Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Senegal and Gambia


The Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Senegal and The Gambia, at scale 1:1 M, has been compiled in the framework of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands program (LADA, GLADA).

The primary SOTER database was compiled by the ‘Institut National de Pédologie’ and ISRIC- World Soil Information using the SOTER methodology. Discrimination and characterization of the SOTER units was based on the 90 m digital elevation model (DEM), derived from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM, more), and the  ‘Carte morphopédologique de la République du Sénegal’.

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.