The datasets used to produce the aquifer maps, the shale and clay occurrence maps and the separation maps are available to download for your own use. As with other BGS data sets available for download, this will enable you to work offline to develop your own systems and methodologies using BGS data.

The data used to produce the aquifer, shale and clay maps are available below as ESRI GIS and KML files.

Please read the sections on methods and the background information on aquifers and shales when using and interpreting the data.

Terms of use

The dataset is delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials Copyright NERC [insert year when BGS material is being used]".





Please contact BGS Enquiries for more information.