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Mapping Trends in Soil Properties
You will complete an activity on mapping trends in soil properties using an online soil mapping resource. The emergence of tools such as this to visualize global and national soil data easily and with full public access is revolutionizing information about soils and management constraints in different regions of the world. Please download the worksheet so that you can fill it in (either on paper or preferably just by writing in your responses in MS Word).
The two web resources you will need for this worksheet are placed here so you can access them while you fill in the worksheet.
Mainly you will need the International Soil Resource Information Centre's soil mapping resource of the world, SoilGrids. Click past the intro window that will appear in the center of the screen and then pan the map to the area of interest as identified in the worksheet.
Credit: image above and in the downloadable worksheet were generated using the SoilGrids data portal, and are used with permission of the International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) according to the terms of an open database license (ODbL). Sharing and adapting of data is permitted.
This is a mapping portal that resembles google earth - you have the ability to pan, zoom in, drag the map with the cursor and mouse (Fig. 5.1.7). When you enter you should see a toolbar in the top right corner. More instructions on the portal are given on the formative assessment worksheet.
You will also need briefly, this online map showing global annual total precipitation.
Files to Download
Download the Worksheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 906kB Jan3 18)to complete your assessment.
Grading Information and Rubric (not applicable for online course; grading rubric for in-class assessment activity).
Your assignment will be evaluated based on the following rubric. The maximum grade for the assignment is 30 points.
|Work Shown||Possible Points|
|Understanding and correctly querying data on the web resource||10|
|Filling in both columns of table for pH||3|
|7 response areas in questions 9 through 15, 2 points each for|
partial credit and complete credit based on correctness and completeness
|Style and grammar elements within written responses that require sentences||3|