Development of global soil information facilities

TitleDevelopment of global soil information facilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBatjes, NH, Reuter HI, Tempel P, Leenaars JGB, Hengl T, and Bindraban PS
JournalData Science Journal
Start Page70
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAnalysis services, Data curation, ICSU World Data System, Soils, Web services
AbstractISRIC - World Soil Information has a mandate to serve the international community as custodian of global soil information and to increase awareness and understanding of the role of soils in major global issues. To adapt to the current demand for soil information, ISRIC is updating its enterprise data management system, including procedures for registering acquired data, such as lineage, versioning, quality assessment, and control. Data can be submitted, queried, and analysed using a growing range of web-based services - ultimately aiming at full and open exchange of data, metadata, and products - through the ICSU-accredited World Data Centre for Soils.