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 the continental shelf areas around the British Isles.
Solid Geology maps show the 'bedrock' geology of the UK in which geological strata are indicated by different colours.
Quaternary Geology maps show the superfical deposits – commonly termed 'drift' deposits. 'Solid' (bedrock) geology is
not normally shown on maps for offshore areas.
These maps give whole-country coverage for the United Kingdom and parts of continental shelf areas around the British Isles.
These geological maps are available as North and South sheets, each covering half of Britain, and in two versions: Solid (bedrock) geology and Quaternary geology (superficial or ‘drift’ deposits). The maps also show the sheet outlines of the 1:50 000 series geological maps.
These maps provide an overview of the geology of the British Isles in general or the United Kingdom in particular. They are most suitable as wall posters.
Maps showing the major structural features of UK geology.
Resource maps for coal, building stone, industrial minerals, metalliferous minerals and energy resources are published at c. 1:150 000 scale.