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Global Soil and Terrain Database (WORLD-SOTER)Entry ID: WORLD-SOTER
Abstract: 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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FAO, UNEP, ISRIC, IIASA, European Soil Bureau, National Soil Institutes
Dataset Title: Global Soil and Terrain Database (WORLD-SOTER)
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Data Presentation Form: GIS databasesOnline Resource: http://www.isric.org/projects/soil-and-terrain-database-soter-progr...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 570 54888
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: freddy.nachtergaele at fao.org
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Postal Code: 00100
Interim Products include
World Soil Resources Map (1:25 million scale)
World Soil Resources Report #66
SOTER Manual prepared by ISRIC/UNEP/FAO and IUSS
World Soil Resources Report #74 downloadable as .pdf document in
Englishe and French.
Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa (scale 1.1 million)
Soil and Terrain Database for South America and Caribbean (scale 1:1
Soil and Physiographic Database for north and central Eurasia (scale:
SOTER Central and Eastern Europe (scale 1:2.5 Million).
SOTER Europe (scale 1:5 Million). Expected release: 2002
SOTER Southern Africa (scale 1:2.5 Million). Expected release 2001
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-11-30