Thursday, 31 March 2011

FIND updated with the latest BGS maps and data

FIND is pleased to announce that we have updated all geological data layers and added an Aquifer permeability data layer from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Above, Aquifer permeability map on Locale map background

Geology 10K data coverage has been significantly increased, especially in south east England and Lincolnshire. There are additional zones within the River and coastal flooding layer defining higher and lower areas of potential flood.

FIND also makes available this month the new aquifer designation dataset from the Environment Agency and the BGS. This data reflects the importance of aquifers as a groundwater resource, such as drinking water, as well as their role in supporting surface water flows and wetland ecosystems. is currently only place you can view, print and export this information.

In addition to the new BGS data, we make available new Soil permeability data layer from the Environment Agency. This displays soil permeability and soil class details, based on the physical and chemical properties of the soil that affects the downward passage of water and contaminants. It should be used with the new aquifer designation layer for maximum benefit.

Tell me more about the Geology data package
Tell me more about River and coastal flooding
Tell me more about the Aquifer permeability layer
Tell me more about the Soil permeability layer

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