Mash-ups reuse, repurpose and combine existing data, art or content to create something new, or add value in some way.
We encourage users to mash-up OpenGeoscience material with their own data in new and innovative ways by adding new functionality or interfaces.
We can draw inspiration and know-how from mash-ups from the developer community to help us develop robust new products for the benefit of society. Contact us if you create something new and innovative that could benefit others: using BGS data
Gallery below of mash-ups using geological map data at different scales and applications such as: ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Server, ArcWatch, Google Maps, KML, MapInfo and Ordnance Survey OpenSpace.
Geology resources: beneath your feet
Beneath Your Feet is a service to make it easier to access the high-resolution geological maps published by BGS. This service provides an easy means of accessing maps for a particular location without needing to know the map number or title through location-based search or interactive map.
This is a 4½ year long project being run by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust and funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. They are recording, cataloguing and untangling the history of stone use in heritage buildings across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. From cottages to castles and from bridges to barns the stone built heritage of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire region has, through the ages, represented an important link between the largely hidden world beneath our feet and our everyday lives. Includes BGS geology WMS services.
HoleBASE SI Professional
Keynetix launched their latest build of HoleBASE SI Professional at Geotechnica 2013 and this release includes technology to enable geotechnical engineers to instantly preview their site investigation data alongside BGS data and aerial photography coverage.
Geopark Way Newent app for iOS and Android by BrooksDesigns
The app guides your walk along the Newent to Huntley section of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark Way - a 109 mile walk running between Bridgnorth in Shropshire England to Gloucester Cathedral. The trail is divided into 17 sections and there will be an app for each section. Includes BGS geology WMS services.
Awila Android app by Augmented Technologies Ltd
Awila is a new way to visualise location based information on the move, utilising Augmented Reality. BGS geology maps, along with data from other sources, are painted on the ground as you look through your phone's camera.
Combining BGS (and CEH) soil data with climate and growing conditions information to provide a list of fruit, vegetable and other crops which are suitable to grow in your area. The app will show you when to sow, plant out and harvest your crops.
Historic fenlands mashup by Andrew Zolnai
Combining land cover data from H C Darby's publications, geographic data from the Ordnance Survey, geology data from BGS and coastline data from NGDC GSHHS to create a geographic history of land cover and surface geology of East Anglia since Domesday.
OpenStreetMap mashup by Tlatet
BGS data with crowdsourced geographic data — OpenStreetMap.
QuakeWatch iPhone app by LateNightProjects
A reference guide to the latest magnitude 1.0 and larger earthquakes from around the world as provided by seven worldwide sources including the BGS, the US Geological Survey and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Find out when they happened, where they happened, how big they were, and more. All in an easy-to-use interface!
Earthquake Lite app for iPhone/iPad and Android by Mobeezio, Inc.
A free app that delivers live earthquake date to your phone using data from numerous services including the U.S. Geological Survey, GeoNet and the British Geological Survey among others.
EarthObserver iPhone app by Columbia University
Explore your planet as never before with the mobility of EarthObserver. Use your fingertips to travel through terrestrial landscapes and across the ocean floor. Visit frozen icecaps, study geological maps, scout mountains to climb and trips on coastal waters and exploit a rich atlas of other earth and environmental imagery.
Investigate sinkholes that have started appearing around the UK as a result of heavy rainfall. Click and drag the spyglass viewer to see the underlying geology for each sinkhole. Open Data provided by the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, BGS and the Met Office.
UK Quake for Android by Ear to Ear Oak
Maps up to the last 50 days worth of earthquakes in and around the UK, displaying location, magnitude and depth with links to more detailed information at the British Geological Survey.
UK Onshore Geophysical Library
The Library manages the archive and official release of 2D and 3D seismic data recorded over landward areas of the UK. Its interactive map uses BGS geology web services to present background imagery.
Relief mapping in Bucklebury, West Berkshire by Nick Hopton
An example of combining BGS geology data provided via WMS with Ordnance Survey OpenData (© Crown copyright and database right 2011) using QGIS.
Using BGS data in ArcGIS Explorer by ESRI
"The BGS site is a good example of publishing the same content in a variety of different ways, for public users via a Web app, KML, and also the building block data so it can be used and combined with other data for further GIS use." ArcGIS Explorer Blog.
OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world. Its aim is to create dynamic digital geological map data for the world.
BGS data is also available via the OneGeology-Europe partner project.
UK Soil Observatory
The UK Soil Observatory (UKSO) provides a gateway to discover, view and download large-scale soils property datasets from across NERC research centres.
It aims to bring together resources to improve our understanding of soils and to help answer key, policy led questions.
BGS desktop GIS examples
Ready-made project and layer files for loading our street level 1:50 000 scale geology WMS web service into ArcGIS, MapInfo and Google Earth software. Combine it with other data at the click of a button.
ESRI ArcWatch — Investigating the UK's geology using GIS
Including a new lesson in the ArcLessons library Geologic Investigation of the UK with GIS which discusses how to use the resources made available in OpenGeoscience.