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Soil Dataset for the Jazira Region of Syria

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Title: Soil Dataset for the Jazira Region of Syria
Depositor: Mathys, Tony; University of Edinburgh
Abstract: Soil dataset is attributed with soil type, secondary soil type and soil code variables. Additional attributes include land use type, other land uses and tertiary land use activities.
Lineage: Derived from 1:500,000 Map in Mohammed Ilaiwa's thesis 'Contribution to the Knowledge of the Soils of Syria'. Additional information taken from W.J. van Liere: 'Syria - Classification and rational utilization of soils - Report to the government, Soil Survey of the Jezireh.' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), 1965Soil map was copied to mylar and scanned to create a polygon coverage of the soil classes; included with this dataset is land-use attribute information. Each polygon was labeled and attributed with soil and land-use pattern values.
Date: 2010-06-30
Format: ESRI Shapefile

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