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Soil generic group (SGG) data has been created for a communication tool to simplify the complex information of individual soils and soil attributes for extension, planning and management. This data gr... moreoups attributes of soils based around the Australian Soil Classification 'Order' and in some cases splitting of Orders by sub classifications of depth and feature to fit better within each SGG. It is also one of 19 attributes of soils chosen to underpin the land suitability assessment of the FGARA project through the digital soil mapping process (DSM). This raster data represents a modelled surface of 8 Soil generic groups with definitions and explanations supplied with the data. This data is derived from classified site data and environmental covariates.
1 Sand or loam over relatively friable clay subsoils;
2 Friable non-cracking clay or clay loam soils;
3 Seasonally or permanently wet soils;
4 Red, yellow or grey loamy soils;
Note no 5;
6 Deep sandy soils;
7 Shallow sandy and stony soils;
8 Sand or loam over intractable clay subsoils;
9 Cracking clay soils.
The attribute data file is named "GSGClasses.tif"
Also included are data reflecting confidence of the main dataset. This file is named "GSG_CI.tif". "CI" represents "confusion index".
The DSM process is described in the technical report: Bartley R, Thomas MF, Clifford D, Phillip S, Brough D, Harms D, Willis R, Gregory L, Glover M, Moodie K, Sugars M, Eyre L, Smith DJ, Hicks W and Petheram C (2013) Land suitability: technical methods. A technical report to the Australian Government for the Flinders and Gilbert Agricultural Resource Assessment (FGARA) project, CSIRO.
This raster data provides improved soil information to identify opportunities and promote detailed investigation for a range of sustainable development options and was created within the “Land Suitability” component of FGARA projects.less
1211.1 Gulf Agricultural Resource Assess - Digital Soil Mapping - Published 19 Feb 2014