Predictive Soil Mapping for advanced R users

This is the online version of the Open Access book: Predictive Soil Mapping with R. Pull requests and general comments are welcome. These materials are based on the technical tutorials developed within the ISRIC’s Global Soil Information Facilities (GSIF) framework for automated soil mapping over the period 2014–2017.

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Hard copies of this book from will be made available in the second half of 2018.


Tom Hengl is a Senior Researchers / technical director at Envirometrix Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental modeler, data scientist and spatial analyst. Tom is a passionate advocate for, and supporter of, open data, reproducible science and career development for young scientists. He has designed and implemented the global SoilGrids dataset, partially in response to other well known open data projects such as OpenStreetMap, GBIF, GlobalForestWatch and global climate mapping projects. He has been teaching predictive soil mapping at Wageningen University / ISRIC within the “Hands-on-GSIF” block courses. Video tutorials of the soil mapping with R can also be found at