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The digital soil map for New Zealand
S-map is the digital soil map of New Zealand. It is the most comprehensive source of quantitative soil information available.
Spatial soil data layers at your fingertips
The Land Resource Information System (LRIS) provides data layers for mapping, querying, and spatial analysis
Explore Fundamental Soil Layers (FSL) data
The maps show a range of soil attributes derived from the dominant soils depicted in the 1:50,000 scale New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layers.
Legacy Soil 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 its predecessors between 1932 and 1989.
An online atlas of our land resources
View these interactive maps to learn about your local environment and regional differences.
National Soil Data Repository (NSDR)
Our soil observations database
The National Soil Database Repository stores soil descriptions and associated analytical results.
Pacific Soils Portal
Pacific soils, their health and uses
Information and knowledge on Pacific soils, their health and uses, covering Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu.
NZLRI – Soil
Soil and land resources mapped at the national scale
View New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI) soil data in the Land Resource Information (LRIS) Portal.
Whenua Māori Visualisation Tool
Helping Māori land owners and managers find out more about the physical characteristics, constraints and potential of their whenua Māori.
The environmental data for each Māori land block have been modelled and interpreted to give basic information on land resource characteristics, versatility for use, land suitability, sustainable land-use recommendations, and land potential.
As part of the National Science Challenge 'Our Land and Water' a Resource Finder has been set up. This allows you to search for journal articles, technical reports, presentations, videos, guidance docs, infographics, maps and models produced as part of the challenge.
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