ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (ver. 3.1)
Entry ID: ISRIC_WISE_GlobalProfileDataSet_ver3_1

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Summary
Abstract: Version 3.1 of the ISRIC-WISE database (WISE3) was compiled from a wide range of soil profile data collected by many soil professionals worldwide. All profiles have been harmonized with respect to the original Legend (1974) and Revised Legend (1988) of FAO-Unesco. Thereby, the primary soil data ─ and any secondary data derived from them ─ can be linked using GIS to the spatial units of the digitized Soil Map of the World as well as more recent digital Soil and Terrain (SOTER) databases through the soil legend code.

WISE3 holds selected attribute data for some 10,250 soil profiles, with some 47,800 horizons, from 149 countries. Individual profiles have been sampled, described, and analyzed according to methods and standards in use in the originating countries. There is no uniform set of properties for which all profiles have analytical data, generally because only selected measurements were planned during the original surveys. Methods used for laboratory determinations of specific soil properties vary between laboratories and over time; sometimes, results for the same property cannot be compared directly. WISE3 will inevitably include gaps, being a compilation of legacy soil data derived from traditional soil survey, which can be of a taxonomic, geographic, and soil analytical nature. As a result, the amount of data available for modelling is sometimes much less than expected. Adroit use of the data, however, will permit a wide range of agricultural and environmental applications at a global and continental scale (1:500 000 and broader).

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: View project home page; download documentation and (zipped) data set.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Niels H. Batjes
Dataset Title: ISRIC-WISE -- Global Soil Profile Data (ver. 3.1)
Dataset Release Date: 2009-01-09
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: ver. 3.1
Data Presentation Form: MSAccess tables (zipped)
Other Citation Details: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.pdf
Online Resource: http://www.isric.nl/isric/CheckRegistration.aspx?dataset=8


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1925-01-10
Stop Date: 2005-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND


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 >NITROGEN    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [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 >NITROGEN    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS    [Definition]


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


Quality
The data set's lineage is described in:
Batjes NH 2008. ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (Ver. 3.1). Report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen, 59p (with dataset) [http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.pdf]


Access Constraints
See: Data usage and citation (http://www.isric.org/UK/About+ISRIC/Services/Data+Supply/Citation.h...

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.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
ISRIC - World Soil Information


Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.isric.org
Dataset ID: ISRIC_WISE_GlobalProfileDataSet_ver3_1

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: About 4 Mb zipped; 20 Mb unzipped
Distribution_Format: MSAccess
Fees: n/a


Personnel
NIELS H. BATJES
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


Publications/References
1) Current data set (WISE ver. 3.1):

Batjes NH 2008. ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (Ver. 3.1). Report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (with dataset). (http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.pdf)

Batjes NH 2009. Harmonized soil profile data for applications at global and continental scales: updates to the WISE database. Soil Use and Management 25 (accepted 08/01/2009)

2) Earlier versions:

Batjes, N.H., 1997. A world data set of derived soil properties by FAO-UNESCO soil unit for global modelling. Soil Use and Management, 13: 9-16.

Batjes, N.H., 2002. A homogenized soil profile data set for global and regional environmental research (WISE version 1.1). ISRIC Report 2002/01, International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), Wageningen

Batjes, N.H. and Bridges, E.M., 1994. Potential emissions of radiatively active gases from soil to atmosphere with special reference to methane: development of a global database (WISE). Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(D8): 16479-16489.

Batjes, N.H., Bridges, E.M. and Nachtergaele, F.O., 1995. World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials: development of a global soil data base of process-controlling factors. In: S. Peng, K.T. Ingram, H.U. Neue and L.H. Ziska (Editors), Climate Change and Rice. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 102-115.

3) Examples of studies that use WISE-derived data may be found at:
http://www.isric.org/UK/About+ISRIC/Projects/Track+Record/WISE+appl...

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-30

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