Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 625k (DiGMapGB-625) 2008

Data identifying landscape areas (shown as polygons) attributed with geological names. The scale of the data is 1:625 000 providing a simplified interpretation of the geology. Onshore coverage is provided for all of England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Data are supplied as four themes: bedrock, superficial deposits, dykes and linear features (faults). Bedrock geology describes the main mass of solid rocks forming the earth's crust. Bedrock is present everywhere, whether exposed at surface in outcrops or concealed beneath superficial deposits or water bodies. Geological names are based on the lithostratigraphic or lithodemic hierarchy of the rocks. The lithostratigraphic scheme arranges rock bodies into units based on rock-type and geological time of formation. Where rock-types do not fit into the lithostratigraphic scheme, for example intrusive, deformed rocks subjected to heat and pressure resulting in new or changed rock types; then their classification is based on their rock-type or lithological composition. This assesses visible features such as texture, structure, mineralogy. Superficial deposits are younger geological deposits formed during the most recent geological time; the Quaternary. These deposits rest on older rocks or deposits referred to as bedrock. The superficial deposits theme defines landscape areas (shown as polygons) attributed with a geological name and their deposit-type or lithological composition. The dykes theme defines small, narrow areas (shown as polygons) of a specific type of bedrock geology; that is igneous rocks which have been intruded into the landscape at a later date than the surrounding bedrock. They are presented as an optional, separate theme in order to provide additional clarity of the bedrock theme. The bedrock and dykes themes are designed to be used together. Linear features data (shown as polylines) represents geological faults at the ground or bedrock surface (beneath superficial deposits). Geological faults occur where a body of bedrock has been fractured and displaced by large scale processes affecting the earth's crust (tectonic forces). The faults theme defines geological faults (shown as polylines) at the ground or bedrock surface (beneath superficial deposits). All four data themes are available in vector format (containing the geometry of each feature linked to a database record describing their attributes) as ESRI shapefiles and are delivered free of charge under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
dataset
:http://data.bgs.ac.uk/id/dataHolding/13480426
English
Geoscientific information
GEMET - INSPIRE themes: BGS Thesaurus of Geosciences:
Geology
Maps
Digital maps
GIS
Data
Free:
NERC_DDC
-8.6500, 49.7700, 1.7800, 60.8600
GBUK [id=139300]UKM
creation: 2008
vector
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: distributor
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: originator
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: custodian

Data Quality

The data shows polygonal and selected linear geological information, sourced from published BGS 1:625 000 scale maps. For further lineage information see Digital Geological Map of Great Britain, information notes, 2013, http://www.bgs.ac.uk/downloads/start.cfm?id=644
Equivalent Scale: 1:625000
INSPIRE Implementing rules laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and harmonisation of Geology
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

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Metadata about metadata

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British Geological Survey
Lawley,Russell S
Environmental Science Centre,Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: +44 115 936 3100
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
2020-07-31
English

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