This CD-ROM contains the Digital Soil Map of the World in various formats, vector as well as raster, supported by most GIS software. The base material is the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World at an original scale of 1: 5 million. Programmes and data files give tabular country information on soil characteristics and derived soil properties from the map are included, such as pH, organic carbon content and soil moisture storage capability. In addition programmes and data files are included that display derived soil properties. The revised edition includes user-friendly ArcView files displaying dominant soils by continent as well as an updated image of the WRB World Soil Resources Map.
System requirements: Pentium PC with Windows 9x/NT/2000/, at least 64 Mb RAM and 15" or larger colour monitor with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a colour palette of 65 536 colours. - For ARC/INFO Export vector maps: ARC/INFO software on Windows PC or other platforms that support ARC/INFO such as VAX/VMS and UNIX; - For maps in ARC/INFO native vector format: ArcView 3.1 or later; - For ERDAS raster maps in ERDAS version 7.5 format: ERDAS 7.5 or later or any other software that can import ERDAS 7.5 GIS files. - For raster maps in IDRISI IMG format:IDRISI software on PC and image-processing software that can read flat raster files.