Disclaimer SoilGrids

SoilGrids1km is a first approximation of predictions of soil properties (organic carbon, pH, texture fractions, coarse fragments, bulk density and CEC) and soil classes for a global soil mask using automated global soil mapping. These maps will be updated on a regular basis and improved using additional contributed data (soil profiles and covariate layers). The predictions available for download at www.soilgrids.org are presently of limited thematic and spatial accuracy and contain artefacts and missing pixels. As such, their suitability/usability for regional and global environmental models may be limited. Before utilizing these maps for any modelling or decision making, we advise users to check that the confidence limits (soil properties distributed together with the predictions) satisfy the precision requirements of their particular application.

We invite all interested parties to help us improve the SoilGrids1km by submitting a validation report or by contributing georeferenced soil profiles or new covariate data (rasters with global coverage at resolutions of 1 km or better). Furthermore, we welcome any volunteered help in fine-tuning any of the GSIF components: WorldSoilProfiles.org, WorldGrids.org, R packages, WOSIS, and SoilInfo App.

Conditions for use and citation of the GlobalGrids1km product are described here

SoilGrids1km are registered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International CC BY-NC. This means that: you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material), as long as you give appropriate credit and provide a link to the SoilGrids.org homepage. You may not use these materials for commercial purposes. 

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders of the materials used to produce SoilGrids1km. Should we, despite all our efforts have overlooked contributors please contact ISRIC and we shall correct this unintentional omission without any delay and will acknowledge any overlooked contributions and contributors in future updates.


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Copyright 2013: ISRIC – World Soil Information

The SoilGrids software was developed by ISRIC – World Soil Information. Access and use of this software shall impose the following obligations and understandings on the user. The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, and distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting documentation for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the software, derivative works and supporting documentation. Further, ISRIC – World Soil Information requests that the user credit ISRIC – World Soil Information in any publications that result from the use of this software or in any product that includes this software. The name ISRIC – World Soil Information however, may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any products or commercial entity unless specific written permission is obtained from ISRIC – World Soil Information. The user also understands that ISRIC – World Soil Information is not obligated to provide the user with any support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind with regard to the use, operation and performance of this software nor to provide the user with any updates, revisions, new versions or "bug fixes." 

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ISRIC – SOIL INFORMATION "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL ISRIC – WORLD SOIL INFORMATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.