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

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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Environment
Groundwater Vulnerability (Scotland)
British Geological Survey
The dataset describes the relative vulnerability of groundwater to contamination across Scotland, by means of five relative classes ranging from 1 (lowest vulnerability) to 5 (highest...
 
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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
Opencast Coal Site Maps
British Geological Survey
Primary Geological Data resulting from Open Cast Coal exploration in British coalfield areas. Maps showing the site outlines of opencast coal prospecting sites annotated with site...
 
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Environment
Mineral Resource Map of Wales
British Geological Survey
The British Geological Survey (BGS) was awarded a grant from the Welsh Assembly Government Aggregates Levy Fund in 2009 to provide a comprehensive, relevant and accessible information...
 
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Environment
Aquifer Designation Dataset for England and Wales
British Geological Survey
Joint BGS/Environment Agency dataset of aquifer designations for England and Wales at 1:50 000. The dataset identifies different types of aquifer - underground layers of water-bearing...
 
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Environment
1:1.5M scale 'Geology Through Climate Change' Poster Map Covering UK Mainland, Northern Ireland and Eire.
British Geological Survey
1:1.5M scale 'Geology Through Climate Change' poster map covering UK mainland, Northern Ireland and Eire. This poster map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland in a new way, grouped and...
 
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Mapping
Collections Of Aerial Photographs.
British Geological Survey
Collections of Aerial Photographs purchased or obtained by BGS and its precursors as part of its surveying activities. Data covers mainly Great Britain or areas where BGS has worked...
 
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Environment
World Seismicity Database
British Geological Survey
This dataset contains parametric data (epicentre, magnitude, depth, etc) for over one million earthquakes worldwide. The dataset has been compiled gradually over a period of thirty years...
 
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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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Environment
The BGS Collection Of Geologist's Field Notebooks, Section Books and Field Record Cards.
British Geological Survey
Manuscript notebooks, section books and field record cards containing detailed information gathered by the Survey geologists (or other recognised geologists) from various sources as part...
 
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Environment
Index To The BGS Collection Of Large Scale Mine Plans & Land Survey Plans.
British Geological Survey
Index to the BGS collection of large scale or large format plans of all types including those relating to mining activity, including abandonment plans and site investigations. The Plans...
 
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