BGS Geology 10k | DiGMapGB-10

BGS Geology 10k sample

BGS Geology 10k coverage

Scale 1:10 000
Coverage Partial Great Britain coverage
Format GIS line and polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)

£1.50 per km2. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

Uses Site-level use

Detailed digital geological map data based on BGS's National Grid and County series 1:10 000 and 1:10 560 scale (six-inch to one-mile) maps with updated nomenclature.

Many BGS geology maps are now available digitally. The Digital Geological Map of Great Britain project (DiGMapGB) has prepared 1:625 000, 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 scale datasets for England, Wales and Scotland. Work continues to upgrade these and to extend the coverage of the most-detailed 1:10 000 scale dataset.

Many existing 'paper-only' maps have been digitised, and the nomenclature, particularly of older maps, updated to current usage.

The geological areas (or polygons) are labelled or attributed with a name (based on their lithostratographical, chronostratographical or lithodemic nomenclature) and their composition (rock type or lithology). This information is arranged in up to four themes as available: bedrock geology; superficial deposits; mass movement; and artificial ground. Faults and other linear features are available in a separate theme.

Geology maps are the foundation for many other types of earth science related maps and are of potential use to a wide range of customers.


Contact Digital Data for more information.

Hutton field: well correlation diagram.