An Introduction of Korean Soil Information System

한국 토양정보시스템 소개

  • Hong, S. Young (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Zhang, Yong-Seon (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Hyun, Byung-Keun (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Sonn, Yeon-Kyu (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Kim, Yi-Hyun (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Jung, Sug-Jae (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Park, Chan-Won (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Song, Kwan-Cheol (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Jang, Byoung-Choon (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Choe, Eun-Young (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Lee, Ye-Jin (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Ha, Sang-Keun (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Suk (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Sik (Research Policy Bureau) ;
  • Jung, Goo-Bok (Extension Service Bureau, RDA) ;
  • Ko, Byong-Gu (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)) ;
  • Kim, Gun-Yeob (Department of Agricultural Environment, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS))
  • 홍석영 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 장용선 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 현병근 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 손연규 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 김이현 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 정석재 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 박찬원 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 송관철 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 장병춘 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 최은영 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 이예진 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 하상건 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 김명숙 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 이종식 (농촌진흥청 연구정책국) ;
  • 정구복 (농촌진흥청 농촌지원국) ;
  • 고병구 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부) ;
  • 김건엽 (농촌진흥청 국립농업과학원 농업환경부)
  • Received : 2008.06.12
  • Accepted : 2008.08.06
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

Detailed information on soil characteristics is of great importance for the use and conservation of soil resources that are essential for human welfare and ecosystem sustainability. This paper introduces soil inventory of Korea focusing on national soil database establishment, information systems, use, and future direction for natural resources management. Different scales of soil maps surveyed and soil test data collected by RDA (Rural Development Administration) were computerized to construct digital soil maps and database. Soil chemical properties and heavy metal concentrations in agricultural soils including vulnerable agricultural soils were investigated regularly at fixed sampling points. Internet-based information systems for soil and agro-environmental resources were developed based on 'National Soil Survey Projects' for managing soil resources and for providing soil information to the public, and 'Agroenvironmental Change Monitoring Project' to monitor spatial and temporal changes of agricultural environment will be opened soon. Soils data has a great potential of further application in estimation of soil carbon storage, water capacity, and soil loss. Digital mapping of soil and environment using state-of-the-art and emerging technologies with a pedometrics concept will lead to future direction.

Keywords

Soil database;soil map;GIS;information system;inventory

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