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

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31 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 31 Aug 2020.

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).

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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 339450
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Smap New Zealand Soil Classification (Soil Order) - February 2018

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26 Feb 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 26 Feb 2018.

There has been a change in the way the S-map is being made available to users. The S-map primary map layer ofsoil 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 NZSC soil orderfor S-map previously available as a lookup table.It is available for non-commercial use under a creative commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND).The New Zealand Soil Classification is described in Hewitt (2010) - Landcare Research Science Series No. 1.

Layer ID 93659
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Feature count 112188
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FSL Potential Rooting Depth

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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 potential rooting depth attributes. Potential rooting depth describes the minimum and maximum depths (in metres) to a layer that may impede root extension. Such a layer may be defined by penetration resistance, poor aeration or very low available water capacity. These classes are described more fully in Webb and Wilson (1995).

Layer ID 48110
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Feature count 107298
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Smap Soil Classification (Soil Order) August 2018

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22 Aug 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 22 Aug 2018.

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

Layer ID 95773
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 214938
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Smap Soil Drainage February 2018

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26 Feb 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 26 Feb 2018.

There has been a change in the way the S-map is being made available to users. The S-map primary map layer ofsoil 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 drainageattribute 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 drainedPoorly drainedImperfectly drainedModerately well drainedWell drainedWebb 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.

Layer ID 93657
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Feature count 78986
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FSL Depth to Slowly Permeable Horizon

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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).

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Feature count 107298
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Smap Soil Depth February 2018

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26 Feb 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 26 Feb 2018.

There has been a change in the way the S-map is being made available to users. The S-map primary map layer ofsoil 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 depth attribute for S-map soilspreviously available as a lookup table.It is available for non-commercial use under a creative commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND).Soil depth (Webb & Lilburne 2011) is defined according to a traditional agronomic concept of soil depth (Taylor & Pohlen 1970). In a practical sense, it can be thought of as the depth to a layer that makes augering or digging difficult. Soil depth is identified as the depth to:· A very stony horizon (more than 35% stones by volume)· A soft or hard rock surface· Shattered rock· A pan, as defined in Hewitt (2010)· Firm consistence, together with massive or gross structure. Note that while the layer defining soil depth may cause some restriction in root penetration, it does not necessarily define the base of the potential rooting depth.The dominant depth classes aredefined as:Deep(> 100 cm)Moderately Deep(45 cm - 100 cm)Shallow(20 cm - 45 cm)Very Shallow(

Layer ID 93656
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Smap Soil Drainage August 2018

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22 Aug 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 22 Aug 2018.

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

Layer ID 95774
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 171995
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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...

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Smap Soil Texture February 2018

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26 Feb 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 26 Feb 2018.

There has been a change in the way the S-map is being made available to users. The S-map primary map layer ofsoil 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 textureattribute 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.clayskeletalloamsandy loamloamy peatpeatsandy peatsilty loamWebb 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.

Layer ID 93658
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 48903
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