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Abstract

The 1:250 000 georeferenced soil database of Europe will provide precise and harmonized soils information for the Directorate General of the European Commission, for the European Environment Agency, for interested institutions in Member States and for International organizations. It will allow for an effective exchange of data, for standardization of methodologies of data storage and retrieval, and for establishing cooperation toward rational land use across national boundaries.

The purposes of this present manual are:

-To define the structure and contents of the database.
-To describe the methods of georeferencing the data.
-To outline suggested procedures for regional mapping and sampling programmes.
-To ensure inter-regional and inter-country harmonization of data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
-To pave the way for the creation of a user friendly soil database which will cater for present and future demands for specific soils information.s using

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Authors: YASSOGLOU N, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);MONTANERELLA L, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);KING D, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);JAMAGNE M, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);IBANEZ J, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);DUDAL R, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);HARTWICH R, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT);FINKE P, JRC-SAI, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR: 18092 IT (2000), 208pp, Euro: free of charge
Availability: Available from Documentation Service JRC Ispra (IT) Fax: +39-0332-7858182
ISBN: ISBN: N/A
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