Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geology Digimap

EDINA has been developing a subscription service to deliver geological maps and data from the British Geological Survey to Tertiary Education, following an agreement made between the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The resulting service has been successfully launched today.
Geology Digimap is part of the Digimap Collection of on-line mapping and data delivery facilities. Users can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download the geological map data for use in geographical information systems.
Institutions wanting access to the service are required to pay an annual subscription and to sign a JISC licence agreement. Subscription charges for the Geology Digimap are available from the JISC web site:

The following data will be available as both maps generated online and as data to download:
1:625,000 solid and drift geology
1:250,000 solid and drift geology
1:50,000 solid and drift geology, mass movement and artificial ground
the BGS Lexicon of named Rock Units
For further detail, see:

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