S-map Online

The digital soil map of New Zealand

S-map data includes fundamental soil property data - such as depth, stoniness, clay and sand content - created from field observations and expert knowledge, as well as derived soil data based on models (e.g., available water, macroporosity, P retention, pH, soil carbon).

The tool also allows you to create custom soil maps and download soil factsheets for specific locations.

World Soil Day 2022

Soils: where food begins

On 5 December each year we celebrate World Soil Day (#WorldSoilDay).
World Soil Day 2022 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign "Soils: Where food begins" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health.
Soil nutrient loss is a major soil degradation processes threatening nutrition and is recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for food security and sustainability all around the globe
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Want more soil data available?

1 June 2022

Participate in our survey on the availability of NZ soil 'point' data

We are considering widening access to the National Soil Data Repository (NSDR), and are exploring options on how to do this while being mindful of privacy regulations. We are seeking your input on how much value detailed soil observation data has when limited location information is provided.
All participants of the survey can enter the draw to win a $100 Macpac eGift card!
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