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References and more information about the European Soil Data Centre may be found in the following publication:
Panagos P., Van Liedekerke M., Jones A., Montanarella L. European Soil Data Centre: Response to European policy support and public data requirements.
(2012) Land Use Policy, 29 (2), pp. 329-338 , doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.07.003, ISSN: 02648377

From this page you can download Google Earth Files (with ".kmz" extension) that correspond to 73 attribute maps derived from the European Soil Database v2 (ESDB v2) for EU27 countries. The ".kmz" files are zipped ".kml" files and are automatically unzipped when opened by the Google Earth application, which can be freely downloaded. The ".kmz" files are typically 20 MB in size, so it may take some time to download the file and open it with Google Earth.

SELECT DISTINCT Group_Code, Group_Description FROM Legend_Group


SELECT DISTINCT Name_Esdb, Name_Raster, Description, Esdb_Ptrdb, ID, Category FROM Legend_Names WHERE Category=#Legend_Group.Group_Code# ORDER BY Category
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