NATMAP wrb is a new soil data product from the CSAI. It is derived from the National Soil Map at 1:250,000 scale map of England and Wales, showing the locations of 113 distinct soil classes wherever they occur within the countries. The dominant soil series in each soil association has been classified to show the equivalent soil class in the World Reference Base classification system of 2006 as defined in World Soil Resources reports No. 103. The WRB Soil Reference Groups which are recognised in England and Wales are described here
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The table below describes the various properties within this data product. Each polygon contains the information outlined below.
|PROPERTY||Example from data||Description|
|WRB_L3||Arenic||Level 3 prefix(es) for WRB class|
|WRB_L2||Mollic||Level 2 prefix(es) for WRB class|
|WRB_L1||Gleysols||Level 1 Soil Group of the WRB class|
|WRB06||Arenic Mollic Gleysols||complete classification in WRB 2006|
|WRBCODE||GL||Two letter code for the main level 1 soil group for linking to WRB legend|
|UF_L2||Acid and neutral sands||User friendly description of the class with level 2 prefixes included|
|UF_L1||Soils with seasonal high Groundwater||User friendly description of the soils at level 1 (soil group)|
|SHAPE||2||Feature ID code which links with the spatial description of the data within a geodatabase|
The following table is provided FREE on leasing NATMAP wrb.
|Property||Example from data||Description|
|WRBCODE||AR||2 letter WRB level 1 code|
|WRB_L1||Arenosol||Name of the WRB level 1 class|
|RED||233||RGB value for colour display (RED)|
|GREEN||215||RGB value for colour display (GREEN)|
|BLUE||171||RGB value for colour display (BLUE)|
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