G-BASE for UK soils in urban areas

G-BASE for UK soils in urban areas sample

G-BASE for UK soils in urban areas coverage

Scale N/A
Coverage Many urban areas in Great Britain
Format Database tables
Price Available on request. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

The Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) is a major BGS project and has an annual campaign of geochemical sampling within many parts of the UK.

An integral part of the G-BASE mapping programme is to map and establish the soil geochemical baselines of urban areas. These data provide unique soil chemical information for the urban environment and are used to:

  • assess the condition of soils within populated areas
  • identify and quantify human impact on soils in urban areas through comparison with the rural, natural soil geochemical background
  • indicate elevated concentrations of potential harmful elements

Applications are relevant to human health, land use planning and development, urban regeneration and contaminated land legislation.

Data from this project is available under license.


Contact Digital Data for more information.

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