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Soil Atlas of Africa. Small-scale Soil Maps at the Laboratory of Soil Science. Eric Van Ranst. Laboratory of Soil Science. Overview. image files (scans). vector maps. Laboratory of Soil Science. Central African Soil Database : Regional. 1) Soil map of the Belgian Congo & Ruanda-Urundi.

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Soil Atlas of Africa

Small-scale Soil Maps

at the Laboratory of Soil Science

Eric Van Ranst

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Overview

image files (scans)

vector maps

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Regional

1) Soil map of the Belgian Congo & Ruanda-Urundi

vectorised

* 1:5 M

* 1958-1959 (C. Sys)

* INEAC classification ~ Soil Taxonomy

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Regional

2) Soil association map of Rwanda & Burundi

* 1:1 M

image

* 1957 – 1961 (A. Van Wambeke)

* INEAC classification

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Carte des Sols du

Rwanda et du Burundi

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Central African Soil Database : Regional

3) SOTER Central Africa (2007)

vectorised

* 1:2 M for DR Congo

* 1:1 M for Rwanda, Burundi

* WRB classification

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Central African Soil Database : Rwanda

1) Soil map of Rwanda

vectorised

* 1:250,000

* 1992

* legend ~ parent material, development, texture, depth, drainage

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Rwanda

A

.

C

6

3

dominant: I.A3

secundary: G.K5.z

tertiary: I.C4.gr

association

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Rwanda

2) Soil map of Rwanda

* 1:50,000

* 2000

* 43 sheets

* legend ~ parent material, development, texture, depth, drainage

* soil profile classification

~ INEAC, USDA, FAO

vectorised

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Burundi

1) Soil map of Burundi

* 1:250,000

vectorised

* 1988

* soil classification

~ INEAC, USDA (1975), FAO (1975)

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : Burundi

2) Soil map of Burundi

* 1:50,000

image

* 2000

* 42 sheets

* soil classification : great group & subgroup of the ISABU classification

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

 Soil maps realised between 1945 – 1960 by INEAC

 Soil maps realised after 1960 by Ghent University

 Coverage of about 15%

vectorised

image

  • digitalisation project is ongoing

collaboration with UNIKIN and UNILU

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

1) Soil map of the Lower Congo and Kinshasa

* 1:200,000

* 1991

* 8 sheets

* cartographic legend ~ parent material

profile development

texture

soil depth

* soil profiles : INEAC, USDA (1975), FAO (1988)

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

2) Reconnaissance soil map of the Kwango

* 1:1,000,000

* 1955

* 1 sheet, associations or complexes, INEAC

3) Reconnaisance soil map of the Kasai

* 1:200,000

* 1958

* 2 sheets, associations of soil series ~ parent material & soil profile development

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

4) Soil map of the Upper Lulua

* 1:1,000,000

* 1959 - 1960

* great groups ~ INEAC classification

5) Soil association map of the Upper Lulua – Dilolo

* 1:200,000

* 1959 - 1960

* associations reporting parent material, development & texture

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

6) Reconnaissance soil map of Maniema

* 1:250,000

* 1960

* 1 sheet, complexes, INEAC classification

7) Soil maps of the Kivu

* 1:50,000 – 1:500,000

* 1950 - 1970

* 3 sheets

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Central African Soil Database : DR Congo

8) Soil maps of the Eastern Province

* 1:40,000 – 1:200,000

* 1952 - 1959

* 8 sheets

9) Soil maps of the Equator

* 1:50,000 – 1:100,000

* 1956 - 1968

* 8 sheets

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Other Soil Maps (image files)

1) Soil map of Cameroon

image

* 1:500,000 – 11 sheets (not published)

* 1982 – 1990 (E. Van Ranst & J. Debaveye)

* great group level (Soil Taxonomy)

2) Soil map of the Republic of Botswana

image

* 1:1M – 2 sheets

* 1990

* soil group & 1 subgroup ~ FAO legend

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Other Soil Maps (image files)

3) Soils and physiography of Tanzania

* 1:2M

image

* 1983

* FAO legend

4) Provisional soil map of Zimbabwe - Rhodesia

* 1:1M

image

* 1979 - 2nd Edition

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Other Soil Maps (image files)

5) Soil map of the Republic of Zambia

image

* 1:500,000

* 1967

* legend ~ soil map Africa ‘63

6) Soil mapof theRepublic of Zambia

image

* 1:3M

* 1983

* FAO legend

Laboratory of Soil Science

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Other Soil Maps (image files)

7) Soil map of Tunesia

image

* 1:1M

8) Soil map of Algeria

image

* 1:500,000 – 7 sheets

9) Soil map of the Arabic countries : North Morocco

* 1:1M

image

Laboratory of Soil Science