The British Geological Survey's (BGS) new OpenGeoscience portal is offering users free access to explore British geology maps online. The service means users can view rock formations (to a scale of 1:50,000), recent earthquakes and geology layers, alongside tens of thousands of images amassed by the national geological archives, completely free of charge. Images indicate different rock forms around Britain, fossil types, and the impact on the landscape of natural events such as flooding and can be used to illustrate our changing climate and environmental conditions. The service also offers free downloads of BGS datasets.
For more information take a look at the BGS website or have a read of the BBC news feature.