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 simple 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.
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...
Free search of over a million borehole records.
The BGS Borehole record viewer offers direct, online access to the National Geoscience Data Centre collection of onshore scanned boreholes, shafts and well records.
Map viewer providing online access to historical earthquake locations by date.
Map viewer providing online access to a timeline of monthly groundwater levels across the UK from 1970 to present.
The UK Hydrogeology viewer indicates aquifer potential in generalised terms to show high, moderate and low productivity aquifers, plus rocks with essentially no groundwater. The map's 1:625 000 scale data may be used as a guide to the aquifers at a regional or national level, but should not be relied on for local information.
The London Earth soil geochemistry viewer displays interactive geochemical maps for a selection of environmentally sensitive elements in Greater London.
This application allows you to drill virtual boreholes or draw virtual cross-sections through a geological model in three selected areas of the UK; reflecting a range of geological settings.