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
BGS Photograph Collection
British Geological Survey
The official BGS photographic archive contains an estimated 300,000 photographs. The archive has been built up systematically since its founding in 1891 and is becoming a very popular...
 
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Environment
Engineering Properties:Bulking
British Geological Survey
This dataset is a characterisation of the soil and rocks and the potential bulking factor (likely excavated volume increases) at Formation (local to regional) level for Great Britain. The...
 
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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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BGS GeoIndex - Hazards data theme (OGC WxS INSPIRE)
British Geological Survey
Data from the British Geological Survey's GeoIndex Hazards 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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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
Map based index (GeoIndex) magnetic anomalies
British Geological Survey
This low-resolution image has been produced from BGS airborne and marine magnetic data. The colour was generated using the BGS COLMAP software package. Colour levels are defined by...
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Mapping
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - Aerial Photographs
British Geological Survey
A collection of aerial photographs providing national coverage supplied to BGS by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). The aerial photos bought...
 
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Environment
The BGS Lexicon Of Named Rock Units.
British Geological Survey
The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units holds definitive and readily accessible information about all allostratigraphical, lithostratigraphical and lithodemic units of member (or equivalent)...
 
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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
The BGS Collection Of Geologist's Field Notebooks, Section Books and Field Record Cards.
British Geological Survey
Manuscript notebooks, section books and field record cards containing detailed information gathered by the Survey geologists (or other recognised geologists) from various sources as part...
 
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Environment
BGS Bedrock and Superficial geology (OGC WxS)
British Geological Survey
This service is the BGS contribution to the OneGeology project, providing UK onshore geological data at 1:625 000 scale and UK continental shelf seabed sediment data at 1:1 million scale....
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Environment
Geological archives
British Geological Survey
Collection of reports, notebooks interpretations, plans and other data for Great Britain received from external organisations that are not part of other collections. Covers a wide variety...
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