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 ArcGIS9.2® and in ArcView 3.3® format, while the attribute database is in tabular MSAccess® format.