National Soil Inventory of Scotland (1978 - 1988)

The National Soils Inventory for Scotland (NSIS) dataset presented here has been collected using sampling points arranged as a 10 km grid. A wide range of attributes are described, measured and analysed for each site. These range from contextual information describing the surrounding landscape (such as slope and vegetation), down to detailed chemical analyses of each horizon within the soil profile. There are 721 sites in total where soil occurs; where there is no soil at a particular 10 km sampling point, this point has not been included.

Publication date: 2016-01-08

Get the data

Format of the dataset : ArcGIS shapefile

Access and use conditions

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1978-01-01    to    1988-01-01

Provenance & quality

More information on the procedures employed to obtain these data can be found in the National Soil Inventory of Scotland (1978-1988) protocols available at Scotland's Soils website.

Other contacts

Custodian
Colin Campbell
The James Hutton Institute
colin.campbell@hutton.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Farming , Geoscientific Information , Environment , Planning / Cadastre
Keywords
Geospatial / Map Land Cover National Soil