Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (version 1.0) - scale 1:2 million (SOTERSAF)

  • J.A. Dijkshoorn (Creator)
  • V.W.P. van Engelen (Creator)



The Soil and Terrain database for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF version 1.0), at scale 1:2 million, include the spatial and soil attribute data for 8 Southern African countries. The SOTERSAF database was compiled using the existing soil information and following the SOTER methodology of the 1:1 million scale with respect to pedon attribute data storage.

The data (SOTERSAF) were compiled in the framework of the ongoing activities of ISRIC, FAO and UNEP to update the world's baseline information on natural resources in SOTER.The project involved collaboration with national soil institutes from the countries in the region as well as individual experts.
Date made available21 Jan 2014
PublisherISRIC - World Soil Information
Geographical coverageSouthern Africa

Research Output

The impact of desertification on food security in Southern Africa: A case study in Zimbabwe

van Engelen, V. W. P., Mantel, S., Dijkshoorn, J. A. & Huting, J. R. M., 2004, Wageningen: ISRIC - World Soil Information. (Report ISRIC; no. 2004/02)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access

SOTER database for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF) : technical report

Dijkshoorn, J. A., 2003, Wageningen: ISRIC - World Soil Information. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Cite this

Dijkshoorn, J. A. (Creator), van Engelen, V. W. P. (Creator) (21 Jan 2014). Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (version 1.0) - scale 1:2 million (SOTERSAF). ISRIC - World Soil Information.