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Harmonization of Soil Information in the Alps The ECALP Project: Results and Prospects Lombardia Pilot Area Stefano Brenna, Alberto Rocca ERSAF – Agency.

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1 Harmonization of Soil Information in the Alps The ECALP Project: Results and Prospects Lombardia Pilot Area Stefano Brenna, Alberto Rocca ERSAF – Agency for Agriculture and Forests - Lombardia Ispra, 6-7 February 2006

2 Switzerland Italy, Lombardia ETRS-LAEA system UnitKm [Xmin,Ymin][4236, 2522] Range X[ ] Range Y[ ] Swiss-Italian Pilot Area The Swiss-Italian pilot area, 400 km 2 wide, is located between the lakes of Lugano and Como, all around the southeast region of Canton Ticino called Malcatone. The extent is 20 km both longitudinal and latitudinal. The reference grid contains 1km x 1km cells; pilot area is formed by a set of 400 regular cells.

3 Lombardia Pilot Area Prealps Morainic hills lakes Reference Soil Groups (WRB, 1998) CM - Cambisols LP - Leptosols LU – Luvisols (alic features) LV – Luvisols PH - Phaeozems UM - Umbrisols Soil Regions

4 cross-border pixel Switzerland Italy, Lombardia Italy-Switzerland shared pixel Italy area < 50% 50% < Italy area < 100 % Italy area = 100% cross-border pixel 50% < Italy area < 100 % Switzerland area = 0 %

5 main open issues the focus should be concentrated on the relevant information; sharing methods and rules to determine soil information, in particular in cross-border pixel; the growth of the network among the Regional Soil Services is the most important goal to be followed up; an Alpine database should be formed by both soil information and other thematic information (climate, geology, …); accessibility of information for stakeholders (e.g. by means of web service); the problem of coordinates translation should be properly studied.

6 method to identify the dominant STU occurring in the pixels by means of MS Access database query web utility to get the possibility to visualize grid maps and data stored in the pixel available support tools

7 web tool by clicking on a pixel of the map it is possible to visualize correspondent ECALP data click on each attribute to visualize detailed description

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