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Layer 2: Biophysical characteristics

2.1. Soil type and composition

What kind of topsoil is present (e.g. clay or sand)? Ideally, the classification uses the International soil classification system, but data availability may vary. Shapefiles are the ideal format but may not always be available. In any case try to look for descriptive reports that describe the local soil characteristics. For those unfamiliar with soil types, the FAO Soils Portal is a fantastic reference to learn more.


Title Type Author(s) Year
Tipos de suelos en Alajuelita Report Comisión Nacional de Emergencias Add image
EL Mapa de Suelos de Costa Rica Book Asociación Costarricense de la Ciencia del Suelo 2013 Add image
MAPA DE SUELOS DE COSTA RICA Map Ministerio Agricultura y Ganadería MAG 2013 Add image
Órdenes de Suelo en Costa Rica Map Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería 2013 Add image

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