The Digital Soil Mapping Scientific Expertise Centre (SEC) brings together teams from Lisah, InfoSol, UR Sols, EcoSys, SAS, Onera and BRGM that develop mapping of sustained properties of soils, intended for scientists and players responsible for public policies.

The product resulting from the Digital soil mapping CES has a scale from 30 to 100 m and covers France and smaller territories (regions, watersheds).

The data used are multispectral and superspectral data (Sentinel 2), soil data, digital elevation models (DEM), hyperspectral data (EnMAP, HYPXIM) and airborne gamma-radiometric data.


  • 2016: Operation of the algorithm incubator
  • GlobalSoilMap in the pilot regions: Centre, Languedoc-Roussillon, etc.
  • 2017-18: GlobalSoilMap coverage for all of France + methodology guide


Site du CES Cartographie Numérique des Sols :


Philippe Lagacherie
INRAE | Lisah