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1 1 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 A step towards harmonization of Soil Information in Europe “Web Portal to European Soil Database” Marc Van Liedekerke, Panos Panagos

2 2 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Data The European Soil Data Base v2 Raster Archive European Soil Database Documents European Soil Bureau Research Reports-Other Research Reports &Papers European Soil Data Base Map Archive Applications SOMIS (SOil Map Internet Server): Standalone web-based application Map Viewer: Web Mapping Service (WMS) application (OGC compliant) European Soils by theme Soil Erosion Projects Development of a prototype for the update of European soil data (INSPIRE) * Mailing list: In order to keep interested persons up to date. Soils Portal:

3 3 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/ k x 10k rasters derived from the 1:1,000,000 ESDB data Free public access to these degraded but usable data (models) Raster data files for 73 attributes: Soil Database Attributes Pedotransfer Database Attributes In 2 co-ordinate systems: GISCO Lambert Azimuth co-ordinate system LAEA_ERTS INSPIRE Reference Grid: Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Initial point for the development of a prototype system for updating data Data (1): Raster Archive

4 4 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Data (2):Distribution of Soil Database Soil Database (distribution version 1) will be available on CD-ROM through the OPOCE (by the end of 2004) Distribution consists of 4 components Soil Geographical Database of Europe Pedotransfer Rules database Soil Profile Analytical database Database of Hydraulic properties Distribution version 2 is under construction Full Database documentation will be available in the Soil Portal: Metadata Database Dictionaries Attributes coding Only the Raw data will not be distributed

5 5 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 A repository for European Soil Bureau Network Research Reports (15 reports) A common place for other research reports and papers (11 reports) Multilingual versions of Reports (Example: Manual of Procedures Version 1.1) Documents(1): Research Reports - Papers

6 6 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Collection of maps representing all attributes: Soil Database Attributes Pedotransfer Database Attributes PDF format (A3), sizes typically between 1 and 2 MB Dominant value Maps For each theme, 3 maps available : Thematic Purity: is an indicator of the quality of a thematic map Confident:an indicator of the quality of an attribute value (provided by the contributor) Documents(2): Map Archive Example map : volume of stones

7 7 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Simple Map operations: Zooming, panning, querying, layering User can view and inspect soil data but cannot download User friendly application – No need for specific S/W(only web browser) Fully documented (Contents of European Soil Database CD-ROM) 2 Map applications : multiple soil related layers (Grouped in 3 categories) single WRB soil layer Built with free web mapping software – Open Source (Minnesota MapServer) Applications (1): SOMIS (SOil Map Internet Server) Standalone web-based application for the navigation of soil related maps

8 8 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Applications(1): Future developments - What is next? Full development of all the layers (73) derived from Soil Geographical database Development with ESRI ARCIMS software more efficient development and delivery of web mapping application more functions in the off-the-shelf user interface In context of INSPIRE development of two additional map services : one for ITALY 1:250,000 or 10km x 10km GRID one for a Regional project(maybe Alpine Project) in a smaller scale (1km x 1km GRID) investigate how these developments can be further adapted to INSPIRE principles.

9 9 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Applications(2): Map Viewer Web Mapping Service (WMS) application (OGC compliant) Runs as a server to serve maps to WMS clients (e.g. INSPIRE Map Viewer) Combine layers of maps located in different Map servers all around the World Regions Map Soils Map user

10 10 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 INSPIRE Map Viewer: integrating maps residing on OGC compliant WMS servers Applications(2):Map Viewer

11 11 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 European Soils by theme: Soil Erosion Place to make available information about Soil themes CD-ROM: Nature & Extent of Soil Erosion in Europe (PESERA project) Pan European Soil Erosion estimates (t/ha/yr) data (from PESERA project)

12 12 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Projects(1): Development of Prototype 10k x 10k raster derived from the 1:1,000,000 ESDB data Question:How those grids can be updated? A proposed 1 st step(methodology): Regional data providers would send data in raster format (participatory approach) to JRC JRC would then integrate the regional data in updated European rasters. Is it according to INSPIRE principles? Example: WRB_LV1 Soil reference group code (WRB)

13 13 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Projects(2): Development of Prototype 10k x 10k raster derived from the Italian Eco-pedological map (scale 1: ) Data are more accurate and detailed The 1k x 1k raster Grid is even more accurate Example: RIF_S1 Soil reference group code(WRB)?

14 14 SOMIS: ISPRA 01/07/2004 Projects(3): Questions -Remarks All rasters should be produced according to the nested grid system proposed for the European reference Grid (1k, 10k, 100k…) All rasters should be produced according to the same co-ordinate system (ETRS_LAEA) Use of unique labelling of grid cells The data values provided by the Italian raster should match classes/instructions imposed by the European level If the European raster is at 10k, should the Italian raster sent be 1k or 10k ? What should happen at the borders of Italy ? Raster cells overlap with cells from neighbouring countries How often the data will be updated?


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