the use and re-use of this data we have wherever possible made the data within OpenGeoscience available under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: “Contains British Geological Survey materials ©UKRI [year]“.

The terms of use for every product under OpenGeoscience are displayed clearly at the top of every page.

Get in touch

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

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