Geological maps

Geological maps

Geological maps show the nature, extent and relative stratigraphical age of the different rocks within a district. The small scale maps (1:1 000 000; 1:625 000 etc), provide only summary information on the geology of the whole or part of the UK. More detailed information is shown on the 700 or more 1:50 000 scale maps which cover a district approximately 18 miles by 12 miles.

Larger scale maps at the 1:10 000 scale, covering a small area, are available for much of Britain. Maps at this scale normally provide the greatest level of detail available for most districts. These maps are produced on demand.

Professional users are advised that our most recent mapping is now only updated and available digitally without production of a printed product. Our latest digital mapping is available via the GeoIndex and may differ significantly form the older printed version.

For 1:50 000 and 1:25 000 scale maps our CustomMaps service can be used to create your own printed maps from this data.

For more information on map series, scales and coverage contact the BGS Sales Desk.

Sub-categories

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1:10 000 Geological Maps

1:10 000 Geological Maps.

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1:25 000 Classical Areas Maps

A series of maps at 1:25 000 scale for areas of outstanding geological interest.

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1:50 000 Geological Maps

Geological maps show the nature, extent and relative stratigraphical age of the different rocks within a district.

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Map Symbols and Lithological Ornaments

The BGS Cartographic standard geological symbol index; a complete listing of all geological cartographic symbols, linestyles and lithological ornaments in current usage.

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Other Medium Scale Geological Maps

Geological maps for some parts of the United Kingdom are available at smaller scales than the main 1:50 000 geological maps.

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Non BGS geoscience maps

Various geoscience maps from other publishers, ranging from small scale regional maps to one of local importance.

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Small Scale and Poster Maps

These maps give whole-country coverage for the United Kingdom on a variety of geological themes; many maps also cover continental shelf areas.

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1:250 000 Geological Maps (UTM Series)

Solid 'bedrock' geology, Quaternary or 'drift' geology and sea-bed sediment maps for offshore areas .