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Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App




Web services

Aquifers & shales

GB geology with Minecraft

BGS has reproduced the geology of mainland Great Britain and surrounding islands within the world of Minecraft.

Read more about GB geology with Minecraft.

Rift volcanism

BGS Volcanology funded by NERC to investigate volcanic threat in Ethiopia.

Read more about Rift volcanism.

Regional geology

Accounts of the regional geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Download the accounts.

Web services

BGS are making more of its information accessible through web services to encourage developers to use and innovate it within their own systems. See how others have mashed-up BGS data. What could you create?

Aquifers and shales

The BGS, in partnership with the Environment Agency have published new maps showing separation of aquifers and shales.

Browse the maps and download the data.


Download myVolcano for free.