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Soil Maps of the United States of America (EuDASM)

Abstract: The Institute of Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES) in the European Commission and ISRIC - World Soil Information initiated the European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM) in 2004, realizing the urgency to conserve the information on existing soil maps at regional-, national and global scale (see:

The 230+ maps for the United States of America in this EuDASM collection were scanned from ISRIC's World Data Centre for Soils holdings; maps are presented full scale, with thumbnail pictures and meta-data to permit user-friendly navigation.
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Description: View EuDASM project home page; provides information about EuDASM, publications and access to soil maps.

Description: Access EuDASM maps through the ISRIC - World Soil Library.
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Caption:  EuDASM data for the United States of America
Description:  The maps from the ISRIC for the USA, more than 230, were scanned using a CONTEX Wide format colour scanner (FSC 6040 CHROMA). The scanned maps were stored at 150-200 dpi in JPEG compressed format. Further processing of the digital maps was carried out using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: 30.0   E: -30.0   W: -170.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 3000

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selvarajdou S-K, Montanarella L, Spaargaren O and Dent D
Dataset Title: EuDASM - Soil maps of the United States of America
Dataset Release Date: 20061001
Dataset Release Place: Luxembourg
Dataset Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Data Presentation Form: jpg-format
Other Citation Details: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1930-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: Includes small scale (< 1:1 000 000) and detailed (> 1:20 000) maps
ISO Topic Category
Quality See for the data set's lineage
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.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: niels.batjes at
Contact Address:
ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
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Distribution Media: Internet (downloadable data )
Distribution Format: jpg
Fees: n/a
Phone: 0039-0332-785574
Email: panos.panagos at
Contact Address:
E. fermi 2749
City: Ispra
Country: Italy
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For EuDASm-related publications see:
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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