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Downloadable resources

Documents of further interest and relevance

Presented below are a series of freely downloadable resources relating to LandIS and its data holdings:


NSRI Leaflet - our old tri-fold institutional leaflet with information on NSRI.  

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CSAI/NSRI Technical Capabilities relating to soil information, mapping and informatics. See also our corporate website pages.  

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Moving the National Soil Database for England and Wales (LandIS) towards INSPIRE Compliance Int. J. Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 2009, Vol.4, 134-155.
Description and overview of the structure of the CSAI LandIS soil datasets and data structures.  

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Soilscapes - a brochure outlining the contents and uses of the popular Soilscapes dataset of CSAI.  

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A Guide to Better Soil Structure- a popular brochure written by Ian Bradley (formerly of NSRI) outlining practical measures to understand and protect good soil structure.  

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HOST - the Hydrology of Soil Types- a paper describing the HOST system for classifying the soils of England and Wales according to their hydrological characteristics.  

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Predicting Bulk Density - an CSAI research report concerning the derivation and evaluation of a set of pedogenically-based empirical algorithms for predicting bulk density in British soils.  

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Soils Bibliography - relevant academic references from the soils group.  

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Soils Classification - description of the NSRI / CSAI soil classification scheme used in England and Wales.  

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Soils Glossary - commonly used soil terms.  

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The Mapping of Landscapes, Geology and Soils of Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire - mapping the landscape.  

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Note the description of the Soil Classification System for England and Wales, is also available online to accompany the national soil map legend.

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