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Layer: Soil map of Scotland (partial cover): Generalised Soil Type (ID: 0)

Name: Soil map of Scotland (partial cover): Generalised Soil Type

Display Field: ASSOC_NAME

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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. Where no 1:25,000 published maps exist 1:63,360 maps have been digitisedfor this data set, the field SOURCE_MAP describes the source of the data. 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 arable areas 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 it supercedes previous phases, it is being released on 9th March 2018. This includes all the data previously issued, however the data now includes an additional area of 3,374 km2 in the south-western part of Scotland. The attribute table for the Phase 3 revision incorporated new column names compared to previous releases of this data which fit within the naming protocol for soil attributes within Scotland’s National Soils Database and is progressing towards a seamless integration of datasets.The Phase 2 release contained new attributes describing soil parent materials, landforms and component soils within soil complexes. The landform descriptions only apply to soil complexes as this information was not systematically recorded for soil series. Names and codes for major soil subgroups (using the 2013 soil classification system) and soil series are listed for up to eight component soils within soil complexes. Phase 4 also included the full MSSG list for soil complexes. To ensure compatibility over all four phased releases of these datasets the content of these new fields were updated during Phase 4 revision.Phase 3 release included changes to Strichen and Arkaig Associations, see Lineage, below. No modification to the classification was made for the Phase 5 release other than to add information for the small percentage of new soils series which were added in this release.

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Copyright Text: The Soil Survey of Scotland, The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, The James Hutton Institute.

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