BGS Technologies

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. These software have been made available for anyone to use.

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System for Integrated Geoscience MApping (SIGMA)

BGS·SIGMA is an integrated toolkit for digital geological mapping, which enables the assembly, capture, interrogation and visualisation of geological information.

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Groundhog desktop software

Groundhog Desktop

Groundhog Desktop is an integrated tool for geological interpretation and modelling work

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AquiMod simulates groundwater level time-series at a point by linking simple algorithms of soil drainage, unsaturated zone flow and groundwater flow.

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CLiDE software

CLiDE environmental modelling platform

The CAESAR-Lisflood-DESC (CLiDE) platform, is a quasi-three-dimensional geomorphological simulator that couples cellular automata modelling from various backgrounds.

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BGS GISGroundwater is an add-in to ArcGIS that models the depth to groundwater beneath the land surface.

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Lithoframe Viewer

LithoFrame Viewer

Many of our geological models can be viewed and interrogated using the LithoFrame Viewer application.

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Get in touch

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

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Applications, software and online services created by BGS and our collaborators.

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