Soil and Land Resources of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

This digital soil landscape product contains natural resource mapping for the Australian Capital Territory. The project was funded by the ACT Government to enhance knowledge of soils, landscapes and physical constraints to land use in the urban and rural environment. The information will assist in informed decision making, planning and environmental modelling throughout the catchment.

Fifty-five soil landscape map units have been described for the ACT. Each unit is an inventory of soil and landscape information with relatively uniform land management requirements, allowing major soil and landscape qualities and constraints to be identified. Soils are described using the Australian Soil Classification and the Great Soil Groups systems.

Related datasets: Part of this area is also covered by the Soil Landscape 1:100 000 mapping series for the mapsheets of Canberra and Michelago.

Online Maps: This and related datasets 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: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage & ACT Government (2016) Soil and Land Resources of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition version 1 - 161109
Purpose Management and planning purposes by the ACT Government
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords SOIL,SOIL-Erosion,LAND-Topography,HAZARDS-Landslip,GEOSCIENCES-Geology,GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology,HAZARDS-Flood,SOIL-Chemistry,SOIL-Physics,VEGETATION
Metadata Date 2017-02-27
Date of Asset Creation 2016-11-16
Date of Asset Publication 2016-09-11
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 100000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Australian Captial Territory (ACT)

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2013-01-05 - 2016-01-08
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 2016"