Soil map for England and Wales — World Reference Base 2006 Level 1 version

The World Reference Base map for England and Wales is derived from the national soil map at 1:250 000 scale for England and Wales, showing the locations of 13 distinct reference soil groups recognised in England and Wales. The dominant soil series in each soil association has been classified to show the equivalent soil class to Level 1 Soil Group in the World Reference Base classification system of 2006 as defined in World Soil Resources reports No. 103.

For more information on the classification check out the Cranfield Soils Guide or the WRB guide.

The information contained in LandIS is copyrighted and its use is subject to a specific licensing agreement between Cranfield University and the user. Depending on the status of the user, the cost can vary from a fully commercial charge for data lease to being royalty-free with a small charge for extraction and preparation of the data to meet the user's needs.

The soils of Scotland in the World Reference Base classification system

Map legend

Key NSRI World Reference Base (WRB)
Arenosol
Cambisol
Fluvisol
Gleysol
Histosol
Leptosol
Luvisol
Phaeozem
Planosol
Podzol
Regosol
Stagnosols
Umbrisol
Unsurveyed/urban
Water bodies
Title Soil map for England and Wales — World Reference Base (WRB) 2006 Level 1 version
Source Cranfield National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI), Cranfield University
Enquiries nsridata@cranfield.ac.uk
Scale(s) 1:250 000
Coverage England and Wales
Format GIS polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, other formats available by request.)
Price 25p per km2 for commercial use of 1:250 000 scale data. Subject to licence fee and data preparation fee. For more information about licensing data see http://www.landis.org.uk/data/datapricing.cfm.
Uses Regional to national level use
Map viewer View in UKSO Map Viewer
WMS link http://www.landis.org.uk/arcgis/services/UKSoilObservatory/
WorldReferenceBase_Cranfield/MapServer/WmsServer?
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