Community soil photographs

This map presents crowdsourced soil photographs from users of the UK Soil Observatory and the mySoil mobile app. This citizen science dataset focuses on the United Kingdom, though contains additional observations from across Europe and the rest of the world.

Points on the map indicate locations where photographs have been taken. Links through to access the photographs are provided.

It is hoped that these crowdsourced records can be used to validate and improve our own data holdings and lead to the creation of new community data products.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Community soil photographs

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Key Term used
Crowdsourced Photographs
Title Community soil photographs
Source UK Soil Observatory and mySoil user community
Enquiries BGS Enquiries
Scale(s) Point data
Coverage Main focus is on UK, although European and worldwide data are available
Format GIS spatial point data
Price A free WMS service is available. A free smartphone app is also available.
Uses Local to national use with some European and worldwide data
Downloads A composite download is not available at this time (we are currently compiling the data to make it available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License). Each image can be downloaded individually via the WMS, UKSO map viewer or the mySoil mobile app.
Map viewer View in UKSO Map Viewer.
WMS link
Images High resolution | low resolution