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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
 
[[Image:Cranfield_Logo.jpg|thumb|Cranfield University]]
 
[[Image:Cranfield_Logo.jpg|thumb|Cranfield University]]
There is a pressing need for the development of a National Soils Photographic Image Collection. The subject has been raised in the Council of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and a desire for it expressed by many of its members. There are already a large number of photographs, slides and digital images awaiting organization and cataloguing. There is considerable potential for substantially enlarging this educational collection through donations from BSSS members and others.
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There is a pressing need for the development of a National Soils Photographic Image Collection. The subject has been raised in the Council of the British Society of Soil Science ([http://www.soils.org.uk BSSS]) and a desire for it expressed by many of its members. There are already a large number of photographs, slides and digital images awaiting organization and cataloguing. There is considerable potential for substantially enlarging this educational collection through donations from BSSS members and others.
  
 
The collection has significant potential as a resource for students, researchers and educationalists and government departments in terms of representing the wide and varied conditions of soils in Britain and abroad. With the increasing interest in soils worldwide at many levels, e.g. schools, media, government and European Union, the establishment of a National Soils Photographical Image Collection that can be accessed on the web, with files downloaded where necessary, has considerable merit. It will add to materials currently available to support the better use and understanding of soil.
 
The collection has significant potential as a resource for students, researchers and educationalists and government departments in terms of representing the wide and varied conditions of soils in Britain and abroad. With the increasing interest in soils worldwide at many levels, e.g. schools, media, government and European Union, the establishment of a National Soils Photographical Image Collection that can be accessed on the web, with files downloaded where necessary, has considerable merit. It will add to materials currently available to support the better use and understanding of soil.
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== The Photographic Image Collection ==
 
== The Photographic Image Collection ==
[[Image:BSSSlogo.gif|thumb|BSSS - co-sponsors of SoilPIC]]
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[[Image:Bsss_logo_large.jpg|thumb|BSSS - co-sponsors of SoilPIC]]
Over the years, members of BSSS and other groups and individuals have accumulated a very considerable collection of photographic records of soil and soil-related themes. These include photographic plates, 35mm slides, 35mm negatives and, increasingly, digital photographic files. This facility will select from the best of these to draw together an authoritative set of images reflecting soil profiles and landscape conditions, initially in the UK but ultimately also overseas.  
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Over the years, members of BSSS and other groups and individuals have accumulated a very considerable collection of photographic records of soil and soil-related themes. These include photographic plates, 35mm slides, 35mm negatives and, increasingly, digital photographic files. This facility will select from the best of these to draw together an authoritative set of images reflecting soil profiles and landscape conditions, initially in the UK but ultimately also overseas.
  
 
== Physical Archive ==
 
== Physical Archive ==
Cranfield University has considerable experience and expertise in managing and cataloguing soil and soil-related artifacts and their related metadata, having built up the World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue ([http://www.wossac.com Wossac]) with support from BSSS. Within WOSSAC, soil reports and maps are stored securely together with existing records and satellite imagery in a managed, controlled environment. It is proposed that the National Soils Photographic Image Collection be stored physically alongside these materials. Digital versions of images will now be made available on this website along with images submitted by stored on Cranfield University’s servers.
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Cranfield University has considerable experience and expertise in managing and cataloguing soil and soil-related artifacts and their related metadata, having built up the World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue ([http://www.wossac.com Wossac]) with support from BSSS. Within WOSSAC, soil reports and maps are stored securely together with existing records and satellite imagery in a managed, controlled environment. It is proposed that the National Soils Photographic Image Collection be stored physically alongside these materials. Digital versions of images will now be made available on this website.
  
 
== Benefits of SoilPIC ==
 
== Benefits of SoilPIC ==
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== Accessing the Archive ==
 
== Accessing the Archive ==
This site is a Wiki, and if you are familiar with Wiki websites, you will know how to access files in it. However, if you are not, select to seel all the images below to get you started. Note that this may take a while to load on slower connections.
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This site is a Wiki, and if you are familiar with Wiki websites, you will know how to access files in it. However, if you are not, make a categorical selection below, or select to see all of the images to get you started. Note that this may take a while to load on slower connections.
  
There are a number of ways to filter through the images in the collection; we are slowly categorising the images according to a number of criteria and you may prefer to jump directly to a particular category of images via the article listings presented below:
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There are a number of means to filter through the images in the collection presented below; we are slowly categorising the images according to a number of criteria and you may prefer to jump directly to a particular category of images via the listings presented below:
  
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=== All photographs ===
 
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[[:Category: SoilPIC|Thumbnails of ALL the images in the SoilPIC Photographic Archive Collection.]]
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*[[:Category: SoilPIC|Thumbnails of ALL the images in the SoilPIC Photographic Archive Collection.]]
 
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Many slides presented here relate to events organised through the [[:Category: BSSS|British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)]], as well as the [[:Category: IWMSM|International Working Meeting on Soil Micromorphology (IWMSM)]].
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=== Soil Organisations ===
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Certain of the slides presented here relate to events organised through [[Soil Organisations]]. Select these links to see these images:
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*[[:Category: BSSS|British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)]]
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*[[:Category: IWMSM|International Working Meeting on Soil Micromorphology (IWMSM)]]
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*[[:Category: SSEW_SSLRC_NSRI|Soil Survey of England and Wales (SSEW), Soil Survey and Land Research Centre (SSLRC), National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI))]]
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*[[:Category: USDA|United States Department of Agriculture (UDSA)]]
  
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=== Image content ===
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Slides can be accessed according to photographic [[Image content]]:
 
*[[:Category:Image content]]
 
*[[:Category:Image content]]
 
**[[:Category:Profile]]
 
**[[:Category:Profile]]
 
**[[:Category:Landscape]]
 
**[[:Category:Landscape]]
  
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===Theme===
 
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Slides are catalogued by theme:
 
*[[World Soils Nature, Uses and Issues]]
 
*[[World Soils Nature, Uses and Issues]]
 
**[[Future Soil Protection]]
 
**[[Future Soil Protection]]
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***[[Soil Quality and Planning]]
 
***[[Soil Quality and Planning]]
 
***[[Soils and Health]]
 
***[[Soils and Health]]
*[[Image content]]
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**[[Profiles]]
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===Soil Classification System===
**[[Landscapes]]
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Here are presented photographs linked to the [[:Category:Soil_classification_systems|
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soil classification systems]] described.
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Slides illustrating the [[Soil_classification_system_of_England_and_Wales|
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Soil Classification System of England and Wales]]
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*[[:Category:Abercorn|Abercorn]]
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*[[:Category:Allerod|Allerod]]
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*[[:Category:Allerrod|Allerrod]]
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*[[:Category:Allerton|Allerton]]
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*[[:Category:Andover|Andover]]
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*[[:Category:Ardington|Ardington]]
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*[[:Category:Arrow|Arrow]]
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*[[:Category:Bampton|Bampton]]
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*[[:Category:Banbury|Banbury]]
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*[[:Category:Batcombe|Batcombe]]
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*[[:Category:Belmont|Belmont]]
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*[[:Category:Bentley|Bentley]]
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*[[:Category:Bodafon|Bodafon]]
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*[[:Category:Bolderwood|Bolderwood]]
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*[[:Category:Brickfield|Brickfield]]
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*[[:Category:Charity|Charity]]
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*[[:Category:Charleton|Charleton]]
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*[[:Category:Charlton|Charlton]]
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*[[:Category:Clifton|Clifton]]
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*[[:Category:Clwyd|Clwyd]]
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*[[:Category:Compton|Compton]]
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*[[:Category:Conway|Conway]]
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*[[:Category:Crannymoor|Crannymoor]]
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*[[:Category:Denchworth|Denchworth]]
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*[[:Category:Downholland|Downholland]]
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*[[:Category:Dunsford|Dunsford]]
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*[[:Category:Essendon|Essendon]]
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*[[:Category:Ettrick|Ettrick]]
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*[[:Category:Evesham|Evesham]]
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*[[:Category:Fforest|Fforest]]
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*[[:Category:Foggathorpe|Foggathorpe]]
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*[[:Category:Gore|Gore]]
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*[[:Category:Grougfoot|Grougfoot]]
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*[[:Category:Grove|Grove]]
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*[[:Category:Hamble|Hamble]]
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*[[:Category:Hanslope|Hanslope]]
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*[[:Category:Harwell|Harwell]]
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*[[:Category:Head|Head]]
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Slides illustrating the [[:Category:World Reference Base]]
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===Soil type===
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*[[:Category:Alfisol]]
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[[Category:SoilPIC]]
 
[[Category:SoilPIC]]

Latest revision as of 08:51, 5 July 2012

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Contents

[edit] Introduction

Cranfield University

There is a pressing need for the development of a National Soils Photographic Image Collection. The subject has been raised in the Council of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and a desire for it expressed by many of its members. There are already a large number of photographs, slides and digital images awaiting organization and cataloguing. There is considerable potential for substantially enlarging this educational collection through donations from BSSS members and others.

The collection has significant potential as a resource for students, researchers and educationalists and government departments in terms of representing the wide and varied conditions of soils in Britain and abroad. With the increasing interest in soils worldwide at many levels, e.g. schools, media, government and European Union, the establishment of a National Soils Photographical Image Collection that can be accessed on the web, with files downloaded where necessary, has considerable merit. It will add to materials currently available to support the better use and understanding of soil.

The challenge up to this point has been to find the best means to secure, store, promote and disseminate the collection. This web resource, managed by Cranfield University, UK, now assumes the responsibility for these activities with the support of the British Society of Soil Science.

If you find SoilPIC a useful reference source, you may also wish to consult the parallel Soil-Net Photographic Archive. If you are an editor, you can find instructions here: Help:Editors Instructions.

[edit] The Photographic Image Collection

BSSS - co-sponsors of SoilPIC

Over the years, members of BSSS and other groups and individuals have accumulated a very considerable collection of photographic records of soil and soil-related themes. These include photographic plates, 35mm slides, 35mm negatives and, increasingly, digital photographic files. This facility will select from the best of these to draw together an authoritative set of images reflecting soil profiles and landscape conditions, initially in the UK but ultimately also overseas.

[edit] Physical Archive

Cranfield University has considerable experience and expertise in managing and cataloguing soil and soil-related artifacts and their related metadata, having built up the World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue (Wossac) with support from BSSS. Within WOSSAC, soil reports and maps are stored securely together with existing records and satellite imagery in a managed, controlled environment. It is proposed that the National Soils Photographic Image Collection be stored physically alongside these materials. Digital versions of images will now be made available on this website.

[edit] Benefits of SoilPIC

There are many benefits to the establishment of the National Soils Photographic Image Collection. The most immediate is that it will make available a wide range of illustrative materials on soils, their properties, uses, problems and potential solutions, and support the drive to engender a better understanding and management of the soil for future uses.

[edit] Accessing the Archive

This site is a Wiki, and if you are familiar with Wiki websites, you will know how to access files in it. However, if you are not, make a categorical selection below, or select to see all of the images to get you started. Note that this may take a while to load on slower connections.

There are a number of means to filter through the images in the collection presented below; we are slowly categorising the images according to a number of criteria and you may prefer to jump directly to a particular category of images via the listings presented below:

[edit] All photographs



[edit] Soil Organisations

Certain of the slides presented here relate to events organised through Soil Organisations. Select these links to see these images:

[edit] Image content

Slides can be accessed according to photographic Image content:

[edit] Theme

Slides are catalogued by theme:

[edit] Soil Classification System

Here are presented photographs linked to the soil classification systems described.

Slides illustrating the Soil Classification System of England and Wales

Slides illustrating the Category:World Reference Base

[edit] Soil type

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