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Stiboka reports and maps digitised

Published on
December 2, 2019

All Stiboka (Stichting voor Bodemkartering) reports and maps are digitised by the back office of WUR Library. The 1500 reports and over 10.000 maps are stored in the e-depot and available to everyone.

In 2019 1520 Stiboka reports and 10.000 maps were digitised. The reports were published from 1959 until 1989.

There’s one Stiboka report with 300 additional maps: Landschapskartering Twente: het gebruik van het Informatiesysteem Landschapsbeeld voor de herziening van het streekplan Twente, by A Buitenhuis, PA Burrough, AA de Veer (1982).

Stiboka (Stichting voor Bodemkartering) was a Dutch institute that was part of the Landbouwhogeschool in Wageningen. The institute was founded in 1945 by prof. dr. C.H. Edelman, a well-known geologist and Rector Magnificus from 1946 to 1947. Stiboka worked on soil mapping for agricultural purposes.

The Library is striving to collect and to digitise all publications and the additional maps of Wageningen University & Research. Before the Stiboka reports, the maps from three report series had already been scanned: the Alterra rapporten, the Mededelingen van de Landbouwhogeschool and the Verslagen Landbouwkundig Onderzoek.

Prof.C.H. Edelman (1903-1964). Source: WUR Image Collections
Prof.C.H. Edelman (1903-1964). Source: WUR Image Collections
Stiboka reports
Stiboka reports
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Stiboka reports 2