The Pedometrics Award Committee has recently announced that the Best Pedometrics Paper 2017 is Angelini, M. E., Heuvelink, G. B. M., & Kempen, B. (2017). Multivariate mapping of soil with structural equation modelling. European Journal of Soil Science, 68(5), 575–591
This paper was appreciated for its application of structural equation modelling to digital soil mapping, explicitly incorporating pedological knowledge in DSM modelling through a mathematical implementation of a conceptual model.