Soil and Terrain Database for Nepal (version 1.0) - scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Nepal)
Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTER_Nepal_primary

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Summary
Abstract: The Soil and Terrain database for Nepal primary data (version 1.0), at scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Nepal). SOTER_Nepal is generalized from the original Soils and Terrain database of Nepal at scale 1:50,000 compiled by FAO and Nepal's Survey Dept. The SOTER_Nepal database provides generalized information on landform and soil properties at a scale 1:1 million. It consists of 17 SOTER units, characterized by 56 representative and four synthetic profiles for which there are no measured soil data. The SOTER database includes also attribute data of 99 profiles initially selected as references to soil components that have already a representative profile.

SOTER forms a part of the ongoing activities of ISRIC and FAO 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: 30.5 S: 26.5  E: 88.5  W: 80.0
 Min Altitude: 60  Max Altitude: 8880

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Koos Dijkshoorn
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain Database for Nepal (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTER_Nepal (version 1.0)
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 > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > NEPAL


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 >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]
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]
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:

Dijkshoorn JA and Huting JRM 2009. Soil and terrain database for Nepal. Report 2009/01 (available through: http://www.isric.org ), ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (29 p. with data set)

To be downloaded from:
http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2009_01.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
Survey Department of Nepal, Kathmandu


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

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: 23 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 and Huting JRM 2009. Soil and terrain database for Nepal. Report 2009/01 (available through: http://www.isric.org ), ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (29 p. with data set)
http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2009_01.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...

Carson B, Shah PB and Maharjan PB 1986. Land Systems Report, the soil landscapes of Nepal, HMG of Nepal Land Resource Mapping Project carried out by Kenting Earth Sciences Limited, Kathmandu, Nepal

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09

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