New Zealand Soils Portal
Welcome to the New Zealand Soils Portal - your window to all things about New Zealand's soils.
The Soils Portal is one of a growing number of specialist subject portals being released by Landcare Research, These portals are tightly integrated with an
on-line mapping portal so that you can easily switch between descriptive information about soils to maps of their distribution and back to explanations of what is on the maps. Each portal augments
and compliments the others and collectively they provide a rich and authoritative resource about New Zealands natural heritage.
The Soils Portal not only provides access to Nationally Significant Soils Databases, held by Landcare Research such as National Soils Database, Fundamental Soils Layers, the New Zealand Land
Resource Inventory and Digital Soil Surveys but also a wealth of explanatory information about current and historical soil naming schemes used in New Zealand.
The Soils Portal will always be a work-in-progress. We are committed to expanding the information that is available and are interested in your suggestions, so please use the feedback tab at the top of
each page to tell us your ideas.