S-map provides a seamless digital soil map coverage for New Zealand. S-map is designed to be applied at any scale from farm to region to nation.
Existing soil databases are patchy in scale, age and quality. Many maps do not adequately describe the underlying properties of the soil types they represent. S-map integrates existing reports and digital information and updates soil maps where existing data are of low quality.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive, quantitative soil information to support sustainable development and scientific modelling.