NATMAP Soilscapes is a popular product derived from the National Soil Map. It seeks to provide a useful, concise, easily interpreted and applicable description of the soils of England and Wales. However, unlike NATMAP vector, NATMAP soilscapes cannot be customised with non-spatial data like SOILSERIES.
NATMAP soilscapes is useful for anyone wanting generalised and simple-to-understand soil information at a 1:250,000 scale.
Conservationists, naturalists and those concerned with whole eco-system dynamics will find this data very useful, as will city, county and district councils.
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To view the legend for NATMAP soilscapes, click here.
The table below describes the various properties within this data product. Each polygon contains the information outlined below.
|Property||Example from data||Description|
|SOIL||Shallow very acid peaty soils over rock||General description of the soil|
|TEXTURE||Peaty||General description of the texture of the soil|
|DRAINAGE||Variable||General description of the drainage of the soil|
|FERTILITY||Very low||General description of the fertility of the soil|
|LAND_COVER||Open moor||General description of the expected land cover types for this type of soil|
|HABITATS||Rugged wet heather and grass moor with bare rock, and bog vegetation in hollows||General description expected habitats for this type of soil|
|SHAPE||2||Feature ID code which links with the spatial description of the data within a geodatabase|
LandIS, or the Land Information System is one of the offerings of the Soil and Agrifood Institute. Incorporating the National Soil Resources Institute, CSAI is the largest UK national and international centre for research and development, consultancy and training in soils and their interaction with the atmosphere, land use, geology and water resources.
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