Soil and Terrain database of Central Africa , (DR of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda) (ver. 1.0)

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Vincent van Engelen, Ann Verdoodt, Koos Dijkshoorn, Eric Van Ramst
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Soil and Terrain database of Central Africa , (DR of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda) (ver. 1.0)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: ArcInfo export format and MS Access database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: SOTERCAF (version 1.0)
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/datasets/sotersaf.zip&nid=249
Description:
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.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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_1995.pdf
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 12.206631
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.305758
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.386098
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -13.455676
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > MAGNESIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > POTASSIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL ABSORPTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL FERTILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MAGNESIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > POTASSIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL FERTILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL ROOTING DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL ROOTING DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: SOTERPROGRAM > SOTER - SOIL AND TERRAIN DATABASE PROGRAMME
Theme_Keyword: Measured Soil Data
Theme_Keyword: Primary Soil Data
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > BURUNDI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: VINCENT VAN ENGELEN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ISRIC World Soil Information
Address: P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal_Code: 6700 AJ
Country: NETHERLANDS
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: + 31 317 471700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vincent.vanengelen@wur.nl
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/images/DR_CONGO_ALL2.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
View of landform themes of Lower Congo
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/SOILS, ISRIC, WAGENINGEN > World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen
Contact_Person: NIELS H. BATJES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
Address: P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal_Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: niels.batjes@wur.nl
Resource_Description: ISRIC_SOTERLAC_primary_ver2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 5 Mb (zipped)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-central-africa...
Access_Instructions:
View project homepage: download documentation and (zipped) dataset.
Fees: N/a
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070814
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131009
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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