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

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
Coal Authority Borehole Log Data.
British Geological Survey
This dataset is an archive of original data for the geophysical logging of boreholes drilled by the National Coal Board (NCB) and its successor, British Coal Corporation (BCC). Data...
 
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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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Mapping
Map based index (GeoIndex) landslides
British Geological Survey
Information for this layer of the map based index (GeoIndex) is taken from the BGS National Landslide Database (NLD), which holds over 15000 records of landslides and is the definitive...
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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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Environment
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
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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Environment
BGS soil property data layers (OGC WxS INSPIRE)
British Geological Survey
BGS soil property data layers including parent material, soil texture, group, grain size, thickness and European Soil Bureau description. These data are delivered under the terms of the...
WMS
 
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Environment
Map based index (GeoIndex) gravity anomalies
British Geological Survey
This low-resolution image has been produced from BGS land and marine gravity data. The colour was generated using the BGS COLMAP software package. Colour levels are defined by histogram...
WMS
 
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Environment
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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Environment
Waste disposal site records
British Geological Survey
Records of some 3500 waste sites in England and Wales identified by BGS as part of a survey carried out on behalf of the Department of the Environment in 1973. Information is included on...
 
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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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