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Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App






Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert | 11-13 September 2014 | GeoSocial Aurora

Recent solar activity has increased the likelihood of seeing the aurora in the UK over the next few days.
You can report an aurora sighting to us by tweeting the hashtag #BGSaurora, remembering to include the location of the sighting (postcode: loc[EH9 3LA], town name: loc[Edinburgh], or by geotagging your tweet using the tweet location feature). Please add a comment regarding your sighting and/or picture.

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GB geology with Minecraft

BGS has reproduced the geology of mainland Great Britain and surrounding islands within the world of Minecraft.

Read more about GB geology with Minecraft.

Rift volcanism

BGS Volcanology funded by NERC to investigate volcanic threat in Ethiopia.

Read more about Rift volcanism.

Regional geology

Accounts of the regional geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Download the accounts.


Download myVolcano for free.