Presentation of the Irish Soil Information System Project

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The Irish Soil Information System (ISIS) project was established in 2008, following a comprehensive inventory of Irish soil data compiled by Daly and Fealy (2007) which highlighted that soil data coverage of Ireland was incomplete in both detail and extent. The ISIS project is funded under the Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE Research Programme 2007-2013 and co-funded by Teagasc. It was led by Teagasc with the participation of researchers from Cranfield University (UK) and University College Dublin. The overall objective of the ISIS project was to conduct a programme of structured research into the national distribution of soil types and construct a soil map, at 1:250,000 scale, which will identify and describe the soils according to a harmonised national legend. This map is now available in digital format and forms the basis of a new soil information system for Ireland (

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Dr. Rachel Creamer

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Resource KeywordsSoil, Mapping, 3rd edition national soil map
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2007-S-CD-1-S1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeLand-use, Soils, and Transport
Resource Availability: Non Owner-Users Cannot Download Files from This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThis is the presentation given at the launch of the 3rd edition national soils map, project: Irish Soil Information System. Materials from this presentation should not be copied.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Monday 1st September 2008 (01-09-2008)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st September 2008 (01-09-2008)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 15th October 2015 (15-10-2015)
Published on SAFERFriday 18th December 2015 (18-12-2015)
Date of Last EditFriday 18th December 2015 at 21:02:30 (18-12-2015)
Datasets or Files Updated On Friday 18th December 2015 at 21:02:30 (18-12-2015)

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This relates to a national soil map of Ireland

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The Irish Soil Information project commenced in 2008 to complete the 3rd edition national soils map of Ireland. The project was completed following a scoping study by Daly and Fealy who identified a need for a harmonised updated soil map of Ireland.
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