Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100,000 Sheet

This map is one of a series of soil landscape maps that are intended for all of central and eastern NSW, based on standard 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 topographic sheets. Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100 000 Sheet covers the greater Newcastle area, the northern extent of Lake Macquarie and the urban centres of Maitland and Raymond Terrace; the broad Hunter Floodplain and the rural townships of Paterson and Clarencetown occur in the northern and central areas of the sheet.; The map provides an inventory of soil and landscape properties of the area and identifies major soil and landscape qualities and constraints. It integrates soil and topographic features into single units with relatively uniform land management requirements. Soils are described in terms of soil materials in addition to the Great Soil Group and Northcote classification systems.

Related Datasets: The dataset area is also covered by the mapping of Acid Sulphate Soil Risk Mapping.

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: Matthei L.E., 1995, Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100,000 Sheet map and report, NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation, Sydney.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 30/11/1995
Date Created 30/11/1995
Date Published 01/06/1995
Edition 1.0
Purpose Support natural resource management and decision making.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 100000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1991 - 01/06/1995
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry 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, Industry and Environment 1995"