Great Soil Group (GSG) Soil Type map of NSW

This map provides soil types across NSW using the Great Soil Group classification. It uses the best available soils resource mapping coverage incorporating over 55 different datasets of multiple scales. Hence the published scale of this linework is between 1:100,000 - 1:500,000 depending on the dataset it originated from. Further information about these datasets are available in the 'Lineage', 'Positional accuracy' and 'Attribute accuracy' sections of the metadata.

The dominant soil type for each mapping unit was allocated using a modified listing of GSG soil types outlined in Table 1 (see dataset package).

Individual map units have been grouped and dissolved according to the GSG soil type field to produce the final map.

Online Maps: This dataset can be viewed using eSPADE (NSW’s soil spatial viewer), which contains a suite of soil and landscape information including soil profile data. Many of these datasets have hot-linked soil reports. An alternative viewer is the SEED Map; an ideal way to see what other natural resources datasets (e.g. vegetation) are available for this map area.

Reference: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (2021) Soil Group (GSG) Soil Type map of NSW - Version 4.5, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Parramatta.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 4.5
Purpose Support natural resource management and environmental decision making.
Frequency of change As needed
Metadata Date 2012-07-01
Date of Asset Creation 2012-07-01
Date of Asset Revision 2021-04-29
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 250000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2011-04-01 - 2020-01-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2023"
Groups SEED Layer Intersect Tool: BAM (stage 1) layer list