New Zealand has 15 soil orders — these are defined by Hewitt (2010) with their descriptions and features.

If you are unfamiliar with New Zealand soil orders, Hewitt (2013) provides an easy-to-read introduction.

NZSC Soil Orders:

View maps and soils information from some hundred soil-related map layers.


The Data
The Fundamental Soil Layers - spatial information for 16 key soil attributes.
The New Zealand Soil Classification - classifies soils into orders, groups, and subgroups.
The Ross Sea Regions database - historic and recent soil site and soil pit horizon data from Antarctica.