View a map of the soil in your local area, retrieve descriptions of the soil depth, texture, pH, soil temperature, organic matter content and dominant habitats across the UK.

European users can view a map of the soil parent material and access soil depth, texture and dominant habitats.

Build up a community of soil information by sending us photos and details about your soil.

Search on places, then click on the map and reveal a description the soil beneath your feet.

mySoil is for anyone with an interest in the soil in Europe including gardeners and vegetable growers, allotment owners, farmers and agricultural specialists, schools and colleges, environmentalists and landuse planners.

Supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), mySoil combines soil information from the British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the Met Office. Discover more about our soil research at the UK Soil Observatory -

What's New

Version 3.0

Optimised and modernised for the latest iOS version
Translations for Welsh (system language)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Big Willy 007 ,

A specialist gem

Not everybody wants to know about soils as they travel the country, but if you do this is a gem of a companion. The soil descriptions are not hugely detailed, but the boundaries between types are, and it is often that change that provides the curiosity. If you have any interest in soils beyond your own backyard, this is a no-brainer to add to your toolbox.

Weenill ,

Brilliant App

It's a amazing what's on the internet and having all this information at your fingertips for free wow!
Anyone interested in soil whether it is a gardener, farmer or environmental consultant can find out the soil they're standing on.

Dave Highland ,

A great tool

I am taking a course on Critical Zone Science which involves a fair amount of fieldwork. Using the Soil App in conjunction with the BGS iGeology App makes life a lot easier, especially if you are not a specialist in these fields.


Natural Environment Research Council
50.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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