British Geological Survey

GBR BGS 1:625k Bedrock Geology

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Web Service, OGC Web Feature Service 1.1.0
GeoSciML, BGS, OneGeology, geology, map, United Kingdom, bedrock, chronostratigraphy, lithology, lithostratigraphy, MD_LANG@ENG, MD_DATE@2012-07-12, continent@Europe, subcontinent@Northern Europe, geographicarea@United Kingdom, dataprovider@British Geological Survey, serviceprovider@British Geological Survey, DS_TOPIC@geoscientificinformation, DS_DATE@2008-04-10
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The 1:625k DiGMap data is made available for all uses - including commercial use, however the British Geological Survey (BGS) at all times retains the copyright in this material and you are not permitted, without an appropriate licence, to set up a service selling on this material. Your own use of any information provided by the British Geological Survey (BGS) is at your own risk. Neither BGS nor the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives any warranty, condition or representation as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information or its suitability for any use or purpose. All implied conditions relating to the quality or suitability of the information, and all liabilities arising from the supply of the information (including any liability arising in negligence) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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Data provider

British Geological Survey (unverified)

Contact information:

Keith Westhead

British Geological Survey

British Geological Survey, Murchison House, EH9 3LA Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Phone: +44 (0)131 667 1000

Service metadata
No INSPIRE Extended Capabilities (including service metadata) given. See INSPIRE Technical Guidance - View Services for more information.

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The 1:625k DiGMap data covering the whole of the United Kingdom is available in this OGC WFS service for all uses - including commercial use subject to the conditions in the Access Constraints section. It is being served as a contribution to the OneGeology initiative( The data is returned in GeoSciML v3 format using IUGS-CGI dictionary values in most cases where applicable. For information about more of the British Geological Survey's maps that are available digitally please visit

Available map layers (1)

MappedFeature (gsml:MappedFeature)

A MappedFeature is part of a geological interpretation. It provides a link between a notional feature (description package) and one spatial representation of it, or part of it. (Exposures, Surface Traces and Intercepts, etc) * the specific bounded occurrence, such as an outcrop or map polygon * the Mapped Feature carries a geometry or shape - the association with a Geologic Feature (legend item) provides specification of all the other descriptors - the association with a Sampling Feature provides the context and dimensionality A Mapped Feature is always associated with some sampling feature - e.g. a mapping surface, a section, a Borehole (see BoreHolesAndObservation) etc. As noted on the diagram, if the associated sampling feature is a Borehole, then the shape associated with the MappedFeature will usually be either a point or an interval. This reconciles the 2-D ("map", section) and 1-D (borehole, traverse) viewpoints in a common abstraction.

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