Regional Data

This section provides links to websites from where soil related datasets at regional level could potentially be accessed and/or downloaded. According to INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) principles, public users should be provided with easy access to datasets at European, National, Regional and local level. In this spirit, members of the European Soil Bureau Network and staff from JRC are jointly identifying relevant data sets in Europe and the modalities for accessing them. This effort is also relevant in the context of the establishment of the European Soil Data Center(ESDAC) at JRC. See also the Global Datasets and the National Datasets

In case you host Soil Data/Maps/Applications in Regional level and you want to publish their links to the current page, please contact Panos Panagos.

Number of Regional Soil Datasets: 22

Country Region Organisation Database Database Description Responsible

Belgium

Flanders - Vlaanderen
Support Centre GIS-Flanders Soil Map of Flanders Since 1999 a digital version of the soil maps is available for the entire Flemish Region. It is a digital reproduction of the analogue soil maps that have been mapped between 1947 and 1973, without actualisation. In Belgium, the soil maps are based on two classification methods. Both systems are described and interpreted for each agricultural region in an attached document. The classification resulted in more than 4500 unique soil types for the Flemish region. The thematic use of the soil map in GIS-environment gives a wide range of possibilities. But for visualisation purposes the classification codes have been simplified to 40 classes. Laura D’heer

Belgium

Wallonie
Direction de l'Etat environnemental, Département de l'Etude du Milieu naturel et agricole, Direction générale opérationnelle Agriculture, Ressources naturelles et Environnement, Service Public de Wallonie La Carte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie This site refers to a map of the soil types of the Belgian Walloon region, and is only one map of a whole series of maps related to the land, such as land-use, subsoil, erosion etc. Sig Dgarne

France

Rhône-Alpes
Sol Info Rhône-Alpes IGCS Soil information systems of Rhône-Alps The association of the Chambers of Agriculture of Rhone-Alps (SIRA: Sols Info Rhone-Alpes) created in February 2004 an Internet site for consulting the Cartographic Units and Typological Units of soils of IGCS (survey, management and protection of soils) program on Rhône-Alps area (http://www.rhone-alpes.chambagri.fr/sira/). The pedological data base IGCS_SIRA is at the 1/100 000 scale. Missing territories are being harmonized and will be available in a very near future. Ahmed CHAFCHAFI

Germany

Bavaria
Bavarian Environment Agency Soil Information System of Bavaria The Soil Information System of Bavaria provides the public community several data sets related to soil science and soil protection. The data is presented as map sets in vector and raster formats including soild maps and soil functions maps, as well as point data, showing the locations of soil profiles, soil mapping points, and soil monitoring sites. Due to the requirements of data protection, the location of point data is concealed beyond a resolution of 300 meters. In addition to soil data, the system also contains information about other geoscience disciplines, such as geology, hydorgeology, and geohazards Thomas Gülden

Germany

Lower Saxony
State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) Niedersächsisches Bodeninformationssystem NIBIS® (Soil Informationsystem Lower Saxony) Soil information systems incorporate data and data evaluation methods using several conceptual, logical, and physical models. Working with soil information systems tends to be rather demanding for users, because they hardly can be expected to be familiar with all the scientific and technical aspects of the system. For that reason, a layer of supporting functions has been introduced into NIBIS. These functions enable users to identify, to query, and to select the system contents, as well as to visualize results obtained, or to use evaluation methods. This way, it can be assured that data and methods are used only within their limits and where their applicability, or significance, resp. have been established. The supporting functions are linked to soil data and methods via metadata, which is mainly grouped into two logical units. One unit explains system contents as to be interpreted by users, and one, closely related, describes system contents as to be interpreted by the supporting functions. Dr. Jan Sbresny

Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia State Environment Agency Soil Information System North Rhine-Westphalia The information system provides data, methodology and information especially on soil contaminants with a view to practical soil protection in NRW. Central module is the Information System on Soil Contamination (FIS StoBo). Its prior objective is to offer an easy access to existing data and information. The system works on a database of about 60.000 soil sample analyses with particular regard to heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. Attended parameters influencing the availability are attached in some cases. The data are derived from several different investigations resulting in a heterogeneous data background, requiring specific tools for carrying out defined requests. Results can be visualized via tables or maps. Individual further processing is possible after downloading the data. Limitations in spatial accuracy are implemented due to restrictions by data protection. Jörg Leisner-Saaber

Germany

Saxony
Saxon State Agency for Environment and Geology Digital concept soil map (BK-konz) of Saxony, Germany The BK-konz is a general map based on older data. It was derived and combined from agricultural and forestrial site maps. The units from the BK-konz represent contours of regional agricultural and forestrial location types. The assignment of the pedological contents was carried out by expert knowledge. The encoding was essentially on the basis of the German soil mapping instructions (4th edition, Hanover 1994). The map is provided for the whole Saxony in the official topographical map sheet 1 : 25,000 for the free download. The data format is E00 from ESRI, readable also with current ESRI products. In addition, the card is open to the overview in form of an interactive card for the whole Saxony. Heilmann Heiner

Germany

Saxony-Anhalt
Landesamt für Geologie und Bergwesen (LAGB) Soil Information System of Saxony-Anhalt The soil information system contains digital soil profile date and maps. The maps are divided in soil and thematic maps. The thematic maps describe soil functions and soil properties by spatial data. The spatial data are developed by statistic analysis of the digital soil profile information. The maps are available as vector or grid. Users con order the digital maps and spatial data at the LAGB Dr. Klaus-Jörg Hartmann

Germany

Schleswig - Holstein
Landesamt für Natur und Umwelt des Landes Schleswig-Holstein Environmental report of Schleswig-Holstein: soil information system The Soil Information system of Schleswig-Holstein (BODIS) contains information about general aspects of soil conservation in Schleswig-Holstein. The part “FIS-Boden” (scientific information system “soil”) informs about projects concerning e. g. soil pollution, surveying and mapping or long-term monitoring of physical and biological soil properties. It informs about which chemical, physical or general soil parameters, biological or agricultural characteristics are part of the different research programmes, the status quo of these programmes and where to get more information. Moreover the part “Altlasteninformationssystem” (scientific information system “contaminated sites”) informs about the status quo of the register of contaminated sites in Schleswig-Holstein. Dr. Nicole Bädjer

Italy

Abruzzo
Servizio per l'Informazione Territoriale e la Telematica Carta dei Suoli e dei Paesaggi d Abruzzo scala 1:250000 Carta dei Suoli e dei Paesaggi d Abruzzo scala 1:250000 realizzata da ARSSA Abruzzo Servizio per l'Informazione Territoriale e la Telematica

Italy

Basilicata
Basilicata La carta pedologica generale: 1:250.000 La realizzazione della carta pedologica della Regione Basilicata è stata finalizzata alla costituzione di una banca dati georeferenziata sui suoli regionali, dalla quale poter ottenere in qualsiasi momento le informazioni desiderate in varia forma, numerica o cartografica. La scala indicata (1:250.000) costituisce un'indicazione del livello di generalizzazione del dato, dell'intensità del rilevamento condotto e, quindi, dei limiti d'uso dell'informazione per scopi applicativi. Il grande vantaggio di questa impostazione è costituito dalla possibilità di aggiornamento e incremento continui della base dati, e quindi di miglioramento progressivo delle informazioni disponibili. Questo consente, in qualsiasi momento, nuove edizioni dei prodotti di divulgazione dei dati, quando sia intervenuto un incremento di conoscenze anche soltanto su una porzione limitata di territorio Luigi Viviano

Italy

Calabria
ARSSA carta dei suoli in scala 1:250.000 Il progetto regionale prevede, oltre alla carta dei suoli in scala 1:250.000, una serie di approfondimenti tematici su aspetti agroambientali di interesse rilevante. Sulla base della carta dei suoli è già stata pubblicata la Carta della vulnerabilità da nitrati di origine agricola e seguiranno la Carta del rischio di erosione, la Carta dei fabbisogni irrigui, la Carta dell'attitudine dei suoli allo spargimento delle acque reflue dei frantoi oleari. Francesco Longo

Italy

Emilia-Romagna
Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey The soils of Emilia-Romagna Region The website (in Italian) is based on Google Earth technology and information on soil at different scales are available. The Google Earth map and the 3D models help to understand the geography of the soil information. With a simple click in the map you can open a "balloon" containing the basic info about the selected soil. The balloon is a gate facing the world of the soil information of the Emilia Romagna through web links and pictures. Soil maps are available at the scales 1:1.000.000, 1:500.000, and 1:250.000 for the whole region, 1:50.000 for the plain and hills and 1:10.000 for some experimental farms. Many thematic maps are also available at different scales, e.g. about pedo-geochemical maps, heavy metal background maps, organic carbon stock, salinity etc Paola Tarocco

Italy

Emilia-Romagna
Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey Emilia-Romagna Soil Map Web Site This information system provides the users with several data sets and relative metadata about soils in Emilia-Romagna region: 1:50k soil map with soil benchmark sites (2012 update), 1:250k pedo-geochemical maps (Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn), 1:250k background maps (Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Sn, Zn), 1:50k land capability, 1:250k salinity maps, 1:10k geological maps, land use maps etc. It is also possible to consult point data (terrain analysis sites, heavy metal monitoring sites and geognostic dataset). In this portal users can download data (shapefiles and tables) almost for every layer. Paola Tarocco

Italy

Friuli Venezia Giulia
ERSA Maps at scale 1:500.000 and at scale 1:50.000-1:100.000 L’informazione pedologica è disponibile a livello di riconoscimento (alla scala 1:500.000) e di dettaglio (1:50.000-1:100.000) ed è consultabile a partire dalle Carte dei suoli organizzate per ambito provinciale.  

Italy

Lombardy
ERSAF - Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste The Soils of Lombardy A georeferenced soil database at scale 1.250k, covering the whole Lombardy (25.000 kmq), has been carried out in the framework of a national project (Italian Soil Map at scale 1.250k - Ministry of Agriculture) and according to the European Manual of Procedures (version 1.0, 1998); the soil database represents the "reference base", both for more detailed soil survey activities and applications of soil information at local level and for generalisation at smaller scales for national and European level purposes. Stefano Brenna

Italy

Lombardy
ERSAF - Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste Soil Information System of Lombardy The Territorial Information System of Lombardy Region provides access to geospatial data related to general interest objectives and specific territorial information. It includes the Soil Information System, a means to discover, visualize and evaluate useful information in order to improve the territorial planning. It provides detailed soil data about: landscape, morphology, geographic distribution, chemical-physical characteristics, taxonomic classification. Stefano Brenna

Italy

Piemonte
Istituto Per le Piante da legno e l’ambiente Ipla s.p.a I suoli del Piemonte (The soils of Piemonte) “I suoli del Piemonte” is the Regione Piemonte official web portal about soil information. It is the “public” component of the Regional Soil Information System and it is oriented to release soil information to all users interested in land classification. This service allows the access to regional soil maps at 1/250.000 and 1/50.000 scale and related Soil Mapping and Typological Units, to regional “Agro-Landscape map” at 1/250.000 scale and to regional topsoil analysis archive. Soil maps are published in vector format using a cartographic web service that permit geographic or thematic queries and that is linked to the regional Soil Mapping Units and soil Typological Units Archive. Soil maps are also available in raster (.pdf) format for downloading, as well as Soil Mapping Units and soil Typological Units monographic file.  

Italy

Tuscany
Servizio Geologico della Regione Toscana Carta dei suoli The “Carta dei Suoli d’Italia a scala 1:250.000”, financed from the Ministry for the Agricultural Political to the inner interregional program "Agriculture and Quality" measure 5, has set offed in 1999. The necessity to overwhelm such gap has been subsequently marked to priority European territorial level like in order facing the important problem of the defense of the ground and of its consequences on the political it acclimatizes them European. The Communication of the Commission to European Parliament "COM(2002)179" formally represents the taken one of conscience of such problem. Domenico Morini

Italy

Veneto
ARPAV Environment Protection Agency of the Veneto Region Soil Map of Veneto The soil map of Veneto Region at 1:250.000 scale has been worked out by ARPAV Regional Soil Observatory between the years 2000 and 2005, in the framework of a national project. It has the purpose to provide a first overview on regional soils at a reconaissance scale, setting the already acquired soil information in a wider framework. The Observatory has been operating since 1996, working out soil surveys at different scales, and collecting soil data in a regional soil database. Paolo Giandon

Spain

Gallicia Digital Atlas of Galicia Soils Digital Atlas of Galicia Soils Map server properties of soils of Galicia under the project "Establishment of expert system technology base for the quantification of properties of soils in Galicia" (EM2012 / 060).  

United Kingdom

Scotland
James Hutton Institute Soils of Scotland Scotland's soils are a great natural resource and provide many essential services to society, so it is important that they are sustainably managed and protected for future generations. This website aims to make authoritative, scientifically robust soils information and data more accessible, both to help decision-makers and to increase public understanding of soils. It is the result of a two-year project funded by the Scottish Government in partnership with SEPA, SNH and Forestry Commission Scotland Allan Lilly

Actually, this part will "establish" a network of Sites which are providing Regional Soil Data (The same is valid for the National Soil Datasets) . The JRC initiated this development and asks you more information. In case you own or process Regional Soil Data, you are invited to fill in the attached form and send it to Panos Panagos.