ISIS - Irish Soil Information System

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New ISIS system presented to stakeholders
The new Irish Soils Information system (Phase 1) has been presented to the EPA and International Steering Committee

International Year of Soils 2015
The FAO have declared 2015 as International Year of Soils. More details here.

Find out about the ISIS team
The ISIS project was undertaken for EPA by scientists from Teagasc and Cranfield University. Find out more abou


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DATA AND DOWNLOADS

Through the ISIS web site you are able to access a range of downloadable products providing access to legacy historical soil survey activities in Ireland, as well as direct outputs from the ISIS project itself, which has led to the production of the new national soil map for Ireland. In addition to accessing relevant projects documents, you are also able to access the data as a digital data service, such that it can be integrated into your own analyses and web applications. This is achieved through an ISIS web ‘Application Programming Interface’, or API.

The following data are made available here for free. Please refer to the Terms of Use before downloading and using this information.

Data

Information is available for soil representative profile site and horizon information, including field observations and analytical determinations made in the soil laboratory. Data is returned as JSON data structure that can be used by JavaScript and other web programming languages for direct access to the data. Data will also be made available in CSV format. Please refer to the Terms of Use before downloading and using this information.

Full list of soil associations get_all_associations.php
Full list of soil series get_all_series.php
Individual soil association - full details get_associations.php?assoc_id=<association id>
Individual soil series - full details get_series.php?series_id=<series id>
Full soil series details plus representative site and horizon information get_series_full.php?series_code=<series_id>

A downloadable guide to the data included in the services listed above is available here.

Downloads

The following static documents are made available here for access. Please refer to the Terms of Use before downloading and using this information.

ISIS soils data

Dataset File format Download link
Dataset 1 Shapefile abcd.zip
Dataset 1 kmz file abcd.kmz
Dataset 2 PDF file abcd.pdf

Historical legacy soils data

County/Region County Report County Maps
Carlow Carlow_Report.zip Carlow_Maps.zip
Cavan n/a n/a
Clare Clare_Report.zip Clare_Maps.zip
Cork WestCork_Report.zip WestCork_Maps.zip
Donegal Donegal_Report.zip Donegal_Maps.zip
Dublin n/a n/a
Galway n/a n/a
Kerry Kerry_Report.zip Kerry_Maps.zip
Kildare Kildare_Report.zip Kildare_Maps.zip
Kilkenny n/a n/a
Laois Laois_Report.zip Laois_Maps.zip
Leitrim Leitrim_Report.zip Leitrim_Maps.zip
Limerick Limerick_Report.zip Limerick_Maps.zip
Longford n/a n/a
Louth n/a n/a
Mayo n/a WestMayo_Maps.zip
Meath n/a n/a
Monaghan n/a n/a
Offaly Offaly_Report.zip Offaly_Maps.zip
Roscommon n/a n/a
Sligo n/a n/a
Tipperary Tipperary_Report.zip Tipperary_Maps.zip
Waterford n/a n/a
Westmeath Westmeath_Report.zip Westmeath_Maps.zip
Wexford Wexford_Report.zip Wexford_Maps.zip
Wicklow n/a n/a

Supplementary data

Dataset File format Download link
Dataset 1 Shapefile abcd.zip
Dataset 1 kmz file abcd.kmz
Dataset 2 PDF file abcd.pdf