Accessing WoSIS using R
This document shows how to access WoSIS from R
-- the "latest" version via Web Feature Service (WFS)
-- the "snapshot" version via download
For an overview of WoSIS, see https://www.isric.org/explore/wosis. The WoSIS Procedures Manual explains how to access the database in various ways; here we expand their brief description of using R for this purpose.
This links to https://www.isric.org/explore/wosis/accessing-wosis-derived-datasets which explains the difference between snapshot and dynamic datasets, and how to access them. That page links to this one.
Scripts to access R for the two forms of the WoSIS database are provided as R Markdown source documents at https://git.wur.nl/Batje001/wosis/-/tree/master/R_scripts, along with their compiled HTML and PDF outputs, and R scripts extracted from the R Markdown source.
R Markdown is explained by the R Studio project: https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com. You can also load the extracted R code and run in your favourite R environment.