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Soil Datasets > Data > European Soil Database > Raster Version 1kmx1km

The European Soil Database (ESDB) contains four discrete datasets:

This release of the database is freely available to the public and contains a 1km raster version of the vector based soil geometry.

All original data are documented on ESDB CD-ROM (European Soil Database), which refers to the CD-ROM containing the original data.

The principal difference between this public on-line release and the original CD-ROM data is that the geometric components of the soil map of Europe (soil polygon shapefiles and coverages) have been substituted by a raster (grid) called soil_smu_1k, with cell sizes of 1km x 1km. Each cell carries the Soil Mapping Unit (SMU) code of the underlying soil polygon.

Access to the data:

In order to obtain access to the data : Fill in the online Form; after which you will receive further instructions.


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