Patchwork GeoIndex

Search BGS datasets using GeoIndex; a map–based index of a wealth of information that we have collected or have obtained from other sources.

  1. navigate to your area of interest
  2. view and query datasets
  3. produce PDF reports
  4. clip and download data for your area
  5. enquire about data you have discovered

Further instructions in the application help.

GeoIndex datasets are also available via web map services (WMS).

While we recommend that professional users access the GeoIndex, BGS also maintains a lightweight Geology of Britain viewer which is aimed at the general public.

Onshore GeoIndex

GeoIndex Interface
Mobile onshore

The onshore GeoIndex has been designed to operate on both desktop and mobile devices

Offshore GeoIndex

GeoIndex Interface

Offshore GeoIndex map help


Also available

  • GeoReports
    Bespoke reports aimed at users carrying out site investigations who need to know what geoscience information might already exist for their site
  • GeoRecords
    Borehole records online browsing and ordering system intended for use by Commercial Customers requesting borehole records. Academics should refer to the Geology of Britain viewer.