CSIRO National Soil Site Database

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About this Collection

CSIRO National Soil Site Database

The CSIRO National Soil Site database (Natsoil) currently contains descriptions of over 21, 000 soil site investigations. The data includes morphological descriptions, chemical, physical and mineralogical properties and spectral predictions, along with soil specimen management data. The database and The Australian National Soil Archive provide the ... more

Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) Soil Physics Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified

01 Jan 1948

Ramneek Singh

Soil Database Chemistry Morphology


ANZSoilML Soil data service documentation


Current holdings reflect soil data collected since 1948. While the database was originally comprised solely of data related to research projects and field stations that CSIRO managed, it now also includes sites from other national collaborative projects (e.g. Soil Carbon Assessment Program SCARP, and the Northern Australia Water resource Assessment NAWRA). Where state and territory agencies and other organisations have submitted specimens to the Australian National Soil Archive (ANSA), the associated site and analytical data is maintained here also. Data curation is an ongoing activity to support research projects and for the ANSA. As new projects contribute their data and specimens, so the database is expanding.

Data contributed to the database have come from: CSIRO Land and Water, CSIRO Ecosystems Science, Department of Agriculture and Food (Western Australia), Department of Land Resource Management (Northern Territory) and Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tasmania)

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

CSIRO (Australia)

CSIRO (2020): CSIRO National Soil Site Database. v4. CSIRO. Data Collection.

All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO 2020.

Although the associated metadata is public, the files (if any) have not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this collection to discuss access to the files.

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Location Details

9°0′0″ S

69°0′0″ S

154°0′0″ E

76°0′0″ E


About this Project


Australian Soil Resource Information System

Datasets that are available through ASRIS and have been contributed to by State, Territory and Federal Agencies



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