S-map - a new soil spatial information system for New Zealand (current)

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This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 07 Sep 2016.

NOTE: 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 - contact Graeme Anderson (andersong@landcareresearch.co.nz).

ACCESS to publically available S-map data is now at

S-map Soil Depth

S-map Soil Drainage

S-map Soil Texture

S-map NZ Soil Classification

S-map's primary map layer is soil classes, i.e. delineated areas that are labelled with the soil family name. Each soil family is defined as a unique combination of attributes (NZSC classification, parent material, rock type, dominant texture and permeability class). Soil classes are further characterised as siblings according to their depth to rock class, stoniness, land type, drainage, texture (more detailed), functional horizons and miscellaneous variant information. The uncertainty of each of these family and sibling attribute classes is specified. Associated with the soil class layer will be additional map layers of fundamental and derived soil properties. The fundamental soil properties are depth (diggability), depth to slowly permeable layer, rooting depth, rooting barrier, horizon thickness, stoniness, clay and sand content. They are developed from sample information and expert knowledge. The derived soil layers are each based on a model (or pedo-transfer function). Some models are simple lookup tables that depend only on the soil class. Others combine various soil, land use, vegetation, climate or topographic attributes in a mathematical formula. Derived layers will include available water (mm), macroporosity, water retention, bulk density, total carbon, total nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, cation exchange capacity, pH, and phosphorus retention.

Layer ID 48440
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 295370
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Smap Soil Texture Aug 2019

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08 Aug 2019

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 08 Aug 2019.

This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the soil texture attribute for S-map previously available as a lookup table. Refer to document Smap Data Dictionary Dissolved Layers.pdf at lris.scinfo.org.nz/document/22129-smap-data-dictio...

Layer ID 103668
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 55676
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Smap Soil Classification (Soil Order) Aug 2019

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08 Aug 2019

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 08 Aug 2019.

This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the NZSC soil order for S-map previously available as a lookup table. Refer to document Smap Data Dictionary Dissolved Layers.pdf at lris.scinfo.org.nz/document/22129-smap-data-dictio...

Layer ID 103669
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 128468
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Smap Soil Depth Aug 2019

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07 Aug 2019

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 Aug 2019.

This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the soil depth attribute for S-map soils previously available as a lookup table. Refer to document Smap Data Dictionary Dissolved Layers.pdf at lris.scinfo.org.nz/document/22129-smap-data-dictio...

Layer ID 103666
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 75485
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Smap Soil Drainage Aug 2019

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07 Aug 2019

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 Aug 2019.

This layer is a "dissolved" representation of the soil drainage attribute for S-map previously available as a lookup table. Refer to document Smap Data Dictionary Dissolved Layers.pdf at lris.scinfo.org.nz/document/22129-smap-data-dictio...

Layer ID 103667
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 95725
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New Zealand's potential forest composition was predicted from regressions relating the distributions of major canopy tree species to environment. Environmental variables, chosen for their correspondence to major tree physiological processes, included annual and seasonal temperature and solar radiation, soil and atmospheric water deficit, soil leaching, slope, and soil parent material and drainage. Environmental values were estimaged both for a large set of irregularly distributed plots describing forest composition, and points on a 1-km grid across New Zealand. Regressions were fitted to the ploy data species by species, with those for the four Nothofagus species also including terms to correct for the effects of their geographic disjunctions. Predictions of species abundance were then made for the grid data set, and the resulting matrix was classified to derive groups of similar composition. This data is expected to provide a context for both the assessment of the biodiversity value of surviving forest remnants and for the subsequent management and/or restoration of these sites.

Layer ID 48279
Data type Grid
Resolution 100.000m
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Basic Ecosystems

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2008
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01 May 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 01 May 2018.

This layer was derived from three existing data layers: the Land Cover Database 2 (LCDB2) (MfE 2002); the Land Use Map (LUM) from the Land Use Carbon Analysis System (MfE 2008; Dymond et al. 2012); and EcoSat Forests (Shepherd et al. 2002). Indigenous forest classes from EcoSat Forests were combined with classes from LCDB2 to form basic ecosystems classes. Where indigenous forest was mapped by LCDB2, the type of forest was determined from the EcoSat Forests layer. The eight forest types of EcoSat Forests were reduced to three basic types: beech forest; podocarp-broadleaved forest; and mixed beech and podocarp-broadleaved forest. To produce a recent 2008 layer the LUM was used to update indigenous and exotic forest changes since 2002. The mapping was performed using 15 m pixels, which is equivalent to a mapping scale of approximately 1:50 000.

Layer ID 95415
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 25.000m
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EcoSat Forests (North Island)

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07 Oct 2014

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 Oct 2014.

Map of indigenous forest classes in New Zealand (podocarp, broadleaved, beech, podocarp-broadleaved, beech-broadleaved, podocarp-broadleaved-beech, kauri, coastal, subalpine scrub).

Layer ID 48415
Data type Multi-attribute Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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EcoSat Forest (South Island)

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08 Oct 2014

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 08 Oct 2014.

Map of indigenous forest classes in New Zealand (podocarp, broadleaved, beech, podocarp-broadleaved, beech-broadleaved, podocarp-broadleaved-beech, kauri, coastal, subalpine scrub).

Layer ID 48416
Data type Multi-attribute Grid
Resolution 15.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Nitrate Leaching

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24 Apr 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 24 Apr 2018.

Nitrogen leaching was estimated using OVERSEER farm nutrient budgeting software version 5.4 (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry et al., 2011) with a modifier to account for OVERSEER version 6. OVERSEER was run for the 100 combinations of soils and climate from level II of LENZ (Leathwick et al., 2003). Stocking rate were set to the carrying capacity of the land according to the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (Landcare Research, 2011b), and annual leaching rate per stock unit calculated. The nitrogen leaching rates per stock unit were then combined with the map of animal numbers to produce a map of nitrogen leaching for all of New Zealand.

(Currently unavailable for download - 18/10/2018)

Layer ID 95392
Data type Grid
Resolution 100.000m
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