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Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (version 2.0) - scale 1:5 million (SOTERLAC)
Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTERLAC_primary_ver2

Abstract: The Soil and Terrain database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SOTERLAC), version 2.0, at scale 1:5 million, replaces version 1.02. The update includes changes in the GIS file and in the attributes database.
The topographic base of the SOTERLAC map was adapted to a version congruent to the Digital Chart of the World.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.72   S: -55.98   E: -34.79   W: -118.45
Min Altitude: -70 Max Altitude: 6900

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Koos Dijkshoorn, Vincent van Engelen, Jan Huting, Piet Tempel
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain database for Latin America and the Caribbean (ver. 2.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTERLAC (version2.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: 2.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcInfo export format and MS Access database
Online Resource:
Location Keywords
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Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON Parameter Definition
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Quality Background information is given in:

Dijkshoorn JA, Huting JRM and Tempel P 2005. Update of the 1:5 million Soil and
Terrain Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SOTERLAC; version 2.0).
Report 2005/01, ISRIC World Soil Information, Wageningen.
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Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ISRIC_SOTERLAC_primary_ver2

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: niels.batjes at
Contact Address:
ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Distribution Media: Internet (downloadable data )
Distribution Size: 4 Mb (zipped)
Fees: n/a
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: koos.dijkshoorn at
Contact Address:
POBox 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700AJ
Country: Netherlands
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Batjes NH and Dijkshoorn JA 1999. Carbon and nitrogen stocks in the soils of the Amazone region. Geoderma 89, 273-286
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Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-03