NSW soil profiles

Statewide dataset of soil profiles, comprising (at time of writing) ~73,000 separate observations of soil physical and chemical characteristics, along with (in most cases) information about the landscape in which they occur (including landform, geology, vegetation, hydrology, land use and land degradation). Data is added by both NSW Government agencies and members of the wider NSW community using standardised Soil Data Cards, an internet application called eDIRT and is stored in the NSW Soil and Land Information System (SALIS).

Online Maps: Part of this area is also covered by other soil mapping products, see the soil map index in eSPADE. eSPADE 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: NSW Soil and Land Information System (SALIS) database, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, MSQL 2012, accessed {insert date of access}.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 2
Purpose To describe the physical and chemical characteristics of the soils of NSW and thereby aid in their conservation and sustainable use and management. This dataset fulfils a requirement of Part 2, 4C of the NSW Soil Conservation Act (1938) for the NSW Government to maintain a repository of information about the soils of NSW.
Frequency of change Continual
Keywords SOIL,SOIL-Erosion,SOIL-Chemistry,SOIL-Physics,SOIL-Biology
Metadata Date 1950-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 1950-01-01
Date of Asset Publication 2010-08-23
Date of Next Update 2001-01-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 25000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1950-01-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2010"