Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (version 1.0) - scale 1:2 million (SOTERSAF)Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTERSAF_primary_ver1
Abstract: The Soil and Terrain database for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF version 1.0), at scale 1:2 million, include the spatial and soil attribute data for 8 Southern African countries. The SOTERSAF database was compiled using the existing soil information and following the SOTER methodology of the 1:1 million scale with respect to pedon attribute data storage.
The data (SOTERSAF) were compiled in the framework of the ongoing activities of ISRIC, FAO and UNEP to update the world's baseline information on natural resources in SOTER.The project involved collaboration with national soil institutes from the countries in the region as well as individual experts.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Koos Dijkshoorn, Vincent van Engelen,
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTERSAF (version 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Data Presentation Form: ArcInfo export format and MS Access databaseOnline Resource: http://www.isric.nl/isric/CheckRegistration.aspx?dataset=18
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Please note that any use of these data should be acknowledged to the Bureau of Meteorology. Apart from the purposes of study, research, criticism and review, no part of these data may be reproduced, or redistributed for any commercial purposes, or distributed to a third party for such purpose, without written permission from the Director of Meteorology.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-12-14