Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Tunisia


The Soil and Terrain database (SOTER) for Tunisia, at scale 1:1 M was compiled in the framework of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands program (LADA, GLADA). It was compiled at ISRIC according to the SOTER methodology using available resources maps and soil information for Tunisia. A 90 m digital elevation model (DEM), derived from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM), served to identify the landforms and improve the SOTER unit delineation .

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.