Soils of the Lake Chad Region (GIS Coverage)Entry ID: NBId0144_101
Abstract: New-ID: NBI144
The soils dataset of Lake Chad region.
Documentation of the Soils Dataset of Lake Chad Region
Files: SOILNEW.E00 Code:
The E00 file is in Arc/info format and should be imported with the
Arc/Info command Import cover In-Filename Out-Filename. This soil
dataset is ... part of the Lake Chad Database that covers parts of 7
countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic
(CAR), Libya and Sudan and is based on the UNEP/FAO/ESRI (Africa)
Database. It was developed by UNEP/GRID, on behalf of the UNEP/Fresh
Water Unit for the Lake Chad Commission on Sustainable Development.
This datasets are based on the 1977 FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World
(Topographic) at a scale of 1:5000000 in Miller Oblated Stereographic
projection and the DMA Navigation and Planning Charts (various dates:
1976-1982) and the National Geographic Atlas of the World (1975).
Contact : UNEP/GRID-Nairobi, P O Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
FAO, Soil Resources, Management ......, 00100, Rome, Italy.
ESRI, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373, USA
File SOILNEW represents FOA soil classes
File PEDOLOGY shows Pedogenic processes, regimes, indicator and severity class.
File TXTSLP having items VEG and TYPE should represent texture and slope
File SOILS.E00 has only tics and study extent (mape) only.
ESRI. Final Report UNEP/FAO World and Africa GIS data base (1984).Internal
Publication from ESRI, FAO and UNEP
FAO/UNESCO. Soil Map of the World (1977). Scale 1:5000000. UNESCO, Paris
DMA Topographic Maps of Africa (various dates). Scale 1:2000000.
Source : FAO Soil Map of the World and DMA Topographic Maps of Africa.
Publication Date : Dec 1988
Projection : Miller (Arc/Info commands revmil and ADJUST change to
Type : Polygon
Format : Arc/Info Export non-compressed
Keywords: slope, soil, soil texture
Associate files: : All Lake Chad Datasets eg. SCALE.E00 is scale bar for
(Click for Interactive Map)
Access Constraints Public
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Head, Data and Information Management Section Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) United Nations Environment Programme P. O. Box 30552
Postal Code: 00100
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-11