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Soil Map of the Philippines

Requested from BSWM by A. Rubin at 05:20 PM on Mar 28, 2023.
Purpose: Research and Academic Publication
Date of Coverage: 02/28/2023 - 03/28/2023
Tracking no: #BSWM-150649273519

Rubin 05:20 PM, Mar 28, 2023

Good day! May I request for a copy of a soil map of the Philippines? It would be better if you could provide a vector (shapefile) map or a georeferenced raster map.

Officer 02:36 PM, Mar 29, 2023

March 29, 2023

Dear Austin Kinn Rubin,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 28, 2023 05:20:12 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Soil Map of the Philippines.

Response to your request

We were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request. You may retrieve your requested information from www.bswm.maps.da.gov.ph

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Ms. Gina P. Nilo, Director of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

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Rubin 02:58 PM, Mar 29, 2023

Good afternoon! I am requesting the shp files of the soil map of the Philippines through FOI since I can't access www.bswm.maps.da.gov.ph using any of my internet browser (Firefox, Edge, & Internet Explorer). Please see attached image for proof.

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