Soil and Terrain Database Soil for China primary data (version 1.0) - scale 1:1 million (SOTER_China)
Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTER_China_primary

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Summary
Abstract: The Soil and Terrain database for China primary data (version 1.0), at scale 1:1 million (SOTER_China), was compiled of enhanced soil information within the framework of the FAO's program of Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA). The primary database was compiled using the SOTER methodology. The SOTER unit delineation was based on a raster format of the soil map of China, correlated and converted to FAO’s Revised Legend (1988), in combination with a SOTER landform characterization derived from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) 90 m digital elevation model (DEM). Reference profiles for the dominant soil of the SOTER units has been directly linked to the polygons.

SOTER forms a part of the ongoing activities of ISRIC, FAO and UNEP to update the world's baseline information on natural resources.The project involved collaboration with national soil institutes from the countries in the region as well as individual experts.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: View project homepage: download documentation and (zipped) dataset.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 54.0 S: 18.0  E: 135.0  W: 74.0
 Min Altitude: -154 (TURPAN PENDI)  Max Altitude: 8850 (MT. EVEREST)

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Koos Dijkshoorn, Jan Huting
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain database for China (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTER_China (version1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcMap9.x, ArcView3.x and MS Access database
Online Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CALCIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CALCIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Quality
Background information is given in:

Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP and Huting JRM 2008. Soil and landform properties for LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/06 and GLADA report 2008/03, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen. To be downloaded from: http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_06.pdf


Access Constraints
ISRIC - World Soil Information is pleased to make available a range of soil geographic and attribute data. Our databases were compiled using uniform methods (e.g., ISIS, SOTER, WISE). Strict quality-control measures were applied in developing the various databases but ISRIC does not warrant that the data are error free. Incomplete characterization data were available for many soil profiles because only selected measurements were undertaken during the original surveys. You are welcome to use the databases but you should be aware that the assessment of the accuracy and applicability of each dataset is strictly a USER RESPONSIBILITY; ISRIC takes no responsibility for problems that may arise from use of the databases. ISRIC requests you to acknowledge use of our data. This allows us to gauge the interest and usefulness of our services. Please refer to the data set documentation for suggested form of acknowledgement and citation. We kindly request that you send us two reprints of any publication that uses data received from ISRIC - World Soil Information. This will help us to determine the type and level of use of the data we distribute.


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.org.


Keywords
measured soil data
primary soil data


Originating Center
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing China


Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.isric.org
Dataset ID: ISRIC_SOTERLAC_primary_ver2

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: Internet (downloadable data )
Distribution_Size: 51 Mb (zipped)
Fees: n/a


Personnel
KOOS (JA) DIJKSHOORN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: koos.dijkshoorn at wur.nl
Contact Address:
POBox 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700AJ
Country: Netherlands


VINCENT VAN ENGELEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +31-317-483735
Fax: + 31 317 471700
Email: vincent.vanengelen at wur.nl
Contact Address:
ISRIC World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: NETHERLANDS


Publications/References
Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP and Huting JRM 2008. Soil and landform properties for LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/06 and GLADA report 2008/03, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen. http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_06.pdf

Huting JRM, Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP 2008. GIS procedures for mapping SOTER landform for the LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/04 and GLADA report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_04.pdf

van Engelen VWP and Wen TT 1995. Global and national Soil and Terrain Digital Database (SOTER) Procedures Manual. ISRIC-World Soil Information.
http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/SOTER_Procedures_Manual_199...

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09

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