S-map is the new digital soil spatial information system for New Zealand that will provide a consistent and comprehensive national soil data layers to support applications at local, and regional to national scales. It builds on previous soil mapping by filling gaps with new mapping, and upgrading the information content and associated database to meet a new national standard. In time, S-map will have national coverage and contain predominantly new digital data at a scale that resolves soil variation on hill slopes (nominally 1:50 000 scale).
S-map is a complex relational database. The data layer provided here is a "cut-down" version of S-map as of September 2012. It consists of soil polygons and a set of .dbf tables that include look up tables for dominant and sub-dominant soil siblings, soil texture, depth and drainage. You can JOIN these lookup tables to the spatial layer using the SOILPOLY attribute common to the spatial layers and the lookup tables.
The attached files also include additional metadata to support the look up tables, and some symbology files for ArcGIS users.
You can also visit S-map Online at smap.landcareresearch.co.nz
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