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Soil type

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Corine European soil database version 2

GIS data, vector data, polygon

Zip file containing a personal geodatabase


Soil - Background information from GISCO Database Manual

History of the development of the Soil Map of the EC

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Newer versions of the European Soil Database (ESDB) exist; these newer versions include an improvement of the spatial accuracy of the data set as well as expansion of its coverage into Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. These data, along with derived products, can be downloaded from, hosted by the Land Resource Management Unit of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Further information can be obtained from


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