The National Soil Map is the flagship soil data product from Cranfield University. It is a 1:250,000 scale map of England and Wales, showing the locations of the 297 distinct soil associations wherever they occur within the countries. Within each of the soil associations are multiple soil series.


  • The National Soil Map is useful for anyone wanting detailed soil information at 1:250,000 scale.

  • The National Soil Map is essential for the best resolution soil series based work for most of England and Wales.

  • The National Soil Map is being used by most of the major water companies, many universities, consultants and governmental bodies. Because of the structure of The National Soil Map, it is readily customised with additional datasets, providing task-specific targeted information crucial to so many operations.


  • Flood Risk Assessment

  • Run-off mapping

  • Quarrying, mining & Volumetrics

  • Mobile Network Planning

  • Line of Sight

  • Noise and Emissions Modelling

  • Visualisation and View-shed Analysis

  • Wind Farm Planning


  • Off-the-shelf coverage

  • High accuracy

  • Ongoing update programme

  • Available for instant download

  • GIS and CAD Ready

  • Compatible with Ordnance Survey products

  • Flexible licensing terms