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Atlas of Australian Soils (digital)

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Atlas of Australian Soils (digital)


The Atlas of Australian Soils (Northcote et al, 1960-68) was compiled by CSIRO in the 1960's to provide a consistent national description of Australia's soils. It comprises a series of ten maps and associated explanatory notes, compiled by K.H. Northcote and others. The maps are published at a scale of 1:2,000,000, but the original compilation was ... more


Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified


https://doi.org/10.25919/5f1632a855c17


1960


1991


Linda Gregory
Linda.Gregory@csiro.au

Soil Australia Northcote Atlas


Publication:

Interpretations of the Atlas of Australian Soils (1992)

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Publication:

Estimation of soil properties using the Atlas of Australian Soils

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Publication:

Explanatory notes and maps: CSIRO Library catalogue entry

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Publication:

Concepts and rationale of the Australian Soil Classification: CSIRO Library catalogue entry

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Publication:

The Australian Soil Classification (1996): CSIRO Library catalogue entry

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Publication:

A Factual Key for the Recognition of Australian Soils: CSIRO Library catalogue entry

Attribution

In 1991, a digital version of the Atlas was created by the Bureau of Rural Science from scanned tracings of the published hardcopy maps. The Digital Atlas of Australian Soils is available as a shapefile. Additionally, there is a reliability map available, with a descriptive legend. The source of the reliability data is unknown. The Digital version of the Atlas of Australian Soils was constructed from scanned tracings of the published hardcopy source maps, the thirteen sheets of the Atlas of Australian Soils. Use of the hard copies was necessary as the original printer's separates could not be located. The positional errors inherent in the original source maps would have been added and errors introduced by subsequent processes, beginning with the natural process of paper stretch. This was followed by the data processing steps which were, in order of execution: tracing, manual digitizing, transformation of coordinates and rubber sheeting to edge-match the digital versions of the adjacent sheets. Interpretations of the mapping units have led to the development of look-up tables for the atlas. It is important to note the many caveats are attached to these. Tables are supplied as ascii, comma delimited. Care must be taken when joining/linking the tables to the data, due to the use of mixed case in mapping unit codes.


CSIRO, NRIC, Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS)


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence


CSIRO (Australia), National Resource Information Centre, BRS (Australia)


CSIRO; National Resource Information Centre, BRS (1991): Atlas of Australian Soils (digital). v2. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5f1632a855c17


All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO, National Resource Information Centre, BRS 1991.


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44°0′0″ S


154°0′0″ E


112°0′0″ E


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