Scanned Records

As part of our continued commitment to putting more information out for open access, BGS has released a number of its digital image collections on OpenGeoscience. These include over one million borehole log scans, access to the GeoScenic photo archive and photographs of hydrocarbon well cores.

Terms of use

The borehole core photographs, borehole scans, hydrogeology maps of the UK and magnetograms are delivered under the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]".

GeoScenic and the Irish historical geological maps are delivered free for non-commercial use; use this material for private study, research and educational activities. See individual websites for specific terms and conditions.

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