Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Hainan

Dominant Soils according to Chinese Soil Taxonomy (Cooperative Research Group ISS-AS, 2001)

The harmonized spatial and attribute soil and terrain database, at 1:250,000 scale, for Hainan Island (P.R. of China) was compiled according to the SOTER methodology.

The database was compiled by the Institute of Soil Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, with technical assistance from ISRIC. The work was done in the framework of a UNDP-sponsored project for sustainable land management.

The database has been used for land evaluation of various tropical crops under different management and for erosion risk assessments (more ...).