BGS EarthServer Portal

About EarthServer

Select your area of interest

Use the map on the right to zoom in and select an area of the UK that you are interested in.
Use the layer options below to help find which types of data are available.

Base map layers

BGS EarthServer Portal

The BGS EarthServer Portal ...

Due to the large server loads created when rendering, some images may take up to 30 seconds to render. The various data sets also have size constraints to keep the server from being overloaded.

Data currently in the portal


Landsat - 6 bands >> RGB

Max 9km2.

UK Digital Terrain Model

Ordnance Survey of Great Britain OpenData UK DTM

Max 25km2. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.

Aerial Photography

UK aerial photographs - 3 band false colour >> RGB

Max 4km2.

3D models

3D model data around the Glasgow area in Scotland.

2D grids of boundary surface elevations and formation thicknesses and a 3D voxel model of lithology types. 

What is EarthServer?

The EarthServer project is developing capabilities for access to and ad-hoc processing of large Earth science data sets using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard web service interfaces for coverage data.

Using the portal

Rendering options

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