Distribution of Major Soil Types
Entry ID: FAOd0018_148

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Summary
Abstract: This CD-ROM is released in conjunction with World Soil Resources Reports No.
94: "Lecture Notes on the Major Soils of the World". In addition to the
complete (hyperlinked) text of the book, it contains many additional pictures,
a slideshow with a virtual tour of soils and landscapes and a typical soil
profile for each of the thirty reference soil groups of the World Reference
Base for Soil Resources. In total more than 550 slides and pictures illustrate
the lecture notes.

http://www.fao.org/icatalog/search/dett.asp?aries_id=102985
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Description: Global Soil and Terrain Database (WORLD-SOTER)

The goal of the Global Soil and Terrain Database (WORLD-SOTER) is to provide
sound soil and terrain resources information on a global scale(1:5 Million).
Users include global and continental models to simulate food production
potentials, climatic change, river flow simulation, livestock distribution,
research priorities, land constraint and (very) general land management advice.

Another goal of the database is to provide an educational tool to the Soil
Science Community. To provide harmonized norms for soil mapping, soil
classification, soil analysis and interpretation of soil resources information.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Major Soils of the World
Dataset Publisher: FAO, United Nations
Online Resource: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/lwdms.stm#cd19
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Public
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Land and Water Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/
Dataset ID: FAO18

Data Center Personnel
Name: FREDDY NACHTERGAELE
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
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
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-02-07
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