WOSSAC®

World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue

Welcome to WOSSAC

Service charges

WOSSAC Users may require additional services related to the archive from Cranfield University. The indicative prices for these services, subject to review, are indicated below:

Courier Services and Materials Transfer Costs

To dispatch an average size duplicated report and/or a folded duplicate map and/or CD-ROM via a courier service. Cranfield University use the courier TNT. The courier service is subject to TNT’s terms and conditions.

Indicative Prices GPB Sterling
Next day UK service: £ 35.00
Same day UK service: £ 75.00

Costs for outsize items and International courier services are available on request. Note that original items cannot be transferred, this service relates only to duplicate copies. Duplication costs are listed below. Smaller packages may be dispatched by Royal Mail at their appropriate standard First Class rates.

Small Size Scanning Services

To scan report and map items from the WOSSAC Archive, creating a digital impression saved to an ISO CD_ROM. This media will then be mailed or transmitted electronically to the recipient when completed. Courier and Mailing costs are listed above.

Service GPB Sterling
A4 Textual Reports: £ 50.00 / each 50 pages ISO A4 or part thereof

All page impressions are scanned to 1 bit depth, black and white TIF format images with the whole then converted to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Reasonable effort shall be made to capture coloured pages in an appropriate colour raster image format. Pages larger that A4 may be supplied in A4 parts.

Large Size Scanning and Plotting Services

To scan and plot large format copies of report and map items from the WOSSAC Archive, creating a digital impression if required, saved to an ISO CD_ROM. This media will then be mailed or transmitted electronically to the recipient when completed. Courier and Mailing costs are listed above.

Service GPB Sterling
Scanning up to A0 Map size: £ 40.00 / sheet

Map sheets up to ISO A0 shall be scanned to 24 bit depth colour compressed TIFF format.

Plotting can be undertaken up to A0 in size on a range of media types, costed as follows:

Service GPB Sterling
A0 Heavy Coated paper: £ 55.00 / sheet
A0 High-gloss Photo paper: £ 60 / sheet
A0 Film: £ 65 / sheet
A0 Tracing paper: £ 55 / sheet

Discounts for multiplescans and plotted copies are available. Courier and Mailing costs are listed above.

Photocopying Services

Photocopy facilities are available for WOSSAC users for a page impression cost as specified by Cranfield University library. Monochrome (ISO A4/A3) and colour (ISO A4) copying facilities are available.

Monochrome Copying GPB Sterling
A4 0.04 p / sheet
A3 0.06 p / sheet
Colour Copying GPB Sterling
A4 0.40 p / sheet
A3 0.80 p / sheet

These prices are based upon a visitor to the archive undertaking the copying themselves at Silsoe. All prices given here are subject to change at the discretion of Cranfield University. Other services can be priced as required on request. Such example services include GIS image georectification, photocopying and binding and colour plotting to ISO A0.

GIS, Database and Related Services

Cranfield University can offer a range of GIS and data processing options for users of the WOSSAC archive. Services and prices are available on request. Examples of GIS work include image georectification, data format conversion, geoprocessing and custom map and poster production up to A0 size, lamination and binding.

A further service offered on request involves WOSSAC staff undertaking custom archive searches and reviews of a given topic or locale and reporting findings and recommendations.

Soil Sample - Storage and Handling

Alongside, and associated with WOSSAC, Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, operate a professionally managed soil archive and store. This facility is where the soil samples associated with the production of the National Soil Map of England and Wales are held, along with many thousands of other soil samples associated with the Institute's activities. This facility is now made open also to those scientific communities who wish to have their own survey samples stored in a secure location.

Storage of soil samples within Cranfield's WOSSAC facility is currently costed, subject to contract, as follows:

Service GPB Sterling
Soil Samples - Storage and Handling. Prices exclude shipping costs and will be reviewed on a 24-month basis: £ 200.00 per m3 per quarter