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The Soil Portal makes available the Maps of Organic carbon content (%) in the surface horizon of soils in Europe. The data are in ESRI GRID format and are available as an ASCII raster file or in native ESRI GRID format. In addition, an interactive application allows the user to navigate in the Organic Carbon data with OCTOP Map Server and print his own customized map.

The result is available as a map and an explaining booklet:
The Map of Organic Carbon Content In Topsoils In Europe: Version 1.2 September - 2003 (S.P.I.04.72) . Robert J.A. Jones, Roland Hiederer,Ezio Rusco, Peter J. Loveland and Luca Montanarella European Soil Bureau Research Report No.15, EUR 21209, 40pp. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Bibliographical Reference:
Jones, R.J.A, R. Hiederer, E. Rusco, P.J. Loveland and L. Montanarella (2005). Estimating organic carbon in the soils of Europe for policy support. European Journal of Soil Science, October 2005, 56, p.655-671.

Available Data

The data are in ESRI GRID format and are available as a interchange file or in native format .
(May 2006) OCTOP INSPIRE Raster: The data have been reprojected in order to align with the proposed INSPIRE standard GRID.

These data are freely available upon request: Fill this online form ; after which you will be provided with instructions on how to download the data.

(June 2010) Download the Organic Carbon per Country (peta grams or giga tons) (Excel Format)

Download the OCTOP Legend File (LYR Format) and use it in ArcGIS.

Navigate in the Organic Carbon data with OCTOP Map Server and Print your own map


Maps

Download the map: Topsoil Organic Carbon Content (%) (Size: 2.5 MB, Format: PDF, Resolution: 300 dpi)
or JPEG format, Low Resolution(96 dpi) or JPEG Format, High Resolution(300 dpi)

(June 2010) Download the map: Organic Carbon per Country (peta grams) (Size: 0.7 MB, Format: PDF, Resolution: 300 dpi)
or or JPEG Format, High Resolution(300 dpi)


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