ISRIC: Sneak Preview of New Edition of SoilGrids250m & Request for Feedback
ISRIC – World Soil Information (WDS Regular Member) has been updating its soil property maps for the world (SoilGrids250m). Numerous improvements were implemented since publication of the '2017 version', making this a completely new product. A sneak preview is available here; the full version with supporting web viewer will be released around March 2020.
So far, the layers have been submitted to a first draft expert evaluation at ISRIC, which is aware that some layers are prone to change prior to their final release in early 2020. While ISRIC continues to address some of the identified issues, you are most welcome to help it improve SoilGrids by providing your expertise for the geographical areas you are most familiar with. For this, you are kindly invited to answer a few questions on this Google form to help ISRIC qualitatively evaluate the general patterns of the different layers. You may also help ISRIC by sharing soil profile data and soil expertise for your country.
For more information on the sneak preview of SoilGrids250m, please see ISRIC’s website.