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Land and Water Digital Media Series no. 2, The Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa

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Title: Land and Water Digital Media Series no. 2, The Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa
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Issue_Identification: ISBN 92-5-104078-8
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Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Online_Linkage: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/lwdms.htm#cd2
Description:
Abstract:
The Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa contains land resource information on soils, physiography, geology and vegetation for the following ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,Somalia, Sudanand Uganda. The information is accessible with an easy-to-use viewer program and is also stored in vector Arc/Info export format. Information on individual soil properties with class values is also given. A land suitability assessment for irrigated and upland crops for each unit is included. The scale of the source material is variable and ranges between 1:1 million and 1:2 million. A user manual for the viewer program and background information on the collected and correlated land resource materials are contained in filed documents. Soils are classified in the Revised Legend, physiographic information was collected using an earlier draft version of the SOTER manual. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development: Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia (IGAD) Crop Production System Zones (CPSZ) software is a detailed database that provides background information about actual farming in the region. It comes with a program (CVIEW, a "CPSZ viewer") that displays maps, zooms in and out, and provides export facilities for the maps in image format and for the actual data in text format. The elementary mapping unit is a compromise between administrative units and agro-ecological zones: whenever steep agro-ecological gradients exist, administrative units are subdivided, thus resulting in 1200 mapping units that are homogeneous from an agro-ecological point of view, while retaining the compatibility with the administrative units used for most socio-economic variables in agricultural planning. The just over 500 mappable variables are subdivided into several categories covering the spectrum from agronomy and livestock to the physical environment. For each mapping unit, detailed information is also presented on the crop calendar, typical yields and main pests and diseases. This CD-ROM contains a collection of land and natural resource information for Northeastern Africa, in particular for the IGAD countries bordering the Nile basin. It includes data on administrative boundaries, rivers and lakes, soil and terrain, climatology, land use, physiography, geology and natural vegetation in easily accessible format.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980101
Ending_Date: 19981231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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 > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROPPING SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > PLANT DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CONSISTENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: Soil
Theme_Keyword: Terrain
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
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 > DJIBOUTI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > EGYPT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ERITREA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ETHIOPIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > KENYA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > SOMALIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > SUDAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > UGANDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHIEF, LAND AND PLANT NUTRITION MANAGEMENT SERVICE - AGLL
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 0100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: land-and-water@fao.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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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: VINCENT VAN ENGELEN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER 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
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UN/FAO/AGL > Land and Water Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
Contact_Person: FREDDY NACHTERGAELE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 06 570 54888
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 06 570 56167
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: freddy.nachtergaele@fao.org
Resource_Description: FAO13
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: vector Arc/Info export format
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/soter.stm
Access_Instructions:
The goal of the Global Soil and Terrain Database (WORLD-SOTER) is to provide sound soil and terrain resources information on a global scale(1:5 Million). Users include global and continental models to simulate food production potentials, climatic change, river flow simulation, livestock distribution, research priorities, land constraint and (very) general land management advice Another goal of the database is to provide an educational tool to the Soil Science Community. To provide harmonized norms for soil mapping, soil classification, soil analysis and interpretation of soil resources information.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.nl/
Access_Instructions:
This URL is the location for the geo-referenced Soils and Terrain database compiled by the Republic of Kenya, at a 1:1,000,000 scale in accordance with the SOTER methodology, for national and local agricultural planning purposes. This KenSOTER database is now available in PC Arc/Info Export format, together with (part of) the SOTER attribute data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl
Access_Instructions:
This URL links to the Land and Water Development Division of the FAO home page. More details are available here.
Fees: Us $40
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20001212
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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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