Geological Surveys in Europe maintain extensive information about the properties of rocks and derived material close to the surface. Unfortunately, this information is not readily available and is hardly harmonised. The first version of EGDI serves a map of soil regions in Europe in scale 1: 5M (EUSR5000). The mission of the Soil Resources – Superficial Deposits Task Force under EuroGeoSurveys is to compile and harmonise data about the surface-close parent material for soil development and other process such as ground water production, which will be included in EGDI in the future.