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Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Carribean - 1:5 Million Scale

Abstract: Up till now the major source of geo-referenced soil data of Latin America and the Carribean at a scale of 1:5 Million was the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. Since the publication of the South and Cental America map sheets in the nineteen seventies, a wealth of new soil information has become available at national level in nearly every country of the region. The present publication taps this ... View entire text
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Description: This URL is the location from which the Soils and Terrain database for Latin and Central America and the Caribbean (SOTERLAC) may be downloaded.

Description: 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).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.0   S: -60.0   E: -31.0   W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: FAO, Land and Water Digital Media Series n5; Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Carribean - 1:5 Million scale
Dataset Release Date: 1998-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Rome, Italy
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Issue Identification: ISBN 92-5-104170-9
Data Presentation Form: Relational Database and ARC/INFO Export Format on CD-ROM
Online Resource:
Quality unkown
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31-317-483735
Fax: + 31 317 471700
Email: vincent.vanengelen at
Contact Address:
ISRIC World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
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Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 60.1MB
Fees: US$40

Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: PC Arc/Info Export format
Fees: None
Email: AGL-Registry at
Contact Address:
Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service (AGLS)
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
FAO,Land and Water Development Division
City: ROME
Postal Code: 0100
Country: ITALY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24