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Is there any place where we can get soil Shapefiles of India (if not detailed information, can we get region wise/state wise)? I have seen this data base for few regions like USA.

To compute "Q" in a basin or at a point, I am looking for soil shapefiles to use in Arcgis.

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As far as I am aware, this data is currently not available freely due to various reasons.

update You can download the shapefile from FAO's Site:

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However you can get some basic information about the various soil properties for a given area here : India-WRIS

You can also find some old maps at EU Soils, which you could digitize to create new shapefiles.

Disclaimer: I am currently working on the team that is involved in the development of the first linked site

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Thanks for the information. I got soil details of the India area in pdf format. There is huge area to digitize and I am avoiding digitization option. I am looking for shape files so that I can use it to get results of the application. The site you provided also having lot of useful information. – Dr. A.D.Prasad Mar 27 '12 at 8:50
A co-worker just pointed out this link on FAO's site:… – Devdatta Tengshe Mar 27 '12 at 8:51
Yes looking for these type of info.Thank you. – Dr. A.D.Prasad Mar 27 '12 at 9:04

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