Soil - Risk of erosion

The Norwegian Soil survey is a systematic survey of soils on agricultural areas in mainland Norway. Data is collected by fieldwork which includes mapping the distribution of soil types by interpreting aerial photographs and verification and identification of soil types in the field using a soil auger. The boundaries between areas with different soil types are digitized in a GIS on site. Soil types are defined on the basis of major soil properties. The World Reference Base of Soil Resources (WRB) is linked as our national classification system, and is used as basis for our soil mapping units. A soil feature in the soil database is a continuous area with the same attributes assigned according to the classification criteria of soil types with a geometric representation as a polygon. Soil maps describes agricultural areal according to a national standardized classification systems of soil and other local attributes such as slope. Around 55 % of the country’s agricultural land has been mapped so far.

Status: Submitted

Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority

Owner: Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Version number 1

Updated: 11/13/2019 4:15:12 AM

Usage

The Norwegian Soil Information System is used by national, regional and local authorities, research institutes and private enterprises, such as farmers and advisory services. The main applications are in the field of land use planning and land improvement.

Theme: Agriculture

In scope of Inspire Directive: No

DOK according to KMD-definitions: No

In scope of Norway digital agreement: Yes

Land-use plans subject to law (PBL): No

In scope of the Geodata Act: No

DOK-status

DOK-status: Proposal

DOK-status date approved:

Updated: 11/13/2019 4:15:12 AM

Geodatalov status

ASSESSMENT POINT
STATUS VALUE
COMMENT
Metadata
good
Product spesification
good
SOSI requirement status
useable
GML requirement status
useable
WMS status
useable
WFS status
deficient
ATOM feed status
deficient
Nedlastingskrav status
deficient