Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0.

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Leenaars, J.G.B (Johan)
Publication_Date: April 2012
Title: Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0.
Edition: 1.0
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Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Wageningen
Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
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Online_Linkage: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/datasets/AfSP01Qry_ISRIC.zip&nid=462
Description:
Abstract:
The Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0, was compiled by ISRIC - World Soil Information as a project activity for the Globally integrated- Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project (www.africasoils.net/data/legacyprofile). The Africa Soil Profiles Database is a compilation of georeferenced and standardized legacy soil profile data for Sub-Saharan Africa. Version 1.0 (April 2012) identifies > 12,500 unique soil profiles inventoried from a wide variety of data sources and includes profile site and layer attribute data. Soil analytical data are available for > 10,000 profiles, including the attributes as specified by GlobalSoilMap.net. Soil attribute values are standardized according to SOTER conventions and are validated according to routine rules. Odd values are flagged. The degree of validation, and associated reliability of the data, varies because reference soil profile data, that are previously and thoroughly validated, are compiled together with non-reference soil profile data of lesser inherent representativeness. The purpose of the georeferenced Africa Soil Profiles data is to serve as input to prediction modelling, relating spatial soil data to spatial covariates, for producing evidence-based soil property maps. The data can also serve to inform conventional area-class mapping approaches as well as study of Africa soil. Basically, the database is a repository of soil profile data.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Leenaars JGB 2012. Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0. A compilation of geo-referenced and standardized legacy soil profile data for Sub Saharan Africa (with dataset). ISRIC report 2012/03. Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project and ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen, the Netherlands PDF (12mb): http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/isric_report_2012_03.pdf DATA (25mb): http://www.isric.org/system/files/private/datasets/AfSP01Qry_ISRIC.zip Leenars, J.G.B 2012/04/14 Africa Soil Profiles Database, Version 1.0. A compilation of geo-referenced and standardized legacy soil profile data for Sub Saharan Africa (with dataset). 2012/03 ISRIC - World Soil Information http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/isric_report_2012_03.pdf
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19380101
Ending_Date: 20101231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -35.0
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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 > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
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 CHEMISTRY
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 > SULFUR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
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 > HYDRAULIC 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 SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL ABSORPTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
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 COMPACTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CONSISTENCE
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 POROSITY
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 > SULFUR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL ROOTING DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL ROOTING DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: Soil Profiles
Theme_Keyword: Legacy Soil Data
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA
Access_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.nl.
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.nl.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: J.G.B. (JOHAN) LEENAARS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ISRIC - World Soil Information
City: Wageningen
Postal_Code: PO box 353, 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: johan.leenaars@wur.nl
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/LinkerImage/AFSP30.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data quality varies, in accordance with the very nature of legacy soil data. The perceived reliability or quality of the data is subjectively rated, at the profile level, 1-4 (high-low). For details see: http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/isric_report_2012_03.pdf
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Distribution_Information:
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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: Africa_Soil_Profiles_Database_Ver1_0
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://meta2.isric.org/geonetwork?uuid=ec935445-72...
Access_Instructions:
Provides description and download options.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120531
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131009
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
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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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