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
Digital images of petrology rock thin sections
British Geological Survey
Digital images of petrology rock thin sections from samples that are referenced in the BGS Petrological Collection Database (Britrocks). Two reference images are being captured for each...
 
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Soil Chemistry England and Wales (version 3)
British Geological Survey
This dataset has now been superseded, please see the Estimated Ambient Background Soil Chemistry England and Wales dataset. This dataset indicates the estimated topsoil Arsenic(As),...
 
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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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Environment
BGS Soil Data as featured in the NERC Soil Portal (OGC WxS INSPIRE)
British Geological Survey
BGS soil data layers as featured in the NERC Soil Portal are made available in this WMS. The NERC Soil Portal provides a gateway to discover, view and download large-scale soils property...
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Environment
Plans of abandoned mines (coal & oil shale) for Scotland held on microfilm
British Geological Survey
The collection includes colour microfilm aperture card copies of 7,170 plans of mine workings for coal and oil shale dating from 1872 onwards deposited on abandonment of a mine in...
 
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Environment
Digital Geological Map Data of Northern Ireland - 250k (DiGMapNI-250) Version 1
British Geological Survey
The data shows superficial polygons, bedrock polygons and fault linear geological information, sourced from published Geological Survey of Northern Ireland 1:250 000 scale maps -...
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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
Public Health England (PHE) - British Geological Survey (BGS) Joint Radon Dataset for England and Wales
British Geological Survey
The joint PHE-BGS digital radon potential dataset provides the current definitive map of radon Affected Areas in England and Wales. It will also allow an estimate to be made of the...
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Mapping
Scanned images of BGS large scale geological maps
British Geological Survey
Scanned images of Geological map 'Standards', manuscript and published maps produced by the Survey on County Series (1:10560) and National Grid (1:10560 & 1:10000) Ordnance Survey...
 
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Environment
Public Health England (PHE) - British Geological Survey (BGS) Joint Radon Potential Dataset for Great Britain
British Geological Survey
The joint PHE-BGS digital Radon Potential Dataset for Great Britain provides the current definitive map of radon Affected Areas in Great Britain. It will also allow an estimate to be made...
 
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Environment
Geophysical Borehole Log Index
British Geological Survey
The Geophysical Borehole Log index provides details of hardcopy geophysical logs known to BGS. The index provides the storage location of the logs and details of the format they are...
 
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Health
Oracle Data Dictionaries
British Geological Survey
All data dictionaries held in Oracle. They include both administrative (e.g. codes for companies), scientific (e.g. codes for deformation episodes) and geographic (e.g. codes for...
 
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