LENZ - Soil age

2078
109
Added
28 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 28 May 2010.

Soil age data layer used in the creation of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ) classification. The classification layers have been made publicly available by the Ministry for the Environment (see data.mfe.govt.nz/layers/?q=LENZ for to access these layers).

This data layer is a classification of two broad soil age classes based on their membership in the New Zealand Soil Classification. This layer describes soil age using morphological features associated with soil development rather than criteria based on chronological ages. As a consequence, soils classified as recent in dry cool environment may be much older than recent soils from warm, wet environments. Only two classes of soil age, Younger (1) and Older (2). The class defined as "0" signifies areas where there are no soil attributes recorded (i.e. high peaks of the Southern Alps).

Additional details such as discussion about the accuracy and reliability of the LENZ soil layers and the technical definitions of the categories in this layer are defined in the attached LENZ Technical Guide.

Layer ID 48088
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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This layer provides a classification of New Zealand ecosystems according to plant composition. Generalized Dissimilarity Modelling was used to produce a model of biotic composition in relation ship to environment and biogeography. This model was used to transform and scale environmental layers to predict community composition. The transformed environmental layers were then used to classify New Zealand into areas of similar biotic composition. The biotic data used for this model include all vascular plant taxa from NVS recce data and estimated community compositions from pollen data.

Layer ID 48210
Data type Grid
Resolution 100.000m
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FSL Depth to Slowly Permeable Horizon

2023
130
Added
07 Jun 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 Jun 2010.

The New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layer originates from a relational join of features from two databases: the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI), and the National Soils Database (NSD). The NZLRI is a national polygon database of physical land resource information, including a soil unit. Soil is one in an inventory of five physical factors (including rock, slope, erosion, and vegetation) delineated by physiographic polygons at approximately 1:50,000 scale. The NSD is a point database of soil physical, chemical, and mineralogical characteristics for over 1500 soil profiles nationally. A relational join between the NZLRI dominant soil and derivative tables from the NSD was the means by which 14 important soil attributes were attached to the NZLRI polygons. Some if these attributes originate from exact matches with NSD records, while others derive from matches to similar soils or professional estimates. This layer contains depth to slowly permeable horizon attributes. Depth to a slowly permeable horizon describes the minimum and maximum depths (in metres) to a horizon in which the permeability is less than 4mm/hr as measured by techniques outlined in Griffiths (1985). If no slowly permeable horizon is observed, the taxon is allocated to Class 6 and a null value with numeric code -.99 is entered into the data fields. These classes, described more fully in Webb and Wilson (1995).

Layer ID 48108
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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Reserve Potassium

2062
54
Added
02 Nov 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 02 Nov 2010.

Reserve potassium (Kc) is a measure how much potassium is available to plants. There are three potassium pools: dissolved, extractable, and reserve potassium. Potassium (K) is continuously drawn from the extractable to the dissolved pool when it is used by plants, and likewise from the reserve pool to the extractable pool. The reserve potassium is held in minerals in the soil such as mica. An example of the utility of this information is for organic farmers, who are not allowed to add potassium chloride to their soils (they can add potassium sulphate, but this is much more expensive). Class 3 for Kc will indicate where organic farming is practical. If you zoom in on the map and click on a soil area it will show the Kc class (pot class). The classes are:

0 No data
1 Low (0-0.3 cmolK/kg)
2 Medium (0.3-0.6 cmolK/kg
3 High (>0.6 cmolK/kg)
4 Lakes
5 Alpine
6 Urban

Layer ID 48169
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 103628
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FSL soil carbon

1932
178
Added
28 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 28 May 2010.

The New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layer originates from a relational join of features from two databases: the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI), and the National Soils Database (NSD). The NZLRI is a national polygon database of physical land resource information, including a soil unit. Soil is one in an inventory of five physical factors (including rock, slope, erosion, and vegetation) delineated by physiographic polygons at approximately 1:50,000 scale. The NSD is a point database of soil physical, chemical, and mineralological characteristics for over 1500 soil profiles nationally. A relational join between the NZLRI dominant soil and derivative tables from the NSD was the means by which 14 important soil attributes were attached to the NZLRI polygons. Some if these attributes originate from exact matches with NSD records, while others derive from matches to similar soils or professional estimates. This layer contains best available data as at 2000 for total carbon (organic matter content) which is estimated as weighted averages for the upper part of the soil profile from 0-0.2 m depth, and expressed as a percentage.

Layer ID 48098
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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LENZ - Acid soluble phosphorous

1974
122
Added
27 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 27 May 2010.

Acid soluble phosphorous data layer used in the creation of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ) classification. The classification layers have been made publicly available by the Ministry for the Environment (see data.mfe.govt.nz/layers/?q=LENZ for to access these layers).

This data layer is a measure of how much acid soluble phosphorous is held within the soil. The data defines the level of acid soluble phosphorous based on the soil information (from the NZLRI) and the mapped parent material. This acid soluble phosphorous data layer is differentiated into five classes, ranging from Very low (Class 1) through to Very high (5). The class defined as "0" signifies areas where there are no soil attributes recorded (i.e. high peaks of the Southern Alps).

Additional details such as discussion about the accuracy and reliability of the LENZ soil layers and the technical definitions of the categories in this layer are defined in the attached LENZ Technical Guide.

Layer ID 48089
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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The dataset contains polygons of soils of Stratford County mapped at 1:63360. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soils are included.

Layer ID 48173
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 290
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Soil map of part of Waitotara County

2008
27
Added
22 Jun 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 22 Jun 2010.

The dataset contains polygons of soils of part of the Waitotara County mapped at 1:31680. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soils are included.

Layer ID 48122
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 516
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Soil Survey of Opotiki County

1999
29
Added
20 Aug 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 20 Aug 2010.

The dataset contains polygons of soils of Opotiki District mapped at 1:15000. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soil are included.

Layer ID 48143
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 1339
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FSL Cation Exchange Capacity

1899
118
Added
28 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 28 May 2010.

The New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layer originates from a relational join of features from two databases: the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI), and the National Soils Database (NSD). The NZLRI is a national polygon database of physical land resource information, including a soil unit. Soil is one in an inventory of five physical factors (including rock, slope, erosion, and vegetation) delineated by physiographic polygons at approximately 1:50,000 scale. The NSD is a point database of soil physical, chemical, and mineralological characteristics for over 1500 soil profiles nationally. A relational join between the NZLRI dominant soil and derivative tables from the NSD was the means by which 14 important soil attributes were attached to the NZLRI polygons. Some if these attributes originate from exact matches with NSD records, while others derive from matches to similar soils or professional estimates. This layer contains best available data as at 2000 for Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) which is estimated as weighted averages for the soil profile from 0-0.6 m depth and expressed in units of centimoles of charge per kg (cmoles (+)/kg).

Layer ID 48099
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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