Community soil texture
Community soil pH
Community soil photographs

Community soil property observations

Community soil texture observations

Users of the UK Soil Observatory and the mySoil mobile app are engaging in citizen science to build up a community soils dataset. They are crowdsourcing information about the soil properties in their area, sending photographs and measurements to gather vital new information on soil science and helping to improve soil maps of the UK.

Users can provide details of their own soil, indicating their location (via a number of possible methods), send a photograph, provide a description, and send details of soil texture and pH. It is hoped that these crowdsourced records can be used to validate and improve our own data holdings and lead to the creation of new community data products.

So far, over 2000 soil property contributions have been received from this growing community of citizen soil scientists.

Click on a gallery image to discover further information about the soil property data collected by the users of the UK Soil Observatory and the mySoil mobile app.