ISRIC-WISE -- Global Soil Profile Data (ver. 3.1)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Niels H. Batjes
Publication_Date: 20090109
Title: ISRIC-WISE -- Global Soil Profile Data (ver. 3.1)
Edition: ver. 3.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: MSAccess tables (zipped)
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Wageningen
Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Other_Citation_Details:
http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.pdf
Online_Linkage: http://www.isric.nl/isric/CheckRegistration.aspx?dataset=8
Description:
Abstract:
Version 3.1 of the ISRIC-WISE database (WISE3) was compiled from a wide range of soil profile data collected by many soil professionals worldwide. All profiles have been harmonized with respect to the original Legend (1974) and Revised Legend (1988) of FAO-Unesco. Thereby, the primary soil data ─ and any secondary data derived from them ─ can be linked using GIS to the spatial units of the digitized Soil Map of the World as well as more recent digital Soil and Terrain (SOTER) databases through the soil legend code. WISE3 holds selected attribute data for some 10,250 soil profiles, with some 47,800 horizons, from 149 countries. Individual profiles have been sampled, described, and analyzed according to methods and standards in use in the originating countries. There is no uniform set of properties for which all profiles have analytical data, generally because only selected measurements were planned during the original surveys. Methods used for laboratory determinations of specific soil properties vary between laboratories and over time; sometimes, results for the same property cannot be compared directly. WISE3 will inevitably include gaps, being a compilation of legacy soil data derived from traditional soil survey, which can be of a taxonomic, geographic, and soil analytical nature. As a result, the amount of data available for modelling is sometimes much less than expected. Adroit use of the data, however, will permit a wide range of agricultural and environmental applications at a global and continental scale (1:500 000 and broader).
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 1) Current data set (WISE ver. 3.1):
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes NH 2008. ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (Ver. 3.1). Report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (with dataset). (http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.pdf)
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes NH 2009. Harmonized soil profile data for applications at global and continental scales: updates to the WISE database. Soil Use and Management 25 (accepted 08/01/2009)
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 2) Earlier versions:
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes, N.H., 1997. A world data set of derived soil properties by FAO-UNESCO soil unit for global modelling. Soil Use and Management, 13: 9-16.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes, N.H., 2002. A homogenized soil profile data set for global and regional environmental research (WISE version 1.1). ISRIC Report 2002/01, International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), Wageningen
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes, N.H. and Bridges, E.M., 1994. Potential emissions of radiatively active gases from soil to atmosphere with special reference to methane: development of a global database (WISE). Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(D8): 16479-16489.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Batjes, N.H., Bridges, E.M. and Nachtergaele, F.O., 1995. World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials: development of a global soil data base of process-controlling factors. In: S. Peng, K.T. Ingram, H.U. Neue and L.H. Ziska (Editors), Climate Change and Rice. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 102-115.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 3) Examples of studies that use WISE-derived data may be found at: http://www.isric.org/UK/About+ISRIC/Projects/Track+Record/WISE+applications.htm
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19250110
Ending_Date: 20051231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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 > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL PH
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 > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
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 DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
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: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
Access_Constraints: See: Data usage and citation (http://www.isric.org/UK/About+ISRIC/Services/Data+Supply/Citation.htm) 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: NIELS H. BATJES
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/images/WISE3_profileLocations_GrabScreen_450.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Distribution of geo-referenced profiles in WISE3
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data set's lineage is described in: Batjes NH 2008. ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (Ver. 3.1). Report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen, 59p (with dataset) [http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_02.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_WISE_GlobalProfileDataSet_ver3_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MSAccess
Transfer_Size: About 4 Mb zipped; 20 Mb unzipped
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/world-inventory-soil...
Access_Instructions:
View project home page; download documentation and (zipped) data set.
Fees: N/a
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110830
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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