WOSSAC®

World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue

Welcome to WOSSAC

Overview

MapsThe WOSSAC archive contains tens of thousands of materials from all around the world. To aid researchers and other interested parties gain a full understanding of the holdings, country-specific reviews of WOSSAC materials have been produced. Each provides a short summary review, of the key stages in the development of each of the country's national land and soil resource survey, linked to the holdings in the WOSSAC archive catalogue.

Further to this, all the materials held for these countries have now also been captured electronically, in map and report catalogue form. For many countries, scanned materials are also available online in digital form. The materials may be accessed via the archive's search tool.

It is hoped that other materials may be added continuously to this list and the material for other countries eventually scanned systematically. The overviews serve as a guide to studies undertaken in each these four territories.

Angolan materials

AngolaThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in Angola held in WOSSAC.

Ghanaian materials

GhanaThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in Ghana held in WOSSAC.

Iraqi materials

IraqThis page provides a summary chronology of the soil and land use surveys carried out in Iraq held in WOSSAC.

Jordanian materials

JordanThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in Jordan held in WOSSAC.

Liberian materials

LiberiaThis page provides a summary chronology and description of the few soil and land use surveys carried out in Liberia since the 1950s which are presently held in WOSSAC.

Niger materials

NigerThis page provides a summary chronology and description of the few soil and land use surveys carried out in Niger which are presently held in WOSSAC.

North and South Sudanese materials

North and South SudanThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in North and South Sudan over the period from the early 1930s and is based on a number sources which are held in WOSSAC, for both countries.

Swaziland materials

SwazilandThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in Swaziland, based on the sources which are held in WOSSAC.

Tanzanian materials

TanzaniaThis page provides a summary chronology of the numerous soil and land use surveys carried out in Tanzania over the period from the 1930’s and is based on a number of key reference sources.