Estonian Soil Map

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

The Land Board uses the data for land valuation purposes. Other users include the Ministry of Rural Affairs, agricultural advisers, forest managers, etc.

The data covers the whole territory of Estonia except that of urban areas, waters and small islets with no soil, the total coverage being 43300 km² (2045 map sheets).

Since the end of the project in 2000, the map has not been updated, however in 2012-2015, a significant effort was made to improve the technical quality of the data.

 Example picture of GeoTIFF format dataset ( 103 KB, 28.04.2015 )

Data properties
Format Esri geodatabase (GDB), SHP, MapInfo Extended TAB and GeoTIFF
Data structure vector and raster
Scale 1:10 000
Cover Covers the whole country, but no data is available for densely populated areas, for waterbodies and for small islets with no soil.
License Please refer to the Land Board and date when using the data. For example: "Soil map, Land Board 2001" Detailed licence terms

Free download

How to use

Soil Web Map

Public WMS service

Example of the Soil Map


Last update: 18.08.2023 11:02
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