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Soil Map and Satellite Image of Israel developed by Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor using satellite imagery by Dr. Arnon Karnieli and soil expertise of Dr. Dan H. Yaalon


Distribution Maps of Dominant Soil Orders maps showing U.S. land area in different soil orders, by USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Pima County Arizona Soil Map digitized from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service map.


FAO-Unesco Soil Map of the World. This data also is available on CD-ROM from FAO.

The United Nations Environment Programme's Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID) provides a number of maps on its Datasets Access by Theme site under catagories such as Climate, Ecological/Life Zones, Hydrology, Land cover/use, Soils, and Vegetation. Some of the maps of interest to people studying aridity and soils follow.

Global Soil Regions by USDA, NRCS, World Soil Resources

Key to the FAO Soil Units in the FAO/Unesco Soil Map of the World extract from "Legend of the Soil Map of the World", 1974, UNESCO, Paris .

Change in Humidity Index map presented by (UNEP/GRID) and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (UEA/CRU), U.K.

Soil Degradation Severity map The Global Assessment of Human Induced Soil Degradation (GLASOD) was conducted by the International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) at Wageningen, The Netherlands,

Soil Water Holding Capacity map produced by (UNEP/GRID).

World Soils for Global Climate Modelling (Zobler) map The Zobler "World Soil File for Global Climate Modelling" shows the global distribution of soil types, including data for dominant soil units (classification of soil types), slope classes, soil texture classes, and soil phases.


Last revised: Last revised: 4 March 2004
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