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LandIS Video Briefings

A History of Soil Survey in England and Wales

Find out more about the history of soil survey across England and Wales

Soil survey activities in England and Wales date back some 350 years, but systematic survey of our soils began only in the 1950s culminating in the activities of the Soil Survey of England and Wales. Find out more in this video.

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Soil Classification and the uses of soil

Find out more about the how soils are classified and how this information is used

Soil classification allows us to represent differences between soils and understand their relationship with the landscape. Find out more about soil classification and how soils information is used today in this video.

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An Introduction to LandIS

Find out more about the Land Information System, LandIS

LandIS holds the definitive national soil resources information covering England and Wales and is the largest information system of its kind in Europe. Find out more about LandIS in this video briefing.

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Clay Shrinkage Explained

Here is a short, explanatory video of Cranfield soil scientists explaining how clays shrinkage occur.

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Agriculture, the industry of the future

In this video, NSRI's Professor Mark Kibblewhite outlines how agriculture is the industry of the future.

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Using NATMAP

Here is a short, explanatory video of Cranfield's Natmap national soils dataset and how to use the legend and associated attribute tables in a GIS tool.

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