The 1:625 000-scale geological maps provide UK onshore geological data (BGS Geology 625K) and UK continental shelf seabed sediment data at 1:1 million scale.
Layers for onshore bedrock age, lithology and lithostratigraphy, superficial lithology and lithostratigraphy, and UK continental shelf seabed sediments are included in the service.
This service is included in the OneGeology project’s data portal and is also made available as a free download.
Enter this address into your WMS client: https://ogc.bgs.ac.uk/cgi-bin/BGS_Bedrock_and_Superficial_Geology/ows?
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This data is delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: ‘Contains British Geological Survey materials © UKRI [year]’. Contact us if you create something new and innovative that could benefit others.
The BGS provides no warranty as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of this free map data or the medium on which it is supplied. This includes any warranty as to the continued provision of material or that the material taken from this site is compatible with your computer system and/or any other data with which the material is to be used.
Please be aware that the BGS may make changes to this service. This will include, but is not limited to, the level of attribution seen for each type of geology, and changes to zoom thresholds.
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