Publications

BGS Information Hub

Read many of the published works of the BGS from 1832 to the present, including memoirs and reports.

Terms of use

The data collections listed here are all delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: “Contains British Geological Survey materials © UKRI [year]“.

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Publications viewer

Access to formal BGS print publications and the recent Research Reports/Open Reports series.

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NERC Open Research Archive (NORA)

Browse the NERC Open Research Archive of BGS open reports.

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BGS iGeology app

OpenGeoscience

OpenGeoscience is a free service where you can view maps, download data, scans, photos and other information.

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Library

Library

We have extensive collections of books, maps, journals and BGS publications. We also hold special collections of British geological photographs and archive material, chiefly the historical archives of the BGS.

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BGS Maps Portal

BGS Maps Portal

High resolution viewing of images of almost all small and medium scale maps produced by BGS since mapping started in 1832.

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Regional geochemical atlas

Regional Geochemical Atlas series

Sampling and analytical methodologies are described in detail and each element is present as a gridded image classified and coloured by percentile classes.

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GeoReports

GeoReports

GeoReports provides cost-effective access to unique sources of published and unpublished geological data, combined with expert advice from BGS scientists who know about your local area.

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Earthwise

Earthwise is the digital publication channel for the British Geological Survey. It also contains collaborative content by a community of users.

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

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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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BGS library cards

Library services: online card catalogue

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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