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FAO World Soil Resources
Entry ID: FAOd0008_148

Abstract: In 1990 a Map of World Soil Resources was completed at scale 1:25.000.000,
generalized from the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map or the World at scale 1:5.000.000
(FAO, 1971 - 1981).

The map was issued on the occasion of the 14th International Congress of Soil
Science held in Kyoto, Japan in 1990. Since then new material has become
available, the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World has been partly updated under
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: WRB Map of World Soil Resources
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01
Dataset Publisher: FAO, United Nations
Online Resource:
Access Constraints Public
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
World Reference Base, Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, Land and Water Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: FAO8

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39 06 570 54243
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: Jacques.Antoine at
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Phone: +39 06 570 55510
Email: GIS-Manager at
Contact Address:
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-03-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23