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Estonian Soil Map

The digital soil map of Estonia was produced at the scale 1:10 000 (the available maps at the scale 1:5000 were reduced and generalized to correspond the scale 1:10 000).

The Estonian Land Board needs the data mostly for land valuation purposes. Other users include the Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural advisers, forest managers, etc.

The data covers the whole territory of Estonia except the land of towns and settlements, the total covered area is 43300 km² (2045 map sheets).

The data (graphical and attributes) is also loaded into Oracle spatial database and can be used as a background map in the Cadastral Information System.

Since the end of the project in year 2000, no map updates have been produced, however in 2012-2015 the significant effort has been made to improve the technical quality of the data.

 Example picture of GeoTIFF format dataset ( 102.99 KB, 28.04.2015 )

Data properties
Format Esri geodatabase (GDB), SHP, MapInfo TAB and GeoTIFF
Data structure vector and raster
Scale 1:10 000
Cover Covers almost all the country. No data is available for densly populated areas, for waterbodies and for small islands with no soil.
License Please refer to Estonian Land Board and date when using the data. For example: "Soil map, Estonian Land Board 2001"

Free download

How to use

Soil Web Map

Public WMS service

Example on the soil map


Last update: 15.11.2019 10:39