Title: Development of a Spatial European Soil Property Data Set
Authors: HIEDERER RolandJONES R.j.a.
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC51595
ISBN: 978-92-79-12535-5
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23839 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51595
DOI: 10.2788/19220
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: For many applications of modelling environmental conditions or developing scenarios for environmental change analysis soil property data in form of spatial layers are needed. Raster data formats are widely used for the modelling of movements through space and the storage of parameters, which change constantly and without a pattern that could be described by a plain mathematical function. This study into providing spatial soil property layers uses a soil database where the soil properties are stored in tables of generalized combinations of attributes and linked to a spatial layer of delineated mapping units with the aim to investigate the potential of providing a measure of spatial positioning of attributes within spatial mapping units and options of mapping all attributes associated with the mapping unit to a raster layer. The method developed in the course of the study resulted in a set of spatial data of major soil properties. It also indicates that linking soil morphological data with ancillary spatial information by a multi-criteria analysis could largely improve the mapping of typological soil properties.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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