EuDASM - Soil maps of Africa

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Selvarajdou S-K, Montanarella L, Spaargaren O and Dent D 2005. European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM): Soil maps of Africa. EUR 21657 EN, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg (http://eusoils.jrc.it/esdb_archive/EuDASM/africa/index.htm)
Publication_Date: 20051001
Title: EuDASM - Soil maps of Africa
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: jpg-format
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Luxembourg
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Other_Citation_Details:
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Online_Linkage: http://eusoils.jrc.it/esdb_archive/EuDASM/africa/index.htm
Description:
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: http://eusoils.jrc.it/esdb_archive/EuDASM/indexes/about.htm). The 2000+ maps for Africa 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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Selvarajdou S-K, Montanarella L, Spaargaren O and Dent D 2005. European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM): Soil maps of Africa (DVD-ROM version). EUR 21657 EN, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg (http://eusoils.jrc.it/ESDB_Archive/eusoils_docs/other/EUR21657.pdf)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19500101
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: -20.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -36.0
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
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EUDASM > EUROPEAN DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF SOIL MAPS
Theme_Keyword: Scanned Soil Maps
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
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: 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:
See: http://eusoils.jrc.it/esdb_archive/EuDASM/indexes/about.htm
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PANOS PANAGOS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NIELS H. BATJES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: E. fermi 2749
City: Ispra
Country: Italy
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: 0039-0332-785574
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: panos.panagos@jrc.ec.europa.eu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: niels.batjes@wur.nl
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/images/MediumSize/EUDASM_Africa_450.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
The maps from the ISRIC Africa collection, more than 2000, 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
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data set's lineage (and citation) is described in: Selvarajdou S-K, Montanarella L, Spaargaren O and Dent D 2005. European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM): Soil maps of Africa (DVD-ROM version). EUR 21657 EN, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg (http://eusoils.jrc.it/ESDB_Archive/eusoils_docs/other/EUR21657.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:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: Includes small scale (< 1:1 000 000) and detailed (> 1:20 000) maps
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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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
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EU/JRC/IES/EUSOILS > Soil and Waste Management Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union
Contact_Person: MARC VAN LIEDEKERKE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Institute
Address: Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra
City: Ispra
Postal_Code: 21020
Country: Italy
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 0039-0332-785179
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 0039-0332-786-394
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marc.van-liedekerke@jrc.it
Resource_Description: ISRIC_EuDASM_Africa
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: jpg
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://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eusoils.jrc.it/esdb_archive/EuDASM/EUDASM.h...
Access_Instructions:
View EuDASM project home page; provides information about EuDASM, publications and access to soil maps.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org/projects/eudasm-european-digi...
Access_Instructions:
Access EuDASM maps through the ISRIC - World Soil Library.
Fees: N/a
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070809
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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