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Mapping of the Soil

Handbook / Manual

By: Jean-Paul Legros

411 pages, diagrams

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #155208 | ISBN: 157808363X
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NHBS Price: £59.50 $73/€67 approx

About this book

Translated from the French. This treatise on soil cartography deals with modern methods and techniques, use of computers, and application of statistics for mapping soil cover. It covers everything required for the interpretation of results obtained, and for determining the most economical itinerary to attain that purpose.


General Introduction; Definitions, Objectives and Concepts; Definition of the Soil Map and its Components; Objectives and Applications of Mapping; The Russian School of Soil Science; The Issues; Various Kinds of Approaches; Various Mapping Procedures; Graphical Treatment of Pedological Objects; Types of Legend; Scales; Preparation of a Field Work Plan; Conditions of Contract; Estimation of Times and Costs; Ordering, Preparing and Utilizing Aerial Photographs; Photogrammetric Documents; Documents and Equipment; Problems of Practical Organization; Description of Soils in the Field; Generalities; Description of Certain Principal Properties; Design of a Description System for Computer Processing; Technique of Describing Soils; Quality Checks Related to Description of Soils; Organization of a Profile-study Program; Map Preparation and Quality Checks; Methodological Basis of Zoning; Preparation of the Map; Quality Checks Related to Graphic Information; Computer Processing of Data; Generalities; Treatment of Graphic Data; Processing Non-graphic Data Pertaining to the Map; Processing of Profile Data in France; Some International Efforts; Modeling and Automation; Soil Prediction from Aerial Photographs; Trial of Segmentation of Space; Generalization of Local Observations; Measurement of the Similarity between Soils; Simplification of Boundaries.

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