British Geological Survey (BGS) UK offshore data release

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has announced that it has released a substantial offshore data set in to the public domain for free.

The data is comprised of and derived from 18,500 scanned paper records and can be accessed via the BGS offshore index.

The BGS offshore index interface enables the user to access offshore marine data located around the UK and includes this new release, “the information comprises geophysical data representing 800,000km of the geology of the UK marine environment.”

The images of the scanned geophysical data sets, where available under the Open Government Licence, are for use and provide support to companies and educational establishments researching and working in the UK offshore marine environment.

Lynx Information Systems have a comprehensive software solution for converting seismic images, line location (shot point) maps and cross sections into digital data, importing and editing existing  data from a variety of formats. Using the utilities provided in our software suite, output files can be made ready for loading to your seismic interpretation workstation or GIS software for further processing and evaluation.

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