SOTER data model
The SOTER data model is an empty (attribute) database that one can use to build a SOTER (Soil and Terrain) database. Currently three versions of the data model are available in MS Access® format:
- SOTER Data Model v1.0. Database structure according to the Global and National Soils and Terrain Digital Databases (SOTER) Procedures Manual Version 2.0 (ISRIC Report 2013/04).
- SOTER Data Model v2.0. A more compact and restructured version of the SOTER Data Model v1.0.
- SOTER Data Model v3.0. A more compact and restructured version of the SOTER Data Model v2.0 (as developed for EU SOTER Danube project. See also CoP resource for compiling a soil and terrain database).
Citation and License
ISRIC, 2013. SOTER Data Model v1.0. ISRIC–World Soil Information, Wageningen. http://dx.doi.org/10.17027/isric-wdcsoils.20180002
ISRIC, 2016. SOTER Data Model v2.0. ISRIC–World Soil Information, Wageningen. http://dx.doi.org/10.17027/isric-wdcsoils.20180003
Both models are made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl
Note: The Open Database License (ODL) only applies to the data model itself, not the future content of the database. The ODL licensing system allows data providers to use their own license for the database content. The license statement should in that case be adapted as follows:
The SOTER Data Model is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights for individual contents of the database are licensed under <specify your license here>.
For more information on licensing see: