Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Soil Chemistry

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Description

This dataset contains soil infrared spectral data and paired soil property reference measurements for georeferenced soil samples that were collected through the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project, which lasted from 2009 through 2018. In this release, we include data collected during Phase I (2009-2013.) Georeferenced samples were collected from 19 countries in Sub-Saharan African using a statistically sound sampling scheme, and their soil properties were analyzed using both conventional soil testing methods and spectral methods (infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy). The two types of data can be paired to form a training dataset for machine learning, such that certain soil properties can be well-predicted through less expensive spectral techniques.

Update Frequency

As required

License

ODC Open Database License ("ODbL") version 1.0, with attribution to AfSIS

Documentation

https://github.com/qedsoftware/afsis-soil-chem-tutorial

Managed By

QED

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Contact

afsis@qed.ai

Usage Examples

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Paired wet and dry chemistry measurements for georeferenced soils collected by the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS), stored as CSV and OPUS files.
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::afsis
    AWS Region
    us-east-1

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