Tihonenko D. G., Degtiarov V. V., Gorin M. O., Veremeenko S. I., Furman V. M., Gavva D. V. Cartography of soils / Ed. D. G. Tihonenko, M. O. Gorin. – Kharkiv : Maidan, 2014. – 494 p.

  • A. P. Travleyev Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
  • N. A. Bilova Dnipropetrovsk University of Customs Service and Finances
Keywords: cartography of soils, mapping, textbook, remote sensing of the Earth, GIS technologies

Abstract

In the textbook, the difficult issues of cartography of soils are considered as an independent section of Soil Science. The proposed program of the discipline "Cartography of soils" provides the detailed research by future specialists – soil scientists and agrochemists of theory and practice of soil mapping and preparation of cartograms, serving as cartographic basis of rational land use, which is a basic mean of production. The reviewed textbook is powerful on the content, but from the point of view of a scientist and a producer, the volume makes a service and performs another, pocket function, becomes a reliable reference book that is needed very much in-process. A positive factor is almost exhaustive information about the modern electronic-ecological and space methods of researches. A specialist must learn and get acquainted with the newest methods, as in the near time a modern productive equipment of the remote methods, undoubtedly, will be basic in cartographic work.   The collective, complex, well justified experience of application the methods of remote sensing of the Earth and GIS technologies for soil mapping. Much attention is paid to the traditional (classic) soil surveys. Without this knowledge, it is difficult to present the successful mastering of new methods of mapping. In theoretical terms, it is important that the soil is considered by the authors as a component of biogeocenosis, ecosystem, geosystem. This is consistent with the opinion the great majority of the classics of the modern theory of ecosystems. After each section of the textbook the checklists and the tasks for independent work are offered. The tutorial "Cartography of soils" is based on the textbook of the same name, prepared under the editorship of Professor D. G. Tihonenko by the group of authors: D. G. Tihonenko, N. A. Gorin, S. V. Rybalko, V. I. Sydorenko, A. A. Remynsky, A. A. Georgy, M. A. Shchukovsky, A. I. Gorb, A. F. Saenko, S. A. Baluk, L. L. Velichko, M. V. Lesnoy, V. I. Filon, I. M. Belaya, V. P. Poluyanov, A. I. Fateev, the editor and originator – N. A. Gorin. When preparing the textbook the authors have considered the experience of the Lviv-Odessa school of soil mapping, which is presented in the textbook "Cartography of soil cover" and "Factors of soil formation" (S. P. Poznyak, E. N. Kraseha, M. G.Kot), the experience of Kherson State Agrarian University – "Geoinformational systems in the agricultural sphere" (V. V. Morozov and A. V. Morozov and colleagues), the experience of the National Scientific Centre "A. N. Sokolovsky Institute of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry" of NAAS of Ukraine – "The problems and prospects of remote sensing of soils of Ukraine” (S. G. Truskavetsky), the experience of the Kharkiv school (Karazin Kharkiv National University) of cartographicalproviding with ecological researches and nature conservation (V. A. Peresadko), the experience of Zaporizhzhya filial brunch “The Institute of soil conservation of Ukraine”, agrochemical cartography (A. A. Syzonenko), etc. The disadvantages include a surprisingly meager print run of the textbook, which comes under a signature stamp given by MES of Ukraine, in 300 copies, which in any case does not provide its needs at the time when the cartographic work started again throughout the territory of Ukraine.

References

Tihonenko D. G., Degtiarov V. V., Gorin M. O., Veremeenko S. I., Furman V. M., Gavva D. V. Cartography of soils / Ed. D. G. Tihonenko, M. O. Gorin. – Kharkiv : Maidan, 2014. – 494 p.

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2014-09-09
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Travleyev, A., & Bilova, N. (2014). Tihonenko D. G., Degtiarov V. V., Gorin M. O., Veremeenko S. I., Furman V. M., Gavva D. V. Cartography of soils / Ed. D. G. Tihonenko, M. O. Gorin. – Kharkiv : Maidan, 2014. – 494 p. Fundamental and Applied Soil Science, 15(3-4), 100-110. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/041421