Vocabularies —standardised terms covering a range of geoscience topics. Browse our vocabulary dictionaries and their terms.
Download the dictionaries as MS Excel files.
BGS vocabularies as a RESTful web service.
Providing programmatic access to our dictionaries and their terms.
The Lexicon of Named Rock Units database provides BGS definitions of terms that appear on our maps and in our publications.
Linked data allows powerful and easy re-use of data by interconnecting data, putting it in to context and enabling comparisons.
Unified scheme ensuring greater consistency in rock nomenclature