The Soil and Terrain Database for northeastern Africa

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Abstract: The Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa contains land
resource information on soils, physiography, geology and vegetation
for the following ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,Somalia, Sudanand Uganda. The information is
accessible with an easy-to-use viewer program and is also stored in
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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).
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

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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 33.0   S: 0.0   E: 52.0   W: 15.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Land and Water Digital Media Series no. 2, The Soil and Terrain Database for Northeastern Africa
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Issue Identification: ISBN 92-5-104078-8
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Quality unknown
Access Constraints none
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 Format: vector Arc/Info export format
Fees: US $40
Email: land-and-water at
Contact Address:
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 0100
Country: ITALY
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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