Superficial deposits

Dataset

Sediment data show mainly the prevalence of soil types covering the bedrock surface. Most of the soils were formed during and after the last ice age. The data shows only the soil that dominates in the upper meters of the terrain surface. Thick and thin layers by other soils may occur further down in the soil profile.

Specific usage

The dataset can be used as basis for decision making in the overall land-use and environmental planning, vulnerability analysis, assessment of ground conditions, and groundwater and infiltration potential. Sediment data in scale range of 1: 250,000 is intended to provide a regional overview. In municipal planning for example, there is a need for more detailed soil data and data mapped in scale 1: 50,000 or better may be used.

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Contact information

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Contact metadata:
Janne Grete Wesche, metadataansvarlig@ngu.no – Geological Survey of Norway

Contact owner:
Astrid Lyså, Astrid.Lysa@ngu.no – Geological Survey of Norway

Contact publisher:
Bobo Nordahl, Bo.Nordahl@ngu.no – Geological Survey of Norway

Distribution

Spatial representation: Vector

Format:
  • FGDB 10.2
  • Shape 10.2
  • SOSI 4.5
  • FGDB 10.2
  • Shape 10.2
  • SOSI 4.5
  • FGDB 10.2
  • Shape 10.2
  • SOSI 4.5

Distribution type: Geonorge download

Units of distribution: Country, Municipality

Reference systems:
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 35, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM Zone 35, 2d
  • WGS84 Geografisk

Constraints

Use limitations: Sediment data (superficial deposits) in scale range of 1: 250,000 is intended to provide a regional overview. In municipal planning for example, there is a need for more detailed soil data and data mapped in scale 1: 50,000 or better may be used.

Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Licence: Norsk lisens for offentlige data (NLOD)

Help

The data set also include the attribute InfiltrationCapasity (INFILT) and GroundwaterPotensial (GRUNNVANN) for the LosmasseFlate object type. Definition of INFILT: The attributes of the soil in relation to infiltrating and cleansing waste water. Definition of GRUNNVANN: The potential of the superficial deposits to contain ground water resources. Derived themes based on the attributes of the type of superficial deposit.

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