WRB- The development and application of a methodology to convert the Soil Map of Belgium following the Belgian Soil Classification System into a soil map following the World Reference Base (WRB)for Soil Resources

17 March 2010 → 16 March 2012
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
soil classification Belgium soil map
Project description

Soils in Belgium were mapped between 1947 and 1991 and the maps were published at a 1:20 000 scale. Because the European Union requires now a harmonization of different national soil classification systems, the regional authorities of Flanders and Wallonia commissioned a study to elaborate a methodology for converting the legend of the Soil Map of Belgium into WRB, the common soil classification system within the EU.