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SOTER data model v1.0

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...

Soil and Terrain database of the Republic of Malawi

, JGB Leenaars, JRM Huting & B Kempen
This report describes the methodology that was used to compile the national Soil and Terrain (SOTER) database for the Republic of Malawi at scale 1:1,000,000. The GIS database provides generalized information on landform, parent material and soil conditions in digital format. The base information used to compile the database, including information on physiography, soils, agro-climate, land use and vegetation, was derived from the Land Resources Evaluation Project of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the...

WoSIS snapshot - September 2019

Niels H. Batjes, Eloi Ribeiro & Ad van Oostrum
This data set provides a 'snapshot' of the complement of standardised soil profile datsa served from WoSIS (World Soil Information Service) as of September 2019. It comprises 196,498 geo-referenced profiles originating from 173 countries. They represent over 832 thousand soil layers (or horizons), and over 5.8 million records. The actual number of observations for each property varies (greatly) between profiles and with depth, this generally depending on the objectives of the initial soil sampling programmes....

SOTER data model v2.0

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...

Data and Software Policy

Rik Van Den Bosch & Niels H. Batjes
This data and software policy describes the policy of ISRIC - World Soil Information (hereinafter referred to as ISRIC) with respect to the management and citation of data, as well the access and use of software developed by ISRIC. It consists of the following sections: Preamble; Principles for Data Sharing; Data Repository; Specific Terms and Conditions, which includes a section for 1) Data Providers and 2) Data Users; Software Policy; Data Citation; and, Disclaimer. The...

Soil and Terrain Database for Malawi (SOTER_MW)

J.A. Dijkshoorn, J.G.B. Leenaars, J. Huting & B. Kempen
The Soil and Terrain database for Malawi (SOTER_MW,ver. 1.0), at scale 1:1 million, was compiled based on the soil map of Malawi at scale 1:250,000 (compiled by the Land Resources Evaluation Project) that was complemented with soil boundary information from the provisional soil map at scale 1:1 million. The 90m SRTM-DEM was used to define the various landform types of the SOTER units and also to adjust their boundaries. The SOTER map units were attributed...

Overview of procedures and standards in use at ISRIC WDC-Soils

Niels H. Batjes
This report serves to give an overview of main procedures and standards in use at ISRIC – World Soil Information, regular member of the ICSU World Data System. These cover the whole data life cycle from field sampling to serving quality-assessed soil data to the world community. Consistent procedures and de facto standards are used to screen (QA/QC) and standardise respectively harmonise the wide range of soil-related data that have been shared with us for...

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...

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.

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...

ISRIC Data and Software Policy

Rik van den Bosch & Niels H. Batjes
This data and software policy describes the policy of ISRIC - World Soil Information (hereinafter referred to as ISRIC) with respect to the management and citation of data, as well the access and use of software developed by ISRIC. It consists of the following sections: Preamble; Principles for Data Sharing; Data Repository; Specific Terms and Conditions, which includes a section for 1) Data Providers and 2) Data Users; Software Policy; Data Citation; and, Disclaimer. The...

Overview of procedures and standards in use at ISRIC WDC-Soils

Niels H. Batjes
This report serves to give an overview of main procedures and standards in use at ISRIC – World Soil Information, regular member of the ICSU World Data System. These cover the whole data life cycle from field sampling to serving quality-assessed soil data to the world community. Consistent procedures and de facto standards are used to screen (QA/QC) and standardise respectively harmonise the wide range of soil-related data that have been shared with us for...

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...

Report of the International Workshop on Mapping and Monitoring to Support Land Degradation Neutrality at Global, National and Local Level

Jan De Leeuw, Maria Muck, Antje Hecheltjen, Fenny Van Egmond &
Abstract: This report describes the results of the international workshop on mapping and monitoring to support Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) at global, national and local level, which was organized at GIZ Bonn, Germany on the 8th and 9th of October 2018. The workshop brought together 57 participants from 18 countries with the aim to review current use and best practice of earth observation data in mapping and monitoring processes relevant to LDN, to identify constraints...

Standardised soil profile data for the world (WoSIS, July 2016 snapshot)

E. Ribeiro, Niels H. Batjes, J. Mendes De Jesus, J. Leenaars, A. Van Oostrum & E. Ribeiro
This data set is a permanent snapshot of quality-assessed and standardized soil profile (point) data served from the ISRIC World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), as of July 2016. Citation: Batjes, N.H. et al. (2016). Standardised soil profile data for the world (WoSIS, July 2016 snapshot), http:\\dx.doi.org\10.17027\isric-wdcsoils.20160003. Supplement to: Batjes, N.H., Ribeiro, E., van Oostrum, A., Leenaars, J., and Jesus de Mendes, J. (2016): WoSIS: Serving standardised soil profile data for the world, Earth System Science...

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