Soil and Terrain Database for Central and Eastern Europe (ver. 1.1) (SOVEUR)

The Soil and Terrain Database(SOTER)was part of the Soil Degradation and Vulnerability Assessment for Central and Eastern Europe(SOVEUR project)and was implemented within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)of the United Nations and the Netherlands Government Cooperative Programme.

The project was technically coordinated by ISRIC - World Soil - Information and assisted by the Land and Water Development Division (AGL) of FAO. The SOVEUR project has been carried out in close collaboration with specialists from soil survey institutes in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovak Republic and the Ukraine, who collated the various national soil data using uniform guidelines

scale 1:2.5 million

The SOTER information is presented in shapefile format, while the attribute database is available in tabular Microsoft Access and SQlite format. An overview of the data layers is provided in an ESRI ArcGIS ArcMap document (.mxd) and in a Google Earth file (.kmz).       
View the SOTER in Google Earth: click here.    


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ISRIC - World Soil Information
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