View maps

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.

Geology of Britain

Geology of Britain

The Geology of Britain viewer helps you explore the geology around where you live.

Includes: Borehole scans, Earthquake Timeline and 3D models

  • Target Audience: general public
  • Works on mobile devices: no
  • WMS of data available: yes

GeoIndex (Onshore)

GeoIndex example

A map-based index to onshore datasets that we have collected or have obtained from other sources. Boreholes, collections, earthquakes, geochemistry, geology, geophysics...

  • Target Audience: geoscience professionals
  • Works on mobile devices: yes
  • WMS of data available: yes

GeoIndex (Offshore)

GeoIndex example

A map-based index to offshore datasets that we have collected or have obtained from other sources. Boreholes, seabed samples, geology, geophysics, hydrocarbon wells.

  • Target Audience: geoscience professionals
  • Works on mobile devices: no
  • WMS of data available: yes

Groundwater levels timeline

Groundwater levels timeline viewer

Map viewer providing online access to a timeline of monthly groundwater levels across the UK from 1970 to present.

  • Target Audience: general public
  • Works on mobile devices: yes
  • WMS of data available: no

UK soil observatory (UKSO)

UK soil observatory

UKSO is a collaboration of institutions providing and delivering information about the diverse soil types of the UK.

  • Target Audience: geoscience professionals
  • Works on mobile devices: yes
  • WMS of data available: yes

Terms of use

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]".