S-map is a digital soil map for Aotearoa – New Zealand. S-map’s goal is to provide precise and accurate soil information to support sustainable management of our soil resource. S-map data contains fundamental soil property data like depth, stoniness, and clay content, as well as more complex data like available water, p retention and nitrogen leaching risk. S-map is generated by expert soil surveyors, assisted by historical soil mapping and innovative new data sources. For areas where S-map does not have full data the Fundamental Soils Layers (FSL) may provide useful information. The FSL is available through the Land Resource Information System Portal also discoverable on this site. As of August 2021, S-map coverage stood at 67.7% of multiple land use. S-map coverage increases annually.
Hosted By: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Keywords: Soils, Land, New Zealand, Digital Soil Map, Maps