Assessment and strategic development of INSPIRE compliant Geodata-Services for European Soil Data



Within the INSPIRE Directive the theme soil is explicitly addressed as an individual theme (Annex III) and besides that soil related environmental, agricultural and forestry aspects are also addressed in Annex II and III.
According to this, the thematic focus of GS Soil is set on soil as an important parameter according to climate, land use, geology and geomorphology. At the same time soils are the basis for food production and consumer health, for the ecological and economical balance and for many other important bases of life. The outstanding meaning of the topic has recently been underlined by the EU efforts to establish a common Soil Directive.

The project GS Soil aims at establishing a European network to improve the access to spatial soil data for public sector bodies, private companies and citizens. The project will consider aspects of
data organisation, data harmonisation as well as semantic and technical interoperability in order to produce seamless geospatial information and to improve the data access for a wide community of
different user groups.
AkronymGS Soil
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/06/0931/05/12

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2002

  • 1516 Bodenkunde, -schutz
  • 1810 Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS)