The ENVIBASE-Project

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All the cities have maps on geology, litology and/or pedology, at least with the FAO classification for agricultural purposes, but these maps are generally not very detailed (too large a scale) and show topics of marginal interest for the planning purposes in urban areas.

But the urban areas’ problems concerning soil have been taken into consideration and studied from quite different points of view:

The basic map for the topic soil has shown to be the soil sealing map, as it points out an omni-present problem and is also needed to derive other environmental information. The information from this map has been elaborated by the EIS Berlin to deduct the maps of flow off, ground water regeneration rate and climatic functions in the urban area.

Indications for the most commonly produced and important maps/results for an Environmental Information System

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