Apply for a data licence

You can apply for a BGS digital data licence by downloading the digital data licence application form 181KB doc. Please email the completed form to our licensing team at iprdigital@bgs.ac.uk.

Alternatively, if you know what data you want you can get a quote and apply for a licence online.

The key areas addressed by the form are:

  • Which geographical area(s) of which BGS dataset(s) are required, and in which format do you want to receive them (e.g. ESRI, or MapInfo)?
  • What will you be using the data for?
  • How long do you want the licence to run? (Please note that our minimum standard licence term is 12 months.)
  • Will any third parties need to have access to the BGS data — e.g. contractors (we have a 'complementary licence' system to cater for use of data by a licensee's contractors).

Contact

If you have any queries about the application form, please contact our licensing team.