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Soil and Terrain Database for Nepal (version 1.0) - scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Nepal)
Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTER_Nepal_primary

Abstract: The Soil and Terrain database for Nepal primary data (version 1.0), at scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Nepal). SOTER_Nepal is generalized from the original Soils and Terrain database of Nepal at scale 1:50,000 compiled by FAO and Nepal's Survey Dept. The SOTER_Nepal database provides generalized information on landform and soil properties at a scale 1:1 million. It consists of 17 SOTER units, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.5   S: 26.5   E: 88.5   W: 80.0
Min Altitude: 60 Max Altitude: 8880

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Koos Dijkshoorn
Dataset Title: Soil and Terrain Database for Nepal (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Series Name: SOTER_Nepal (version 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcMap9.x, ArcView3.x and MS Access database
Online Resource:
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON Parameter Definition
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Quality Background information is given in:

Dijkshoorn JA and Huting JRM 2009. Soil and terrain database for Nepal. Report 2009/01 (available through: ), ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (29 p. with data set)

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Access Constraints ISRIC - World Soil Information is pleased to make available a range of soil geographic and attribute data. Our databases were compiled using uniform methods (e.g., ISIS, SOTER, WISE). Strict quality-control measures were applied in developing the various databases but ISRIC does not warrant that the data are error free. Incomplete characterization data were available for many soil profiles because ... View entire text
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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
Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ISRIC_SOTER_Nepal_primary

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: 23 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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Dijkshoorn JA and Huting JRM 2009. Soil and terrain database for Nepal. Report 2009/01 (available through: ), ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (29 p. with data set)
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Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24