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Similarity plot of some soil productivity-relevant evaluation systems. Similarity is expressed by local neighbourhood. Axes are based on computed complex factors and have thus arbitrary meaning. Abbreviations and references: German BS = German Soil Rating (Rothkegel, 1950), Austrian BS = Austrian Soil Rating (Bodenaufnahmesysteme, 2001), Storie index (Storie, 1933), M-SQR (Muencheberg Soil Quality Rating, Fig. 2, Mueller et al., 2007), VSA (Visual Soil Assessment, Shepherd, 2000), LSRS Canada (Land Suitability Rating System, Agronomic Interpretations Working Group, 1995), AEZ (Agro-ecological zoning, Fischer et al., 2002).