SoilGrids - Contributing agencies & data sets used as input

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The SoilGrids project was possible due to generous contributions of point and covariate data by various national and international agencies and organizations. Here we can only list the major data contributors, while for a more complete list please refer to the WoSIS database or the Worldgrids depository.
 

Soil profile data sets:

Data set name

Contributing agency / data owner

Size in thousand

Access / data license and use policy

NCSS Characterization database /
NASIS soil profile database

USDA-NRCS

36

Public
(Data license)

SOTER soil profile databases

ISRIC, FAO, UNEP, and various national organisations

4

Public
(Data license)

LUCAS Topsoil Survey database

European Union

22

Limited
(Data license)

Africa soil profile database*

Various
(ISRIC / AfricaSoils.net)

17

Public
(Data license)

ISRIC WISE soil profile database*

Various
(ISRIC)

9

Public
(Data license)

Soil profile database for Mexico

INEGI / CONABIO

6

Not available
publicly

Soil Profile database for Brazil

University of Sao Paulo

5

Public
(Data license)

CanSIS Canadian soil profiles

AGR Canada

4

Public
(Data license)

eSOTER soil profiles

Various

2.2

Limited

Soil profiles from the SOTER China

Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing China

1.4

Public
(Data license)

ISRIC Soil Information Sytem (ISIS)

ISRIC

1

Public
(Data license)

Soil profiles for Russia

various

.3

Public
(Data license)

*ISRIC datasets contain data compiled from parts of the other mentioned datasets, and from here unspecified though highly appreciated, smaller, data contributions therefore duplicated data do occur.


Global compilation of soil profiles / soil samples used to generate SoilGrids products.

Global compilation of soil profiles / soil samples used to generate SoilGrids products.

 

Soil covariate layers:

Data set name

Contributing agency / data owner

Access / data license and use policy

MODIS Land data products

USGS / NASA

Public

SRTM 30+

University of California San Diego
USGS / NASA

Public

GlobCov (land Cover classes based on the MERIS FR images)

ESA

Public

Harmonized World Soil database

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC

Public

Physiographic landform units Level 3 (SCALA project)

Universität Salzburg

Public

GLiM (Global Lithological Map)

INSTITUTE FOR BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND MARINE CHEMISTRY, Hamburg

Limited