Soil and Terrain Database for Kenya (ver. 2.0) (KENSOTER)

Version 2.0 of the Kenya Soil and Terrain database (KENSOTER) at scale 1:1 M. replaces version1.0. The KENSOTER dataset was compiled by the">Kenya Soil Survey (KSS) and ISRIC according to the SOTER methodology. The update includes additional and new soil profile data, replacing synthethic profile data. The geographic database was made congruent to the Digital Chart of the World (DCW).

The primary data (ver. 1.0) have been used for the assessment of water erosion risk (GEO1 Pilot Project).  Subsequently, SOTER-derived soil data for Kenya have been used for the assessment of soil carbon stocks and change  at national scale

The primary data (ver. 2.0) have recently been used for the Green Water Credit (GWC) programme in the Upper Tana River Valley.

 scale 1:1 M

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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