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LandIS data applications

LandIS - Land Information System

The application of LandIS soils data

The LandIS system is designed for maximum flexibility of application of the numerous environmental datasets held within it. Over the years, LandIS data has been put to use in a surprisingly wide variety of ways.

To give just some indication of the extent of the possibilities of the datasets, this section outlines some of the pertinent applications where LandIS information has been, and is being applied:


Managing land for profit and sustainability

Land Management

Support for the building and finance sectors

Geotechnical applications

Protecting water resources and quality

Water management

Developing good environmental practice

Pollution control

Future strategies

Strategic planning

Matching the needs of crops to the properties of land

Land suitability assessment

Matching the needs of trees to the properties of land

Tree suitability assessment

Suitability of land for other uses

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About Us

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.

Centre for Environmental & Agricultural Informatics,
Bullock Building B53,
School of Water, Energy and Environment,
Cranfield University,
College Road,
Wharley End,
Bedfordshire,
MK43 0AL,
UK
+44 (0)1234 754287

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