Welcome to WOSSAC
SoilPIC Photographic project
Soil profile pit and related landscape photography
The WOSSAC project holds and manage an exciting new initiative between BSSS and Cranfield University - SoilPIC, a soils photographic image archive of many thousands of images. Implemented as a seperate, managed 'wiki' website at http://www.soilsworldwide.net, this initiative forms a new sister website to Wossac which will become a focal point for the receipt and dissemination of a wide variety of high-quality photographs relating to soil and the soil-environment. These images are made available to scholars and interested parties.
We are continuing to gather, scan and publish materials and the next stage will be collating the images into categories as indicated below. Please contact us with any comments.
FRAMEWORK FOR SOIL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Future Soil Protection
Global Soil Issues
Soil Forming Influences
This list is subject to change and modification. If you would like to know more about this project, please visit http://www.soilsworldwide.net
Contributing to SoilPIC
Find out how to contribute your own photograhs
If you would like to contribute some of your soils-related photographic collection to share with other SoilPIC users we would like to hear from you. In order to expedite the acceptance of photographs to the site, please will you complete and return the SoilPIC donor agreement form. Photos, and associated descriptive metadata can be accepted in most electronic formats. Descriptive metadata should be provided for any images provided to assist identification and description of the images. We are using a 'metadata' scheme based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) standard.
Here is an example of the descriptive data required and a template that can be used, with a record completed for each photo contributed.Template (Excel)
For more details, please contact us