Land Resources

HWSD Supplementary Data

In addition to the Harmonized World Soil Database, the DVD contains global datasets from IIASA's Land Use Change and Agriculture Program on terrain slope and aspect, land use and land cover, and maps of soil qualities important for crop production. Use the menu on the left to navigate through the descriptions and images of the datasets and the data themselves.

License Statement

These data are licensed to use in Research Projects only. The data may not be re-disseminated in any form without written permission of IIASA.

A ‘Research Project’ is any project organized by a university, a scientific institute, or similar organization (private or public), for non-commercial research purposes only.

Full acknowledgement and all references to GAEZ 2008 data will have to be mentioned with the proper URL and the access date.

Fischer, G., F. Nachtergaele, S. Prieler, H.T. van Velthuizen, L. Verelst, D. Wiberg, 2008. Global Agro-ecological Zones Assessment for Agriculture (GAEZ 2008). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria and FAO, Rome, Italy.

The designations employed and the presentation of materials in GAEZ 2008 do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) or the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Data format Information

Data Format Information