Soils and subsoil characterised according to depth texture structure and content of particles and organic material stoniness erosion where appropriate mean slope and anticipated water storage capacity
Soil represents the upper part of the earth s crust formed by mineral particles organic matter water air and living organisms It is the interface between rock air and water which hosts most of the biosphere INSPIRE Soil data theme comprises information on Soil inventories that provide one off assessments of soil conditions and or soil properties at certain locations and at a specific point in time and allow soil monitoring providing a series of assessments showing how soil conditions and or properties change over time Soil mapping that provides a spatial representation of the properties linked to the soils including soil types typically soil maps are derived with the help of data available in soil inventories Also other soil related information derived from soil properties possibly in combination with non soil data are within the scope
The INSPIRE Interactive Data specification platform offers MS data providers two new applications to support in general their initial data scope “identification” task whether their dataset(s) fall under the data scope of INSPIRE or not.
The first application “Interactive Data Specifications” facilitates the use of the INSPIRE Data Specification – Technical Guidelines documents by providing means to study as well as compare selected parts of the INSPIRE technical documentation (from up to 3 data themes).
The second application “Find your scope” has been developed to support MS data providers with identification of the INSPIRE data scope that is relevant to their dataset(s) that they administer. This application is foreseen to be useful especially in situations where data provider’s datasets do not follow exactly the INSPIRE data themes /application schemas content.
The platform also provides links to useful additional resources of information (e.g. INSPIRE Registry, website etc.).
The development of the Toolkit has been supported by ARE3NA, Action 1.17 of the EU ISA Programme.