Soil and geology

Soil and geology set the conditions for many landscape activities, including agriculture. The main soil data set consists of 55.000 soil samples and is typically not publicly available. This data is the basis for the soil map (newest 2019 version) is available from agricultural ministries Farming GIS (Landbrugs GIS) page or the direct link

Geology is available from The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) the primary data set is in this connection to the substrata map (Jordartskort)

Som key literature on danish soil and geology data sets

Greve, Mogens & Breuning-Madsen, Henrik. (1999). Soil Mapping in Denmark. 9. (

Adhikari, Kabindra. (2013). Soil mapping in Denmark using digital soil mapping Techniques.

NLES5 : an empirical model for predicting nitrate leaching from the root zone of agricultural land in Denmark. / Børgesen, Christen Duus; Sørensen, Peter; Blicher-Mathiesen, Gitte et al. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitet – DCA – Nationalt Center for Fødevarer og Jordbrug, 2020. 120 s. (DCA rapport; Nr. 163).