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Soil Projects > DSM: Digital Soil Mapping

Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) is the main exploratory research thematic of the SOIL Action. Digital Soil Mapping is the creation and the population of a geographically referenced soil databases generated at a given resolution by using field and laboratory observation methods coupled with environmental data through quantitative relationships.

It has been initiated with the updating of the SOTER methodology by Endre Dobos and Joel Daroussin (2004) for mapping Soil Terrain Units in Europe. At the same time, the SOIL Action launched a European Working Group for setting up the framework and the associated concepts of DSM .

DSM outputs

The DSM outputs of the SOIL Action are:

Current projects on DSM

The current projects on DSM of the SOIL Action are:

International collaborations

The main international collaborations are with:






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