Thursday, December 23, 2010

iGeology - BGS iPhone App

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has published a nice new application for iPhone: a geolgical map of Britain called iGeology. It is for free and with the GPS on board the phone you can find out what rock is below your feet.

  • Enter a place name or postcode, or locate yourself with your phone's in-built GPS.
  • Pinch open to zoom in.
  • Tap on the geological map
  • What are you standing on? Deposits from an ice age?
  • What is the bedrock beneath the superficial deposits?
  • Need a more detailed description? Follow the links to the BGS rock name database (Lexicon) and learn about the different rock formations where you are.
The geological data are served though the BGS Web Map Service (WMS)

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