Smap Soil Texture May 2017

26 May 2017

This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 26 May 2017.

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 (

This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the soil texture 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 texture profile is defined in Webb and Lilburne (2011). Texture can be specified as either a single texture or a compound texture profile.

sandy loam
loamy peat
sandy peat
silty loam

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.

1. SmapTextureGroupMay2017 8.19 KB lyr
Technical Details
Layer ID 48566
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 46177
Attributes Texture
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed
Added 24 May 2017
Last updated 26 May 2017
Revisions 9 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Jan. 22, 2018 from Shapefile in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 476 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.


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