Access our data via open, standards-based services. Highlights include:
These services can be used in mashup type applications within GIS and Geobrowser software. Many examples of Open Source software exist. Other options include Google Earth, ESRI® software such as the free ArcGIS Explorer data viewer, MapInfo® software and Intergraph software such as the free GeoMedia Viewer. Please note the terms and conditions of use for such software. We hope these services stimulate innovative uses of our data and promote interoperability. Many of these services contribute to BGS complying with the EU INSPIRE directive.
All the data services 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]".
Include an interactive geology or earthquakes map of the UK in your own website
A standards-based interface to discover, browse, and query metadata about BGS datasets and data services. Contributes to EU INSPIRE.
Linked data allows powerful and easy re-use of data by interconnecting data, putting it in to context and enabling comparisons.
Get our news releases and the latest updates to our website as soon as they are posted without having to check it yourself for changes.
Standardised terms that cover a wide range of geoscience specialisms. The BGS vocabulary web service has been implemented as a RESTful web service. It provides programmatic access to our dictionaries and their terms.