Soil and Terrain Database of Central Africa - SOTERCAF - (Democratic Republic of Congo 1:2 million and Burundi and Rwanda 1:1 million scale)
Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTERCAF_primary_VER1

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Summary
Abstract: The Soil and Terrrain database of Central Africa (SOTERCAF, version 1.0) was compiled at scale 1:2 million for the Democratic Republic of Congo and at scale 1:1 million for Rwanda and Burundi. The SOTERCAF compilation has been a joint collaboration of the Soil Science Laboratory of the University of Ghent, Belgium and ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen under contract with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Further assistance is provided by the Department BIOT of the Hogeschool Gent, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren) and data holders in the Democratic Republic Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. The project started in September 2005 by deriving physiographic units from SRTM grid data based on SOTER landform definitions. The database was completed in July 2006 after combining the physiographic layer with the lithology and soils layer. The border harmonization with the SOTERSAF database was finalized November 2006.

SOTERCAF 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: 5.386098 S: -13.455676  E: 31.305758  W: 12.206631

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vincent van Engelen, Ann Verdoodt, Koos Dijkshoorn, Eric Van Ramst
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain database of Central Africa , (DR of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda) (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTERCAF (version 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcInfo export format and MS Access database
Online Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > BURUNDI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC


Data Resolution


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


Project
SOTERPROGRAM >SOTER - Soil and Terrain Database Programme    [Information]


Quality
Background information is given in:

van Engelen VWP, Verdoodt A, Dijkshoorn JA and Van Ranst E 2006. Soil and Terrain Database of Central Africa (DR of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda). Report 2006/07, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen.

To be downloaded from:
http://www.isric.org/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2006_07.pdf


Access Constraints
ISRIC kindly requests 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.

ISRIC requests you to acknowledge use of our data; this will allow us to gauge the interest and usefulness of our services. Please refer to the dataset documentation for suggested form of acknowledgement and correct citation.


Keywords
measured soil data
primary soil data


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: 5 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
van Engelen VWP, Verdoodt A, Dijkshoorn JA and Van Ranst E 2006. Soil and Terrain Database of Central Africa (DR of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda). Report 2006/07, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen.
http://www.isric.org/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2006_07.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: 2007-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09

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