Best Practice 19

Best Practice 19 - Democratisation of soil data in the UK
Country: United Kingdom
Policy domain: Soil protection
Process owners: Natural Environment Research Council, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Short description: Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, a smartphone application that brings together soil property data and information from a broad range of research centres and data providers was developed by the British Geological Survey in partnership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Users of the ‘mySoil’ application can view soil maps of the UK and EU that provide regional information on soil depth, texture, pH, temperature and organic-matter content, and on vegetation habitats.
Recommendations: Digital Government Integration (7, 8); Standardisation and Reuse (11, 12); Return on Investment (16); Governance, Partnerships and Capabilities (19)
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Nature of documentation: Technical report