BGS soil property data are made available here to view as a WMS service. The data is also available via the UK Soil Observatory.
Data layers include top soil and profile soil sample data, soil texture, soil depth and soil parent material (the upper 2–3 m of the geology beneath our feet incorporating the weathered rocks and deposits from, and within which, soil has formed).
Enter the address below into your WMS client.
Example WMS Requests (versions 1.3.0 and 1.1.1 supported)
See the GetCapabilities response for a full list of layers in this service.
These data are delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: “Contains British Geological Survey materials © UKRI [year]”. Contact us if you create something new and innovative that could benefit others email@example.com
The BGS provides no warranty as to the quality, accuracy, completeness of this free map data or the medium on which it is supplied. This includes any warranty as to the continued provision of material or that the material taken from this site is compatible with your computer system and/or any other data with which the material is to be used.
Please be aware that BGS may make changes to this service. This will include, but not limited to, the level of attribution seen for each type of geology, and changes to zoom thresholds. Please contact us if you have any feedback.