DiGMapGB-Plus data has already been used in a number of research and commercial projects to provide information about ground conditions; including suitability of ground for installation of earthing conductors for electricity substations and for identifying key habitat characteristics of chalk downland soils.
The project is currently developing new data content to address issues such as 'corrosivity' of subsoils, their drainage characteristics and their susceptibility to erosion by wind and water. The data is also being developed for its use in forensic science to enable better profiling of soil types and to establish near-surface characteristics such as trafficability and excavatability.
In the longer term, this data will assist UK businesses and public sector organisations to meet European Framework directives and regulations for soils.
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