Status of human-induced soil degradation in South and South-East Asia (ASSOD)

Following publication of the World Map of the Satus of Human-induced Land Degradation (GLASOD), at scale 1:10M, the need for more detailed and more country-specific degradation assessment became apparent. In 1993, the members of the Asian Network on Problem Soils recommended the preparation of a qualitative assessment for South and Southeast Asian at a scale of 1:5 million. The assessment was ... carried out using a physiographic base map, compiled according to the SOTER methodology, and a slightly modified GLASOD methodology. The information was stored in a digital database and linked to a GIS enabling preparation of thematic outputs in the form of maps, graphs and tables.

This exploratory map, in GIS format, can serve as a guide to policy-makers and decision-makers to identify broad regions of immediate concern. It can be used as input layer in studies at a global scale (< 1:5 000 000).

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ISRIC - World Soil Information
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