Name: Soil map of Scotland (partial cover): Generalised Soil Type
Display Field: MSG13
Type: Feature Layer
Geometry Type: esriGeometryPolygon
Description: This is the digital dataset which was created by digitising the Soils of Scotland 1:25,000 Soil maps and the Soils of Scotland 1:25,000 Dyeline Masters. The Soils of Scotland 1:25,000 Soil maps were the source documents for the production of the the Soils of Scotland 1:63,360 and 1:50,000 published map series. The classification is based on Soil Associations, Soil Series and Phases which reflect parent material, major soil group, and soil sub-groups, drainage and (for phases), texture, stoniness, land use, rockiness, topography and organic matter. Phases are not always mapped. In general terms this dataset covers the arableareas of Scotland. Not all of the available source documents have been digitised. Should there be a requirement for other areas to be captured, the Internal Contact should be contacted in the first instance. Attribute definitions: The attributes on each map (coverage) are specific to that map sheet, but in general terms the following categories are mapped: soil association, soil series, parent material, soil complexes, soil phases, skeletal soils, alluvial soils, organic soils, miscellaneous soils, mixed bottom land, built-up area, quarries/disturbed ground, collieries/bings, golf courses.This data set is undergoing a phased revision. This version of the data is Phase Five and the data is Version 9. It supercedes previous phases, it is being released on 9th March 2018.
Copyright Text: The Soil Survey of Scotland, The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, The James Hutton Institute.