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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Mapping
Map based index (GeoIndex) county maps 6inch
British Geological Survey
The index shows the availability of county series geological maps, 1:10560 scale. The maps themselves were produced on OS County Series sheets between approximately 1860 and 1960. The...
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Plans of abandoned mines (other than coal) Cumbria
British Geological Survey
The collection comprises photographic half plate black & white negative and 35mm colour transparency copies of plans of mine workings for haematite, gypsum, limestone, baryte and...
 
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BGS Detailed Bedrock and Superficial geology (OGC WxS INSPIRE)
British Geological Survey
Note: This dataset is designed for the 1:50000 scale but can be viewed in this WMS between 1:100000 and 1:25000 (Only). The 1:50 000 DiGMapGB data covering the whole of the United Kingdom...
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GeoSure Insurance Data
British Geological Survey
The GeoSure data sets and reports from the British Geological Survey provide information about potential ground movement or subsidence in a helpful and user-friendly format. The reports...
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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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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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Interpreted Seismic And Well Data.
British Geological Survey
This dataset represents a project-based collection of seismic interpretations of 2D and 3D commercial seismic reflection data. These data are integrated in a relational database in ORACLE...
 
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Scottish water well records
British Geological Survey
The collection consists of records for c.5000 wells and springs in Scotland mostly lodged by drillers in compliance with the Water Act. These include data on well construction, water...
 
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Aquifer Properties, Database Of Physical Properties Of Aquifers In England And Wales.
British Geological Survey
Data on the physical properties (transmissivity, storage coefficient, porosity and permeability) of aquifers in England and Wales. Compiled by BGS staff from paper records of field and...
 
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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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Environment
Infiltration SuDS Map (Sustainable Drainage Systems)
British Geological Survey
This national dataset brings together sixteen national datasets to create a GIS product that provides the information necessary to determine the extent to which the ground is suitable for...
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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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