Soil and terrain database (SOTER) for Central and Eastern Europe

 
SOTER map units for the SOVEUR area

Development of a soil and terrain database for Central and Eastern Europe in the framework of an FAO-funded project on Mapping of Soil and Terrain Vulnerability in Central and Eastern Europe (SOVEUR), involving 13 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, coordinated by ISRIC.

The soil and terrain database for Central and Eastern Europe dataset  was compiled in the framework of the project on "Mapping of Soil and Terrain Vulnerability in Central and Eastern Europe" (SOVEUR), a collaborative activity of FAO, ISRIC and partner institutions from thirteen countries in Central and Eastern Europe. It  was compiled using the SOTER methodology, adapted for use at a scale of 1:2.5 million (PDF).

The geographic database of version 1.1 is congruent to the Digital Chart of the World; the attribute database includes 663 geo-referenced soil profiles for the region.

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.

Download SOTER-derived soil property dataset (SOTWIS).

[1997-2000]