|Format||GIS polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)|
|Price||30p per km2. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
A parent material is a soil-science name for a weathered rock or deposit from, and within which a soil has formed.
In the UK, parent materials provide the basic foundations and building blocks of the soil, influencing their texture, structure, drainage and chemistry.
Soils are the result of weathering processes that occur on the Earth’s surface where the atmosphere meets the geosphere and hydrosphere. We live in this ‘critical zone’ relying on our soils to grow our food and sustain the biodiversity and health of our environment.
The Soil Parent Material Model details the distribution of physiochemical properties of the weathered and unweathered parent materials of the UK to:
There are two versions of the Soil Parent Material model available:
Contact Digital Data for more information.