Simple map viewers are made available for a range of BGS spatial datasets. Pan and zoom to your required location, click on the map and find out more about geosciences in your area of interest.
Open the viewers individually or all together in the Map viewers portfolio.
The viewers listed here are delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]".
This resource provides high resolution viewing images of small and medium scale maps that have previously been available in paper form through the BGS shop.
The Geology of Britain viewer helps you explore the geology around where you live.
Pan and zoom to where you live, click on an area of interest and reveal the rocks beneath your feet.
The Geology of Britain viewer now includes:
A map-based index to offshore datasets that we have collected or have obtained from other sources. Boreholes, seabed samples, geology, geophysics, hydrocarbon wells...
A map-based index to onshore datasets that we have collected or have obtained from other sources. Boreholes, collections, earthquakes, geochemistry, geology, geophysics...
Map viewer providing online access to a timeline of monthly groundwater levels across the UK from 1970 to present.
The London Earth soil geochemistry viewer displays interactive geochemical maps for a selection of environmentally sensitive elements in Greater London.
Visualising domains represented by consistent geomorphological features
The BGS Rock Stress viewer generates rose diagrams for user selected boreholes.