Definition

Soils and subsoil characterised according to depth, texture, structure and content of particles and organic material, stoniness, erosion, where appropriate mean slope and anticipated water storage capacity.

Description

Soil represents the upper part of the earth’s crust, formed by mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms. It is the interface between rock, air and water which hosts most of the biosphere. INSPIRE Soil data theme comprises information on: • Soil inventories that provide one-off assessments of soil conditions and/or soil properties at certain locations and at a specific point in time, and allow soil monitoring, providing a series of assessments showing how soil conditions and/or properties change over time. • Soil mapping that provides a spatial representation of the properties linked to the soils, including soil types; typically, soil maps are derived with the help of data available in soil inventories. Also other soil related information derived from soil properties, possibly in combination with non-soil data are within the scope.

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    INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Soil European Commission Joint Research Centre European Commission Joint Research Centre en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    This document describes the INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Soil
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    Commission Regulation (EU) No 1312/2014 of 10 December 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data services
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    amendment to the regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services regarding code lists
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 08/12/2010
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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