Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Our Intellectual Property Rights Section provides an advisory and licensing service for the reproduction of our published material and digital map data.
Includes books, maps, reports and geology guides that we publish as well as BGS-copyright photographs, map cross-sections, drawings and other materials where BGS has contributed to another organisation's publications or makes such material available directly to the public, for example via this website. Some of the material may be reproduced free of charge when for personal, academic, educational, non-commercial research or other non-commercial use.
If you want to reproduce BGS-published material check:
- What sort of licence do I need?
- How much will I pay?
- Apply for a licence
- How do I acknowledge the material?