Computer map of global soil types

Computer map of global soil types

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Credit: NASA GODDARD INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Computer-generated map of the World showing the distribution of major soil types. The map was produced by digitising maps made by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The 106 soil types in the FAO publication were grouped into the 21 major types represented here. The resolution of the map is 1x1 degree of latitude/longitude at the surface.

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Keywords: distribution, earth science, global data, global type distribution, sciences, soil, soil types, statistics

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