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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Environment
Map based index (GeoIndex) water wells
British Geological Survey
This layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) is a map based index of the National Well Record Archive. This index shows the location of water wells along with basic information such as...
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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 Aggregate Sustainability Fund (MALSF) Geology and Geophysics Survey Data (2003 to 2010)
British Geological Survey
The Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) commissioned a series of Regional Environmental Characterisation (REC) surveys via the Marine Environment Protection Fund (MEPF) to...
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Mapping
The BGS Large Scale Geological Map Collection.
British Geological Survey
Geological map 'Standards', manuscript and published maps of Great Britain produced by the Survey on County Series (1:10560) and National Grid (1:10560 & 1:10000) Ordnance Survey base...
 
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UK Onshore Geophysical Library (UKOGL)
British Geological Survey
The UK Onshore Geophysical Library was established in 1994 in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG). The Library manages...
 
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Environment
UK Geomagnetic Observatory K-Indices.
British Geological Survey
The K-index scale summarises geomagnetic activity at an observatory by assigning a code, an integer in the range 0 to 9 (0 being the least active field and 9 the most active field) to...
 
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Environment
Environmental Radioactivity Database
British Geological Survey
BGS have collected environmental radioactivity data for various purposes over several decades. This is being drawn together to produce a database of baseline gamma radioactivity and...
 
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Environment
London Earth Topsoil Chemical Data
British Geological Survey
The London Earth data is part of a nationwide project to determine the distribution of chemical elements in the surface environment, namely Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment...
 
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Environment
Coal Resources Map of Britain
British Geological Survey
Coal resource maps for the whole of the UK have been produced by the British Geological Survey as a result of joint work with Department of Trade and Industry and the Coal Authority. The...
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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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Map based index (GeoIndex) UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) series 1:250000 Geological Maps
British Geological Survey
This layer of the Map based index (GeoIndex) shows the location of available UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) series 1:250000 geological maps. These maps display Bedrock, Quaternary...
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Environment
The BGS Rock Classification Scheme
British Geological Survey
The BGS Rock Classification Scheme (RCS) is a comprehensive classification scheme for all types of rocks and unconsolidated sediments worldwide. It is intended to be used for...
 
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