Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.0)
Entry ID: Harmonized_World_Soil_Database_v1

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Summary
Abstract: The Harmonized World Soil Database is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 15000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, ISRIC-WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5 000 000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO, 1971-1981).

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Caption:  Major FAO soil groups of the World
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC
Dataset Title: Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 20080601
Dataset Release Place: Laxenburg (Austria)
Dataset Publisher: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Version: ver. 1.0
Data Presentation Form: dataset with viewer
Other Citation Details: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/luc07/External-World-soil-database/HWSD_Documentation.pdf
Online Resource: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/luc07/External-World-soil-datab...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-03
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Quality The data set's lineage is described in:

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC 2008. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.0), Prepared by Nachtergaele FO, van Velthuizen H, Verelst L, Batjes NH, Djjkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP, Fischer G, Jones A, Montanarella L., Petri M, Prieler S, Teixeira E, Wiberg D and Xuezheng Shi. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), ISRIC - World Soil Information, Institute of Soil Science - Chinese Academy of Sciences (IISCAS), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), Laxenburg, Austria ( http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/luc07/External-World-soil-datab... ).
Access Constraints © 2008 COPYRIGHT FAO, IIASA, ISRIC, ISSCAS, JRC

All rights reserved. No part of this Harmonized World Soil Database may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means for resale or other commercial purposes without written permission of the copyright holders. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other noncommercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged.
Use Constraints © 2008 COPYRIGHT FAO, IIASA, ISRIC, ISSCAS, JRC

All rights reserved. No part of this Harmonized World Soil Database may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means for resale or other commercial purposes without written permission of the copyright holders. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other noncommercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.isric.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NIELS H. BATJES
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: niels.batjes at wur.nl
Contact Address:
ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
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Distribution
Distribution Media: on-line
Distribution Size: 46 Mb zipped, 1.8 Gb unzipped
Distribution Format: data set (mdb) and viewer
Fees: n/a
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 570 54888
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: freddy.nachtergaele at fao.org
Contact Address:
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
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Publications/References
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC 2008. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.0), Prepared by Nachtergaele FO, van Velthuizen H, Verelst L, Batjes NH, Djjkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP, Fischer G, Jones A, Montanarella L., Petri M, Prieler S, Teixeira E, Wiberg D and Xuezheng Shi. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), ISRIC - World Soil Information, Institute of Soil Science - Chinese Academy of Sciences (IISCAS), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), Laxenburg, Austria (available at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/luc07/External-World-soil-datab... ).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-11-13
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