According to the Hungarian Soil Information and
Monitoring System's (HSIMS) database a group estimation method was developed to
predict the mean soil hydrophysical properties. The estimation efficiency of
the worked out prediction procedures was controlled on a test database, and on
a dataset of a study area. It can be established that the water retention and
the hydraulic conductivity of soils are sufficiently predictable from the
category data of soil maps. The 10-digit map codes of the PWW mapping method were
created by different estimation methods, and as a result the PWW map was drawn.
However, it is not always possible to estimate the necessary soil hydrophysical
properties from the available map information for preparing the PWW map.
Sometimes the knowledge gained from the field reports is needed as well.
Further studies are planned for integrating these morphological information
into our estimations.