Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for China (ver.1.0)


The Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) of China, at scale 1:1 M, has been compiled by the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science (ISSAS) and ISRIC-World Soil Information in the framework of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA, GLADA) project .

The primary data wetre compiled using the SOTER methodology; SOTER unit delineation was based on the raster format of the soil map of China, correlated and converted to FAO's Revised Legend (1988), combined with SOTER landform characterization derived from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) 90 m digital elevation model (DEM).

The spatial SOTER information is presented in ArcGIS9.2® and in ArcView 3.3®, while the attribute data is given in tabular (MSAccess©) database format.

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