European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World

The European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World (EuDASM) is a massive repository of scanned soil and geologic maps covering large areas of Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The maps were archived over the years by ISRIC – World Soil Information and were recently been scanned and made available online. It looks like there are 1,000’s of maps in the EuDASM digital library.

An engineer working in Kenya for Engineers Without Borders contacted me recently about converting some of the maps into overlays for Google Earth, which I was happy to do. These maps can be accessed from the link at the bottom of this post.

I’m not sure how much of a demand there is out there for Google Earth versions of these maps. It would be great if they were all converted into Google Earth overlays, but that would be a huge undertaking. In the meantime, I’d be more than happy to help out any other individuals or groups out there that could benefit from having some of these maps available in Google Earth. I don’t have the resources or time to do all of the maps in the archive, but I can certainly help out with regional efforts. If you have a specific group of maps that you’d like to see added to the Google Earth overlays, contact me.


Download With Google Earth


Google Earth Library

European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM). 2005. Maps are holdings of ISRIC. Maps are made available by the European Commission – Joint Research Centre through


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