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FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World

Digital soil map of the World

The International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) - at its Seventh Congress, at Madison, Wisconsin, USA, in 1960 - recommended that soil maps of continents and large regions be published. As a follow-up FAO and Unesco decided in 1961 to prepare a Soil Map of the World at 1:5 000 000 scale. The project was completed over a span of twenty years. It was the fruit of world-wide collaboration between innumerable soil scientists and remained until recently the only global overview of soil resources.

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Digital Soil Map of the World (Geonetwork)

North America

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Mexico and Central America

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South America

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Europe

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Africa

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South Asia

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    Map 1 (soon available)  |  Map 2 (soon available)  |  Legend (soon available)

North and Central Asia

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Southeast Asia

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Australasia

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