The world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection

(22 August 2013) The British Geological Survey (BGS) is today launching the world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection to the public.

Thousands of 3D digital fossil models, plus several thousand quality images, many in 3D, can now be browsed and downloaded for free on a computer, tablet or phone.

The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by Jisc, has rescued fossils from dusty drawers and made them available for academics, researchers and fossil enthusiasts to enjoy at their leisure.

To celebrate the launch, the BGS are running a free competition for the public at a number of museums around the country, the participating venues are.

Read about the competition and the collection here.