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

Mapping
The BGS collection of mine plans.
British Geological Survey
The dataset comprises plans of various types relating to mining activity, including abandonment plans, gathered since the 1800s. Most were collected as part of the BGS mapping programme...
 
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Environment
Estimated Ambient Background Soil Chemistry Scotland
British Geological Survey
The BGS Estimated Ambient Background Soil Chemistry Scotland digital soil chemistry data indicates the estimated geometric mean topsoil concentrations (mg kg-1) of Arsenic (As), Cadmium...
 
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Environment
BGS GeoIndex - Boreholes data theme (OGC WxS INSPIRE)
British Geological Survey
Data from the British Geological Survey's GeoIndex Boreholes theme are made available for viewing here. GeoIndex is a website that allows users to search for information about BGS data...
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Mapping
Map based index (GeoIndex) landsat imagery
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) shows satellite data at different resolutions depending on the current map scale. At small scales, it is shown in generalised form with each...
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Environment
Acidity of stream water
British Geological Survey
Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) coverage for acidity of stream water. The G-BASE programme involves systematic sampling and the determination of chemical elements...
 
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Environment
Applied Geology Maps and Sections
British Geological Survey
This dataset contains the .tif (Tag Image File Format) scans of all the applied geology maps (otherwise known as thematic or environmental) and sections produced as part of "Geological...
 
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Environment
BGS-HPA (Health Protection Agency) UK OneGeology Radon Potential Dataset
British Geological Survey
OneGeology is an international collaborative project in the field of geology supported by 113 countries, UNESCO and major global geoscience bodies. It aims to enable online access to...
 
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Environment
Coal Authority Borehole Log Data.
British Geological Survey
This dataset is an archive of original data for the geophysical logging of boreholes drilled by the National Coal Board (NCB) and its successor, British Coal Corporation (BCC). Data...
 
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Environment
Geophysical Surveys In Africa
British Geological Survey
Data from geophysical surveys in many African countries carried out by the British Geological Survey for different agencies. The surveys range from regional gravity and airborne magnetic...
 
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Environment
Map based index (GeoIndex) 1:50000 Series Geological Maps
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) shows the availability of 1:50000 series geological maps. For England and Wales (and Northern Ireland), map sheets normally cover an area 30...
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Environment
10k sheet data files
British Geological Survey
An important paper archive of a wide variety of miscellaneous geological information organised on the basis of its location within 1:10 000 scale geological map sheet areas in Great...
 
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Environment
Deep Seismic Survey Data.
British Geological Survey
This data set contains the following original data for the deep seismic reflection surveys conducted by the BGS in various parts of the UK. The data consists of observers' logs,...
 
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