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World Soil Information Service (WoSIS) - Towards the standardization and harmonization of world soil data. Procedures Manual 2018

Niels H. Batjes Eloi Ribeiro
To better address the growing demand for soil information ISRIC - World Soil Information has developed a centralized database for the shared benefit of the international community. This database, hereafter referred to as WoSIS (World Soil Information Service), has been designed in such a way that, in principle, any type of soil data (point, polygon, and grid) may be accommodated. However, WoSIS will only provide quality-assessed data in a consistent format, with detailed information on...

SOTER data model v2.0

ISRIC
Provides a link to the landing page for the ´SOTER data model v2.0´. This is an empty MsAccess (R) database that may be used to compile a Soil and Terrain Database (SOTER) for a specific country or region. A SOTER database is composed of a map (in GIS polygon format) that delineates the SOTER map units and a set of tables in a relational database with terrain and soil data. The information in the tables...

Review of possible information platforms for CIRCASA’s Knowledge Information System

Niels H. Batjes
ISRIC prepared a technical report specifying key requirements for developing a KIS ( knowledge information system) for the EU H2020 CIRCASA project; in this approach, a new comprehensive platform would essentially have to be developed. Pragmatically, however, there are already several operational platforms that could be used as basis for the upcoming KIS. This report aims to provide a brief review of such platforms to inform the decision process.

ISRIC Highlights 2016-2017

N.H. Batjes & R. Van Den Bosch
ISRIC’s most important work in relation to collaborative projects on “Food security”, “Sustainable land Management and Land degradation neutrality” and “Mitigation and adaptation to climate change” is summarised in our Highlights for 2016-2017. We have refined our medium-term strategy, which included redefining our mission statement and structuring our four work streams: soil standards and reference; soil information brokering; building an effective user community; and co-production of derived products. A key event in 2017 has been...

SOTER data model v1.0

ISRIC
Provides a link to the landing page for the ´SOTER data model v1.0´. This is an empty MsAccess (R) database that may be used to compile a Soil and Terrain Database (SOTER) for a specific country or region. A SOTER database is composed of a map (in GIS polygon format) that delineates the SOTER map units and a set of tables in a relational database with terrain and soil data. The information in the table...

How well is the WDC-Soils serving its user groups?

Niels H. Batjes & Rik Van Den Bosch
Soil is an important provider of ecosystem services, yet it remains one of the least developed data layers in global land models and uncertainties are large. In this context, there is a pressing need for improved, quality-assessed soil information at multiple scale levels. ISRIC - World Soil Information (WDC-Soils) has a mission to serve the international community as custodian of global soil data and information, and to increase awareness and understanding of soils in major...

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