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A guide to our product information

The listings of data products we provide are intended to provide a comprehensive reference of all data products in a collection and their essential features, plus links to Terms of Use and support documentation. The lists contain the following fields;

  • Name - the official name of the data product.
  • Scale - the scale(s) at which the data product is produced.
  • Current version The publication date of the version of the data product which is available in Data Download. NOTE: the version available in Roam can be an earlier version - check the Map Information menu in Roam.
  • Formats - the formats available in Data Download. NOTE: for some data products Digimap provides the data in additional formats to those given to us by the data providers.
  • Data allowance - the quantity of a data product available in one download requst from Data Download.
  • Grid size - some data products are provided in tiles of uniform size that correspond with British National Grid squares. Users will receive the data tiles that intersect with the grid squarea covering the area they define in Data Download. The information in this field gives the tile size. For other data products, users will be provided with the area they define or a set boundary area.
  • Terms of Use - a link to the relevant terms of use for a product.
  • Guidance - where available, we provide links to support documentation from our data providers. NOTE: when users download data, the docs folder will contain (where available) the most recent version of support documentation from data providers.

Onshore Geology

Name Scale Current version Formats Data allowance Grid size Terms of Use Guidance
1:10000 Geology 1:10000 2013 SHAPE 50 tiles 5x5 km Geology Digimap Licence BGS product page
1:25000 Geology 1:25000 2012 SHAPE 30 tiles 10x10 km Geology Digimap Licence BGS info.
1:50000 Geology 1:50000 2016 SHAPE; MIFMID; TAB 30 tiles 23x23 km Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
Soil-parent material 1:50000 2011 SHAPE 30 tiles 23x23 km Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
Superficial Thickness Advanced 1:50000 2010 Arcinfo unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
Superficial Thickness Basic 1:50000 2010 Arcinfo unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
1:250000 Geology 1:250000 2008 SHAPE; MIFMID unlimited 100x100 km Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
1:625000 Geology 1:625000 2010 SHAPE; MIFMID; GeoPackage unlimited Boundary area BGS OpenGeoscience Licence BGS Product page

Offshore Geology

Name Scale Current version Formats Data allowance Grid size Terms of Use Guidance
1:250000 Offshore Bedrock 1:250000 2013 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
1:250000 Offshore Hard Substrate 1:250000 2011 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS info.
1:250000 Offshore Sea-bed sediment Types 1:250000 2011 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page

Rock information

Name Scale Current version Formats Data allowance Grid size Terms of Use Guidance
Lexicon of named rock units 1:50000 2011 XLS unlimited n/a Geology Digimap Licence BGS Info.
Onshore borehole index 1:50000 2020 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Info.

Groundwater

Name Scale Current version Formats Data allowance Grid size Terms of Use Guidance
Geological Indicators of Flooding 1:50000 2010 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
Permeability Indices 1:50000 2010 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page
1:625000 Hydrogeology 1:625000 August 2010 SHAPE unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence BGS Product page

Archived datasets

Name Scale Current version Formats Data allowance Grid size Terms of Use Guidance
1:250000 Offshore Geology (superseded) 1:250000 2007 SHAPE; MIFMID unlimited Boundary area Geology Digimap Licence not available