Land Information System

Welcome to the LandIS Soil Portal


LandIS online mapping applications


The Soilscapes Viewer is a freeeasy-to-useonline soil reporting tool which produces summary soils information for a specific location, based upon theCSAI “Soilscapes” soil thematic dataset.

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More detailed information on the Soilscapes application and its dataset is available here.

LandIS MapviewerLandIS Mapviewer

The LandIS Mapviewer is an all-in-one application that lets you explore several of LandIS' data layers in a full screen interactive map. The Mapviewer currently contains the following data layers for you to explore, although more will be added as they become available:

  • Soilscapes
  • Native woodland classification
  • Cadmium metal binding
  • World Reference Base (WRB)
  • Topsoil carbon stock

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Map holdingsMap holdings

The Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute (CSAI), incorporates the National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI) at Cranfield University, and the earlier Soil Survey and Land Research Centre (SSLRC) and, as a result, maintains all the published and unpublished paper soil reports and maps for England and Wales. More detailed information and an interactive map showing the location of our map holdings is available here.

Web mapping services

LandIS also make available certain web mapping services (WMS) for some of our datasources. Requests for services are considered on a case by case basis, so do get in touch if you have a potential project you'd like to discuss.