Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Cuba


The Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Cuba, at scale 1:1 M, was  derived from the SOTER database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SOTERLAC, 1:5 M) in the framework of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands program (LADA, GLADA).

The database was compiled using the SOTER methodology; the initial SOTERLAC data have been improved and extended using the 90 m digital elevation model (DEM) derived from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM), enabling a correction on SOTER unit delineation required for the present scale .

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.