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The GlobalSoilMap.net project aims to make a new digital soil map of the world using state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for soil mapping and predicting soil properties at fine resolution. This new global soil map will be supplemented by interpretation and functionality options that aim to assist better decisions in a range of global issues such as food production and hunger eradication, climate change, and environmental degradation. It is an initiative of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and is led by academic and research centres in all continents.
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Italy) is the node for the Eurasia part. In September 2010, the Consortium Agreement has been signed by all node leading and supporting institutes.
Documentation - More Information
Find below some interesting source of information for the GlobalSoilMap.net:
- Brochure of GlobalSoilMap.net
- Publication "Digital Soil Map of the World" in Science 7 August 2009, Vol. 325. no. 5941, pp. 680 - 681, DOI: 10.1126/science.1175084
- Presentation "GlobalSoilMap.net a new digital soil map of the world" (Alfred Hartemink) in the European Soil Bureau Network Plenary 2010 session.
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