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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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
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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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
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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Environment
Geotechnical Database
British Geological Survey
The Geotechnical Database contains information about site investigation reports, boreholes and samples. It contains geotechnical measurements taken over borehole intervals and on samples....
 
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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
Water well archive
British Geological Survey
100,000 paper records of water wells, including details of lithologies, well construction, water levels and yields and water chemistry. Details lodged by drillers under statute. Includes...
 
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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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Mapping
Satellite imagery of the UK/World (digital)
British Geological Survey
The database contains satellite images of the UK purchased by the BGS or on its behalf by NERC. It includes data from the Lansdat, SPOT, Radarsat and ERS satellites. The images are stored...
 
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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
Marine SeaBed Sediment Map - UK Waters - 250k (DigSBS250)
British Geological Survey
The purpose of this digital dataset is to provide accurate mapping of the distribution of sea-bed sediment types. Sea-bed sediments can only be mapped offshore, where the most recent...
 
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