Abstract

Soils are one of the key factors which limit human settlement in Australia. Few Australian soils are of good quality - most are naturally infertile. This map shows the extent of soil limitations across the country. In order to overcome problems associated with the many classifications in existence, this map classes soils according to limitations of use - in particular chemical and physical limitations. Altogether, four primary groupings are shown and these are further divided into a total of 29 mapping units. A detailed table relates these units to traditionally classified soil profiles and landforms. Product Specifications: Coverage: Australia Currency: 1976-77 Coordinates: Geographical Datum: AGD66 (GDA94 compliant at this scale) Projection: Simple Conic on two standard parallels 18S and 36S Medium: Paper, flat and folded copies
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Thematic Map - Environment

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1977

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Thematic Map
Environment
soils
mapping
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
154.0
West bound
112.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

hardcopy

Distribution Information

Price AUD$ INCL GST
9.25

Ordering Instructions

http://www.ga.gov.au/products-services/how-to-order-products/sales-centre.html

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b789-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2003-02-10

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
This product is available for purchase for $9.25.

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[PDF 45 kB] and submit it to the
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phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
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