Title: Soil legacy data rescue via GlobalSoilMap and other international and national initiatives
Authors: ARROUAYS DOMINIQUELEENARS JOHANRICHER-DE-FORGES ANNEADHIKARI KOUSHIKBALLABIO CRISTIANOGREVE MORGENSGRUNDY MIKEGUERRERO ELISEOHEMPEL JONHENGL TOMISLAVHEUVELINK GERARDBATJES NIELSCARVALHO ELOIHARTEMINK ALFRED E.HEWITT ALANHONG SUK YOUNGKRASILNIKOV PAVELLAGACHERIE PHILIPPELELYK G.LIBOHOVA ZAMIRLILLY ALLANMCKENZIE, NEIL J.MCBRATNEY ALEXVASQUEZ GUSTAVO M.MULDER VERA LETITIAMINASNY BUDIMANMONTANARELLA LUCAODEH I.O.A.PADARIAN JOSEPOGGIO LAURAROUDIER PIERRESABY NICHOLAS P ASAVIN I.SEARLE ROSSSTOLBOVOY VLADIMIRTHOMPSON JAMESSMITH SCOTTSULAEMAN YIGIVINTILA RUXANDRAVISCARRA ROSSEL RAPHAELWILSON PETERZHANG GANLINGSWERTS MARTINEOORTS KATRIENKARKLINS ALDISFENG LIUIBELLES NAVARRO ALEXANDRO R.LEVIN ARKADIYLAKTIONOVA TETIANADELL‘ACQUA MARTINSUVANNANG NOPMANEERUAM WAEWPRASAD JAGDISHPATIL NITINHUSNJAK STJEPANPÁSZTOR LÁSZLÓOKX JOOPHALLETT STEPHEN H.KEAY CAROLINE A.FAREWELL TIMOTHYLILJA HARIJUILLERET JÉRÔMEMARX SIMONETAKATA YUSUKEKAZUYUKI YAGIMANSUY NICOLASPANAGOS PANAGIOTISVAN LIEDEKERKE MARCSKALSKY RSOBOCKA J.KOBZA JOSEFEFTEKHARI KAMRANALAVIPANAH SEYED KACEMMOUSSADEK RACHIDBADRAOUI M.DA SILVA MAYESSEPATERSON GARRYGONÇALVES MARIA DA CONCEIÇÃOTHEOCHAROPOULOS SIDYEMEFACK MARTINTEDOU SILATSAVRSCAJ BORUTGROB URSKOZAK JOSEFBORUVKA LUBOSDOBOS ENDRETABOADA M.MORETTI LUCASRODRIGUEZ DARIO
Citation: GEORESJ vol. 14 p. 1-19
Publisher: ELSEVIER LIMITED
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC107179
ISSN: 2214-2428
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214242816300699
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC107179
DOI: 10.1016/j.grj.2017.06.001
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Legacy soil data have been produced over 70 years in nearly all countries of the world. Unfortunately, data, information and knowledge are still currently fragmented and at risk of getting lost if they remain in a paper format. To process this legacy data into consistent, spatially explicit and continuous global soil information, data are being rescued and compiled into databases. Thousands of soil survey reports and maps have been scanned and made available online. The soil profile data reported by these data sources have been captured and compiled into databases. The total number of soil profiles rescued in the selected countries is about 800,000. Currently, data for 117, 000 profiles are compiled and harmonized according to GlobalSoilMap specifications in a world level database (WoSIS). The results presented at the country level are likely to be an underestimate. The majority of soil data is still not rescued and this effort should be pursued. The data have been used to produce soil property maps. We discuss the pro and cons of top-down and bottom-up approaches to produce such maps and we stress their complementarity. We give examples of success stories. The first global soil property maps using rescued data were produced by a top-down approach and were released at a limited resolution of 1km in 2014, followed by an update at a resolution of 250m in 2017. By the end of 2020, we aim to deliver the first worldwide product that fully meets the GlobalSoilMap specifications.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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