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Layer 2: Biophysical characteristics

2.1. Soil type and composition

What kind of topsoil is present (e.g. clay or sand)? Ideally, the classification uses the International soil classification system, but data availability may vary. Shapefiles are the ideal format but may not always be available. In any case try to look for descriptive reports that describe the local soil characteristics. For those unfamiliar with soil types, the FAO Soils Portal is a fantastic reference to learn more.


Title Type Author(s) Year
Mapping of Soils and Land-Related Environmental Attributes in France: Analysis of End-Users’ Needs Journal Article Anne C. Richer-de-Forges and Voltz 2019 Add image
Carte géologique de la ville de Paris Image Ville de Paris / BHVP 1986

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