04 February 2010

British Geological Survey (BGS) Bedrock Maps

British Geological Survey (BGS) Bedrock Maps

04/02/2009 17.20 update: Apologies if your getting this message
"The bandwidth or page view limit for this site has been exceeded and the page cannot be viewed at this time. Once the site is below the limit, it will once again begin serving as normal. "
This has been more popular than expected @mapperz will find a backup host asap.
04/02/200918.10 FIXED!!! see below for Alternative site.

BGS Bedrock Maps - EnglandBGS Bedrock Maps - Northern Ireland

Attributes of the bedrock can be obtained my click on the coloured polygons

The data has been available from the British Geological Survey (BGS) Website in KMZ (Google Earth) Format, but in this case there is no need to download as have overlayed the kmz files on Google Maps.

*Some users will find the maps slow to load, google does cache kml/kmz files.

For DiGMapGB and related purposes all these rocks are placed in a separate Bedrock theme of information. Wherever possible, they are referred to by their current name; for stratified units this will usually be of lithostratigraphic type. More information on units is available in the BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units.

Links to the Maps:

http://mapperz.googlepages.com/Northern_Ireland_bgskmz.html (fastest to load)

(slowest to load)


Alternative Site:
http://mapperz.110mb.com/GMAP/Northern_Ireland_bgskmz.html (Smallest)
http://mapperz.110mb.com/GMAP/Scotland_bgskmz.html (Largest)

These DiGMapGB-625 data can be used free of charge for personal, teaching, academic and non-commercial purposes. DiGMapGB data are available in many scales and formats, and for commercial use purposes are supplied under licence on request.

BGS encourages the use of its data for commercial purposes. You may download these DiGMapGB-625 data free of charge to innovate, for mashups, or to develop commercial applications. However, the data remain the property of BGS (NERC). Before launching any commercial services using these data you must therefore either

* arrange a licence permit (contact ipr@bgs.ac.uk), or
* contact using BGSdata@bgs.ac.uk to discuss a collaborative commercial agreement.

Prefer to use Google Earth?
Follow the link below to save the KML files to your PC or choose to open it with Google Earth. Bedrock data is currently made available.

Note on the data:
Bedrock geology (formerly known as 'solid' geology by BGS) is a term used for the main mass of rocks forming the Earth and present everywhere, whether exposed at the surface in outcrops or concealed beneath superficial deposits or water. The bedrock has formed over vast lengths of geological time ranging from ancient and highly altered rocks of the Proterozoic, some 2500 million years ago, or older, up to the relatively young Pliocene, 1.8 million years ago.


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At Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:40:00 pm, Blogger Jason said...

Brilliant. We need 1:50,000 (or even 1:10,000 maps) and could use some pointers about how to go about acquiring exactly what you have provided here but at those scales?


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