International Year of Soils 2015
The FAO have declared 2015 as International Year of Soils. More details here.
Irish Soils Information System - Phase 1 complete!
The new Irish Soils Information system (Phase 1) was successfully launched by Minister Brendan Howlin at Johnstown Castle, Wexford on Sept 15th, 2014
Find out about the Irish Soils Information System team
The Irish Soils Information System project was undertaken for EPA by scientists from Teagasc and Cranfield University. Find out more about the team here.
Through the Project 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 Irish Soil Information System 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 the project's web ‘Application Programming Interface’, or API.
|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>|
Guidance on the use of these shapefiles is included with each zip file, in the file labelled IrishSoilMap_Readme.txt, or you can view the usage guidelines here.
|Dataset||File format||Download link|
|All of Ireland||Shapefile ING||IrishSoilMap250k_1b.zip (94MB)|
|Northern region||Shapefile ING||IrishSoilMap250k_North_1b.zip (19MB)|
|Southern region||Shapefile ING||IrishSoilMap250k_South_1b.zip (34MB)|
|Eastern region||Shapefile ING||IrishSoilMap250k_East_1b.zip (32MB)|
|Western region||Shapefile ING||IrishSoilMap250k_West_1b.zip (38MB)|
|County/Region||County Report||County Maps|
|SIS Synthesis Report||Integrated Synthesis Report|
|SIS Final Technical Report 1||Interim classification, Harmonisation and Generalisation of County Soil Maps of Ireland|
|SIS Final Technical Report 2||Interim Classification and Rationalisation of soil series in Ireland|
|SIS Final Technical Report 3||Soilscapes for Terra Cognita Ireland|
|SIS Final Technical Report 4||Soilscapes Extrapolation (Terra Incognita) Ireland|
|SIS Final Technical Report 5||Predictive Mapping|
|SIS Final Technical Report 6||User Guide for Representative Soil Profile data capture system|
|SIS Final Technical Report 7||Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures|
|SIS Final Technical Report 8||Correlation of the Irish Soil Classification System to World Reference Base 2006 system|
|SIS Final Technical Report 9||National Soil Series Description and Classification of Representative Profiles|
|SIS Final Technical Report 10||Soil Profile Handbook|
|SIS Final Technical Report 11||Methodology for the Validation of predictive mapping|
|SIS Final Technical Report 12||Multiple Classifier System|
|SIS Final Technical Report 13||Irish Soil Information System Legend|
|SIS Final Technical Report 14||Systems Analysis and Design|
|SIS Final Technical Report 15||SISCore Data Model|
|SIS Final Technical Report 16||Building the Database|
|SIS Final Technical Report 17||User Guide for Systems Management|