Global Soil Dataset for Earth System Model

Harmonized World Soil Database

The Harmonized World Soil Database is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 15 000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5 000 000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO, 1971-1981).


Global Maps of Soil Hydraulic Properties at 250m Resolution

International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN)

The International Soil Moisture Network is an international cooperation to establish and maintain a global in-situ soil moisture database. This database is an essential means for validating and improving global satellite products, and land surface, climate, and hydrological models.

Soil Respiration Database (SRDB)

The Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) is a near-universal compendium of published soil respiration (Rs) data.


Soilgrids is a system for digital soil mapping based on a global compilation of soil profile data (WoSIS) and environmental layers. Read about the SoilGrids and WoSIS projects on


This harmonized dataset of derived soil properties for the world (WISE30sec) is comprised of a soil-geographical and a soil attribute component.

World Soil Information Service (WoSIS)

The World Soil Information Service (WoSIS) aims to serve the user with a selection of standardised/ harmonised soil profile data.