The data source soilmap_simple is a simplified and standardized derived form of the 'digital soil map of the Flemish Region' (the shapefile of which we named soilmap, for analytical workflows in R) published by 'Databank Ondergrond Vlaanderen’ (DOV). It is a GeoPackage that contains a spatial polygon layer ‘soilmap_simple’ in the Belgian Lambert 72 coordinate reference system (EPSG-code 31370), plus a non-spatial table ‘explanations’ with the meaning of category codes that occur in the spatial layer. Further documentation about the digital soil map of the Flemish Region is available in Van Ranst & Sys (2000) and Dudal et al. (2005).
Soil & air
Data & infrastructure