British Geological Survey (BGS)

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Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

The BGS provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/home.html

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Popular Datasets

Business & Economy
World Mineral Statistics Dataset.
British Geological Survey
The British Geological Survey has one of the largest databases in the world on the production and trade of minerals. The dataset contains annual production statistics by mass for more...
 
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Mapping
Map based index (GeoIndex) 1:10000 Series Geological Maps
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) shows the location of available 1:10000 or 1:10560 series geological maps. Since the 1960s the standard large scale map for recording...
WMS
 
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Environment
Borehole Geology Database.
British Geological Survey
The Borehole Geology database holds downhole lithological / lithostratigraphical data (with unit-bound lithological properties where appropriate) for boreholes identified within the...
 
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Business & Economy
Mines And Quarries Database - BritPits.
British Geological Survey
List of mines and quarries in the UK including information about operational status, products, lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, pit and operator addresses, minerals planning...
 
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Mapping
Historic Maps Collection
British Geological Survey
This dataset comprises 2 collections of maps. The facsmile collection contains all the marginalia information from the original map as well as the map itself, while the georectified...
 
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Environment
Contaminated Land.
British Geological Survey
All data related to contaminated land projects formerly in the Pollution and Waste Management & Extraction Industry Impacts Programme, now part of Chemical and Biological Hazards...
 
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Environment
Aquifer Vulnerability Maps England and Wales
British Geological Survey
Digitised versions of a set of 1:100,000 scale maps of aquifer vulnerability for Engalnd and Wales. The dataset identifies the vulnerability to pollution of major and minor aquifers as...
 
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Mapping
The BGS Collection Of Large Scale Geological Field Maps.
British Geological Survey
Manuscript geological maps produced by the Survey geologists or other recognised geologists on County Series (1:10560) and National Grid (1:10560 & 1:10000) Ordnance Survey base maps...
 
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Mapping
Map based index (GeoIndex) Active Mines and Quarries
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) shows the location and name of active mineral workings in the UK and is derived from the BGS BritPits (British Pits) database. The BritPits...
WMS
 
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Environment
Bedrock Aquifer Productivity (Scotland)
British Geological Survey
The dataset describes the potential of bedrock aquifers across Scotland to sustain various levels of borehole water supply, and the dominant groundwater flow type in each aquifer. There...
 
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Environment
UK Earthquake Seismogram Data.
British Geological Survey
Recordings of earthquakes and other signals (such as quarry blasts, explosions, sonic booms and collapses) made by a network of seismometers and similar sensors across the UK. Recordings...
 
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Environment
Plans of abandoned mines (other than coal & shale) Scotland
British Geological Survey
The collection comprises plans of mine workings for ironstone, fireclay, limestone, baryte and metalliferous minerals for Scotland dating from 1872 onwards deposited on abandonment of a...
 
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