2023 update of S-map Online

08 December 2023

S-map Online, a tool developed and updated by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, provides the best available soil survey data for New Zealand. This week it has had a significant nationwide update.

New mapping in this release:

  • 59 kHa of in the Taranaki region (Waitara to Hāwera).
  • 9.8 kHa in the Tasman region (Motueka and Wakefield areas).
  • 79 kHa in the Canterbury region (Banks Peninsula).
  • 143 kHa in the Otago region (Catlins area).
  • 65 kHa in Southland (Mokoreta area).

Upgraded mapping:

  • 9.5 kHa in the Marlborough region (Awatere Valley).
  • The new Rotorua Lakes to Ōtamarākau S-map soil survey will replace a significant area of existing S-map coverage in the Bay of Plenty region. The area upgraded is approximately 170 kHa ha, covering the Rotorua Lakes catchment and north to the coast between the Kaituna River and the Pikowai Stream.
  • Another replaced area is part of the Eltham survey in Taranaki.

For more details, please also see the Release Notes.

If you are new to S-map, you may want to watch our webinar on Introduction to S-map.

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