"This work holds the proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 conference, held in Moscow, Russia between July 4-6, 2017. The last decade has shown an increasing demand for information on the state of the world's soils, from areas such as soil management, global food security, ecological sustainability, and scientists who model biospheric processes under the influence of climate change. The most recent version of the Soil Map of the World was made in 1985. Since then, new knowledge on soil geography and field data has been accumulated, allowing for the creation of many regional and local soil maps.Completely new technologies such as geospatial technologies and remote sensing have been developed. All this created the preconditions for the beginning of the work on a new digital Global Soil Map.To reach this ambitious aim a number of leading soil science institutions of various countries of the world created a Consortium that aimed to develop a methodology for global digital soil mapping, verify this methodology in different regions, and finally to make a digital Global Soil Map.Methodology and approaches are discussed at a series of annual business meetings, international scientific workshops and conferences, the most important previous ones have been held in Orleans (France) in 2013 and in Ottawa (Canada) in 2015."--Provided by publisher.