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dc.contributor.authorPANAGOS Panagiotisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJONES Arwynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOSCO CLAUDIOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKUMAR S.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-30T00:00:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-29en_GB
dc.date.available2011-09-30T00:00:42Z-
dc.date.created2011-09-05en_GB
dc.date.issued2011en_GB
dc.date.submitted2011-07-01en_GB
dc.identifier.citationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH vol. 4 no. 5 p. 434-443en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1753-8947en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17538947.2011.596580en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC65740-
dc.description.abstractHistorical soil survey paper maps are valuable resources that underpin strategies to support soil protection and promote sustainable land use practices, especially in developing countries where digital soil information is often missing. However, many of the soil maps, in particular those for developing countries, are held in traditional archives that are not easily accessible to potential users. Additionally, many of these documents are over 50 years old and are beginning to deteriorate. Realising the need to conserve this information, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the ISRIC-World Soil Information foundation have created the European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM), through which all archived paper maps of ISRIC has been made accessible to the public through the Internet. The immediate objective is to transfer paper-based soil maps into a digital format with the maximum possible resolution and to ensure their preservation and easy disclosure. More than 6,000 maps from 135 countries have been captured and are freely available to users through a user-friendly web-based interface. Initial feedback has been very positive, especially from users in Africa, South America and Asia to whom archived soil maps were made available to local users, often for the first time. Link: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/maps/country_maps/ list_countries.cfmen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.7-Land management and natural hazardsen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC65740en_GB
dc.titleEuropean digital archive on soil maps (EuDASM): preserving important soil data for public free accessen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17538947.2011.596580en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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