Training workshop in digital soil mapping (Wageningen, 9-11 September 2013)

 
Participants and ISRIC staff during the training

Training workshop in digital soil mapping (Wageningen, 9-11 September 2013)

ISRIC organized a three-day workshop to train three Tanzanian scientists from Sokoine University of Agriculture and the Tanzanian Forest Services in the theory and use of digital soil mapping digital soil mapping. The workshop involved lectures and hands-on computer exercises using the open-source software R for statistical computing. Topics that were addressed during the training are introduction to R, basic statistics and geostatistics, step-by-step geostatistical analysis and modelling in R, demonstration of soil mapping with the GSIF and plotKML R-packages, validation of soil maps. The training took place in the context of the project ‘Development of a soil carbon map based on NAFORMA and non-NAFORMA datasets for the United Republic of Tanzania’. The project is funded by the FAO and carried out by ISRIC in collaboration with local Tanzanian partners and AfSIS.