Operationalizing digital soil mapping for nationwide updating of the 1:50 000 soil map of the Netherlands

B. Kempen, D.J. Brus, F. de Vries

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Abstract

The national soil map at scale 1:50,000 is the main source of soil information in the Netherlands. Organic soils cover over half a million ha. Intensive use and deep drainage have resulted in an extensive decrease in the acreage of these soils. The national government has therefore commissioned an update of the 1:50,000 soil map for the peatlands. A pedometric approach was developed for updating the map for two areas in the peatlands that jointly cover 187,525 ha area: the till plateau (subarea 1) and the northern fen peat area (subarea 2). This is the first time that digital soil mapping replaces conventional soil mapping in a nationwide, government-funded soil survey programme. The subareas were modelled separately.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping - Nanjing, Nanjing, China
Duration: 11 Nov 201414 Nov 2014

Workshop

Workshop6th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period11/11/1414/11/14

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Kempen, B., Brus, D. J., & de Vries, F. (2014). Operationalizing digital soil mapping for nationwide updating of the 1:50 000 soil map of the Netherlands. Abstract from 6th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, Nanjing, China.