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
Falkland Islands Mapping
British Geological Survey
The dataset comprises maps and aerial photographs of the Falkland Islands. The maps are printers films and final paper printed originals of Falkland Islands OS maps, compiled for the...
 
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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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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
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
Copy Borehole Logs.
British Geological Survey
This document data set contains paper copies of selected geophysical borehole logs made from the master data set held by the BGS National Geological Records Centre (NGRC) at Keyworth....
 
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Map based index (GeoIndex) onshore borehole records
British Geological Survey
This layer of the Map based index (GeoIndex) shows the location of records of boreholes, shafts and wells from all forms of drilling and site investigation work. Some 850,000 records...
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Environment
Groundwater Level Archive
British Geological Survey
Database of water levels in selected observation boreholes: weekly and monthly measurements.Dataset represents only 5% of current monitoring networks run by UK measuring agencies....
 
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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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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...
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Environment
Hydrogeological Maps Of The UK
British Geological Survey
Hydrogeological maps of the UK at various scales. Hydrogeological maps of the UK provide information on major aquifers, including geological and lithological information, surface drainage...
 
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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
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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