Geoscience Data and Information Packages
In this section, you can find Botswana’s extensive collections of data, publications, bulletins, thematic (e.g. Geophysical and geological) maps and other online services. BGI is a custodian of geoscience data, which includes publications, reports, various maps, and core samples.
BGI has an established Geoscience Information Centre for the collection and preservation of geoscience data and information. The Centre is accessible for public use and research.
This operation is primarily about dissemination and promotion of geoscience information and data to the public and encourage further mineral exploration by industry. The information is in the form of geological maps at various scales, including non-confidential prospecting license reports, chip and core samples and geographic information system (GIS) and Remote Sensing. There is a comprehensive collection of earth sciences literature in print and electronic formats, including books, bulletins, journals, maps and reports used in the search for resources across the country.
The Institute has established Geophysical Data Portal to provide access to the multi-disciplinary geophysical data of the Ngamiland area in the North West district of Botswana. This Portal aims to help Botswana attract new investment in resource exploration, improve transparency and stimulate collaboration between government, industry and the public to advance understanding of the economic and social needs of the North-West district of Botswana. Data available this portal includes airborne geophysics, ground geophysics and geochemistry. Future updates will provide access to borehole data, remote sensing, seismic surveys and information products including interpretations and 3D models.
BGI online Library is still under construction. Member of the public can ask for this service by contacting;
Telephone: +267 5336719 / 5336815