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Latin America Soil Atlas of Latin America: Through colourful maps and illustrations the atlas explains in a simple and clear manner the diversity of soil across Central and South America and the Caribbean. It highlights the vital importance of a natural non-renewable resource which provides food, fodder and fuel for 580 million people. The atlas shows the delicate relationships between soils and the functions that they provide. It raises awareness of the inter-relationships with climate and land use while illustrating the role of soil in food security, particularly in relation to climate change. Latin America's soils also support some of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems. Soil Biodiversity in French L'Atlas européen de la biodiversité des sols: Le Centre commun de recherche (JRC), service scientifique de la Commission européenne, publie la version française de sa cartographie unique des sols européens. L'atlas européen de la biodiversité des sols est un outil d'aide à la décision visant à protéger les sols, ressource essentielle aux cycles de l'eau et du carbone et à l'agriculture. Cet ouvrage de référence s'adressant aux chercheurs, décideurs politiques et enseignants a déjà rencontré un fort succès lors de sa première publication en 2010.
soil Atlas Soil Atlas of Europe: Atlas Contents, Key facts, Printouts, Commission Preface and information on how to obtain copy of the Atlas. The Soil Atlas of Europe is the result of a collective effort by more the 40 National soil surveys and soil science institutions cooperating across Europe within the European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN). soil Atlas of Africa Soil Atlas of Africa: The Soil Atlas of Africa, the first of its kind, uses striking maps, informative texts and stunning photographs to present the diversity of soil across the African continent. It explains what soil is, where it comes from, the unique characteristics of soils in Africa, the services soil provides to society and the environment, and how soil resources are affected by human activities. With its stunning full-colour maps and illustrations, it explains why it is so important to preserve this precious natural resource. The Atlas was produced by the JRC in collaboration with the African Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the African Soil Science Society and soil scientists from Africa and Europe.
soil Atlas Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region: The Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission leads a project which has an affiliation with International Polar Year. The Atlas of Northern Circumpolar Soil will be the first document of its kind to bringing together soil data for all the northern countries in a style designed to better understand and protect soil resources in these areas. Atlas of Soil Biodiversity Atlas of Soil Biodiversity: The atlas is a visually stunning publication of 128 pages, using striking photographs, informative texts and maps to explain and illustrate the great diversity of life in the across Europe. The atlas functions as a comprehensive guide to soil biology, allowing non-specialists to access information about this unseen world.

European Soil Database Maps

European Soil Database Maps: A collection of maps which represent all attributes that are present in the in the Soil Geographical Database of Eurasia at scale 1:1,000,000 (version 4 beta) and the PedoTransfer Rules Database (version 2.0). All maps are in PDF format (A3). All maps are "dominant value" maps ; to understand the concept of "dominant value", read this introduction.


National Soil Maps : All the maps produced in the context of European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World (EuDASM). The Digital Archive is a collection of scanned soil maps. The immediate objective is to transfer soil information into digital format, with the maximum resolution possible, to preserve the information of paper maps that are vulnerable to deterioration. More than 5,350 soil maps available:

Africa Collection: Navigate the DVD "Soil Maps of Africa " and Display Maps of Africa(2,010 maps of Africa sorted by Country, Scale, Year and Keyword)
Asia Collection: Navigate the DVD "Soil Maps of Asia" and Display Maps of Asia (961 maps of Asia and Oceania sorted by Country, Scale, Year and Keyword)
& U.S.A Soil Map Collection: Display more than 240 soil maps of United States of America (USA). Canada Soil Map Collection: Display more than 65 soil maps of Canada.
Europe Soil Map Collection: Display more than 1000 soil maps of European union and other European Countries.
Latin America and Caribbean islands Collection: Navigate the DVD "Latin America & Caribbean Islands" and Display Maps of Latin America and Caribbean Islands (1,074 maps sorted by Country, Scale, Year and Keyword)


Soil Threats Map

Soil Threats Maps: Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment, Topsoil Organic Carbon Content (%), European Landslide Susceptibility map, Natural susceptibility to compaction , Saline and Sodic Soils in European Union, pH in Europe

soil erosion
Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment
Organic Carbon
Topsoil Organic Carbon Content (%)
European Landslide Susceptibility Map
Soil compaction
Natural susceptibility to compaction
Saline and Sodic Soils in European Union
Ph in Europe
pH in Europe


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