Popularization of information regarding geology of Poland, its mineral natural resources, condition of the natural environment, as well as dissemination of research results in the field of geology are among major statutory tasks of the Polish Geological Institute–NRI.
Acting in a framework of the institution, that serves as the national geological and hydrogeological survey, the Institute treats very seriously its obligations to the society and the State. Therefore, we do our best to provide our knowledge and experience as broadly as possible. It is also the fulfillment of the obligation to provide public access to information under the Act of 6 September 2001. On access to public information (Journal Of Laws of 2019, item 1429, of 2020, item 695.).
All materials provided on this website may be freely used for personal research and for further dissemination using classic and electronic media, respecting rules of the Act of the 4th of February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Journal Of Laws of 2019, item 1231, of 2020, item 288.)./p>
However, we require that the source of information - the Polish Geological Institute–NRI be clearly stated each time with the website address, e.g.: https://baza.pgi.gov.pl, https://jaskinie.pgi.gov.pl, https://otwory.pgi.gov.pl etc. Moreover, we appreciate information where and when our materials were used.
This permission does not, in any case, limit copyrights of the authors of particular publications, photographs, and graphics, according to appropriate legal regulations.
The use of CBDG data is detailed in the "Regulations for the reuse of public sector information held by the Polish Geological Institute – NRI".
Information on the right to geological information and its transfer, collection and sharing can be found on the website Ministry of Climate and Environment "Geological information".
Access to detailed data
Detailed information on the rules of access, submission of applications and fees can be found on the website of the National Geological Archives "Access to geological information".