Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0.
Entry ID: Africa_Soil_Profiles_Database_Ver1_0

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Summary
Abstract: The Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0, was compiled by ISRIC - World Soil Information as a project activity for the Globally integrated- Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project (www.africasoils.net/data/legacyprofile).

The Africa Soil Profiles Database is a compilation of georeferenced and standardized legacy soil profile data for Sub-Saharan Africa. Version 1.0 (April 2012) ... View entire text

Purpose: The purpose of the georeferenced Africa Soil Profiles data is to serve as input to prediction modelling, relating spatial soil data to spatial covariates, for producing evidence-based soil property maps. The data can also serve to inform conventional area-class mapping approaches as well as study of Africa soil. Basically, the database is a repository of soil profile data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 20.0   S: -35.0   E: 52.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Leenaars, J.G.B (Johan)
Dataset Title: Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0.
Dataset Release Date: April 2012
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: 1.0
Online Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1938-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON Parameter Definition
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Quality The data quality varies, in accordance with the very nature of legacy soil data. The perceived reliability or quality of the data is subjectively rated, at the profile level, 1-4 (high-low).

For details see: http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/isric_report_2012_03.pdf
Access Constraints Materials developed by ISRIC are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of such materials for educational or non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of materials for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Director, ISRIC - World Soil Information, PO Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, the Netherlands or by e-mail to soil.isric@wur.nl.
Use Constraints Materials developed by ISRIC are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of such materials for educational or non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of materials for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Director, ISRIC - World Soil Information, PO Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, the Netherlands or by e-mail to soil.isric@wur.nl.
Data Set Progress
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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
Distribution
Distribution Media: PDF
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: johan.leenaars at wur.nl
Contact Address:
ISRIC - World Soil Information
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: PO box 353, 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Publications/References
Leenaars JGB 2012. Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0. A compilation of geo-referenced and standardized legacy soil profile data for Sub Saharan Africa (with dataset). ISRIC report 2012/03. Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project and ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen, the Netherlands

PDF (12mb): http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/isric_report_2012_03.pdf

DATA (25mb):
http://www.isric.org/system/files/private/datasets/AfSP01Qry_ISRIC.zip
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09
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