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The digital soil map of New Zealand
The tool also allows you to create custom soil maps and download soil factsheets for specific locations.
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New Zealand's digital soil map
Explore fundamental soil data, create custom soil maps and download soil factsheets for your land.
Land Resource Information System (LRIS)
A data hub dedicated to mapping, querying and spatial analysis.
Legacy Map Viewer
Low-barrier spatial search for historic soil maps
A tool to spatially explore the 'legacy' soil maps produced by NZ Soil Bureau and predecessors between 1932 and 1989.
Our Environment Land Atlas
A website designed to help you learn about the NZ natural environments
Our Environment is an interactive, free, online service providing access to some of Manaaki Whenua´s considerable holdings of environmental data.
National Soil Data Repository (NSDR)
Our platform for soil (point) observations
Soil observations in the field and associated laboratory results are stored in the National Soils Data Repository (NSDR).
World Soil Day 2022
Soils: where food begins
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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