ISRIC-WISE -- Global Soil Profile Data (ver. 3.1)
Entry ID: ISRIC_WISE_GlobalProfileDataSet_ver1_1

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Abstract: Version 3.1 of the ISRIC-WISE database (WISE3) was compiled from a wide range of soil profile data collected by many soil professionals worldwide. All profiles have been harmonized with respect to the original Legend (1974) and Revised Legend (1988) of FAO-Unesco. Thereby, the primary soil data ??? and any secondary data derived from them ??? can be linked using GIS to the spatial units of the ... View entire text
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Caption:  Location of profiles represented in the ISRIC-WISE global soil profile dataset
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Niels H. Batjes
Dataset Title: ISRIC-WISE -- Global Soil Profile Data (ver. 3.1)
Dataset Release Date: 2009-01-08
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: ver. 3.1
Data Presentation Form: MSAccess tables (zipped)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Quality The data set's lineage is described in:
Batjes NH 2008. ISRIC-WISE Harmonized Global Soil Profile Dataset (Ver. 3.1). Report 2008/02, ISRIC ??? World Soil Information, Wageningen, 59p with dataset
Access Constraints ISRIC kindly requests that you send us two reprints of any publication that uses data received from ISRIC World Soil Information. This will help us to determine the type and level of use of the data we distribute.
Use Constraints Materials developed by ISRIC are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of such materials for educational or non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of materials for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the ... View entire text
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Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: ISRIC_WISE_GlobalProfileDataSet_ver1_1

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: About 3.2 MB zipped
Distribution Format: MS Access tables
Fees: n/a
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
Batjes NH 2009. Harmonized soil profile data for applications at global and continental scales: updates to the WISE datase. Soil Use and Management 25, 124-127 (

Batjes, N.H. and Bridges, E.M., 1994. Potential emissions of radiatively active gases from soil to atmosphere with special reference to methane: development of a global database (WISE). Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(D8): 16479-16489.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09
Future DIF Review Date: 2009-01-08
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