There has been a change in the way the S-map is being made available to users. The S-map primary map layer of soil classes (i.e. delineated areas that are labelled with the soil family name) is no longer freely available to commercial users. Access to this data and associated soil attribute data for commercial use is by negotiation - please contact Graeme Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the soil drainage attribute for S-map previously available as a lookup table. It is available for non-commercial use under a creative commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND).Soil drainage is a relatively simple classification of the soil profile that describes the likelihood of seasonal wetness. It is based on the occurrence within specific depths of redox segregation and low chroma colours indicative of waterlogging and reduction (Webb and Lilburne, 2011).
Very poorly drained
Moderately well drained
Webb TH, Lilburne LR 2011. Criteria for defining the soil family and soil sibling: The fourth and fifth categories of the New Zealand Soil Classification. 2nd ed. Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. 38 p.
|Category||Environment > Lithosphere > Pedosphere > Soil > Soil water|
|Tags||Downloadable Data, Soil, Soil Depth, Soil Drainage, Soil Texture|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector polygon||Feature count||66746|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||24 May 2017|
|Last updated||25 May 2017|
|Revisions||6 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on Jan. 22, 2018 from Shapefile in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 657 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.|
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