World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue

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WOSSAC Web Mapping

Web mapping in Wossac

Presenting the spatial archive materials

The Internet represents a powerful means to present spatial information and offers the ideal means to disseminate the mapping resources held in the Wossac archive. There is a growing movement in Europe and worldwide to adopt standards-based interoperable mapping tools that allow datasets from different sources to be combined and used together. We are exploring these approaches, using Google Maps to portray scanned data.

Presented below is a map created in Google Maps showing a soil survey conducted in the Lower Mgeta, Tanzania.

Lower Mgeta soil map - development area