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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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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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...
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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
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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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
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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Environment
Groundwater Flooding Susceptibility
British Geological Survey
The groundwater flooding susceptibility data shows the degree to which areas of England, Scotland and Wales are susceptible to groundwater flooding on the basis of geological and...
 
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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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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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Environment
Map based index (GeoIndex) water wells with water level measurements
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) shows sites where regularly monitored rest water level data are available, usually covering a long time period. The data shows seasonal...
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Towns & Cities
Dines Metalliferous Mineral File.
British Geological Survey
Detailed mining information for mining in Devon and Cornwall gathered by George Dines (former BGS Geologist) for a period around 1921. Maps, plans and accompanying notes and documents...
 
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