Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

In November 2014, an Australian team completed the first Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia. The entire country is now represented as a digital grid with two billion ‘pixels’ that are about 90 by 90 metres, down to a depth of two metres below the surface. These maps are consistent with the specifications of the…

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Event: Australia’s National Soil Conference (23-27 November 2014)

The National Soil Science Conference for Australia is coming up at the end of November. Hosted by Soil Science Australia, the conference will attract 400+ delegates from throughout Australasia, including researchers, analysts, educationists, advisors, extension agents, land managers and policy makers from national, state and local government, universities and the private sector. The conference program will cover…

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Article: Oceania Node and Australia’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

Collaboration to achieve better outcomes for land and soil management is important, no matter the country. In Australia, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is a government-supported network of researchers and stakeholders, aimed at improving the capability and infrastructure for our environment. Recently TERN published an article about the soil information work being done as…

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Draft Technical Specifications for GlobalSoilMap products

The GlobalSoilMap project is establishing a consistent way of measuring, modelling and mapping soil across the world. An important part of the project is determining the technical specifications that all involved in the project will use as they develop their data products to contribute to the project. GlobalSoilMap specifications draft v2.3 [doc 1.5MB] describes the GlobalSoilMap…

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