Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
  • Alex McBratney
  • Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Lagacherie
      Pages 3-14
    3. Budiman Minasny, Alex. B. McBratney, R. Murray Lark
      Pages 15-30
    4. S.E. Cook, A. Jarvis, J.P. Gonzalez
      Pages 31-41
    5. Alfred E. Hartemink
      Pages 53-66
  3. Dealing with Limited Spatial Data Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. J.W. Hempel, R.D. Hammer, A.C. Moore, J.C. Bell, J.A. Thompson, M.L. Golden
      Pages 81-90
    3. R.B. Prado, V.M. Benites, P.L.O.A. Machado, J.C. Polidoro, R.O. Dart, A. Naumov
      Pages 91-101
    4. E. Weber, H. Hasenack, C.A. Flores, R.O. Pötter, P.J. Fasolo
      Pages 103-112
    5. I.L.Z. Bacic
      Pages 151-162
  4. Digital Soil Mapping – Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. R.A. Viscarra Rossel, A.B. McBratney
      Pages 165-172
    3. B. Smith, H. Kessler, A.J. Scheib, S.E. Brown, R.C. Palmer, O. Kuras et al.
      Pages 183-191
    4. J.L. Boettinger, R.D. Ramsey, J.M. Bodily, N.J. Cole, S. Kienast-Brown, S.J. Nield et al.
      Pages 193-202
    5. F. Carré, H.I. Reuter, J. Daroussin, O. Scheurer
      Pages 203-212
    6. A. Xing Zhu, Lin Yang, Baolin Li, Chengzhi Qin, Edward English, James E. Burt et al.
      Pages 233-245
  5. Digital Soil Mapping – Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. A.P.D. Turetta, M.L. Mendonccedil;a-Santos, L.H.C. Anjos, R.L.L. Berbara
      Pages 261-271
    3. B. Lemercier, D. Arrouays, S. Follain, N.P.A. Saby, C. Schvartz, C. Walter
      Pages 273-281
    4. N.J. McKenzie, D.W. Jacquier, L.J. Gregory
      Pages 283-290
    5. T.R. Mayr, R.C. Palmer, H.J. Cooke
      Pages 291-301
    6. L. Boruvka, L. Pavlu, R. Vasat, V. Penizek, O. Drabek
      Pages 303-309
    7. S.J. Baxter, D.M. Crawford
      Pages 311-318
    8. W.G. Teixeira, W. Arruda, H.N. Lima, S.A. Iwata, G.C. Martins
      Pages 327-335
    9. L. Le Du-Blayo, P. Gouéry, T. Corpetti, K. Michel, B. Lemercier, C. Walter
      Pages 337-348
    10. W. Carvalho Junior, E.I. Fernandes Filho, C.A.O. Vieira, C.E.G.R. Schaefer, C.S. Chagas
      Pages 357-365
    11. Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Andy Jarvis, Simon E. Cook, Thomas Oberthür, Mauricio Rincon-Romero, J. Andrew Bagnell et al.
      Pages 367-380
    12. M.L. Mendonça-Santos, H.G. Santos, R.O. Dart, J.G. Pares
      Pages 381-396
  6. Priorities in Digital Soil Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. F. Carré, J.L. Boettinger
      Pages 399-403
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 405-445

About this book


There has been considerable expansion in the use of digital soil mapping technologies and development of methodologies that improve digital soil mapping at all scales and levels of resolution. These developments have occurred in all parts of the world in the past few years and also in countries where it was previously absent. There is almost always a shortage of data in soil research and its applications and this may lead to unsupported statements, poor statistics, misrepresentations and ultimately bad resource management. In digital soil mapping, maximum use is made of sparse data and this book contains useful examples of how this can be done.

This book focuses on digital soil mapping methodologies and applications for areas where data are limited, and has the following sections (i) introductory papers, (ii) dealing with limited spatial data infrastructures, (iii) methodology development, and (iv) examples of digital soil mapping in various parts of the globe (including USA, Brazil, UK, France, Czech Republic, Honduras, Kenya, Australia). The final chapter summarises priorities for digital soil mapping.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme Landsat covariates digital elevation model digital soil mapping environment geographic data pedology soil soil map density sparse data spatial data infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
    • 1
  • Alex McBratney
    • 2
  • Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.ISRIC – World Soil InformationThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Fac. of AgricultureUniversity of SydneyNSW CamperdownAustralia
  3. 3.EMBRAPA-Brazilian Agricultural ResearchCorporation/CNPS-The National Centre of Soil ResearchRio de Janeiro-RJBrazil

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