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This dataset depicts a national map of available ASS mapping and ASS qualification inferred from surrogate datasets. ASS mapping is classified with a nationally consistent legend that includes risk as... moresessment criteria and correlations between Australian and International Soil Classification Systems.
Existing digital datasets of ASS mapping have been sourced from each coastal state and territory and combined into a single national dataset. Original state classifications have been translated to a common national classification system by the respective creators of the original data and other experts. This component of the Atlas is referred to as the “Coastal” ASS mapping. The remainder of Australia beyond the extent of state ASS mapping has been “backfilled” with a provisional ASS classification inferred from national and state soils, hydrography and landscape coverages. This component is referred to as the “Inland” ASS mapping.
For the state Coastal ASS mapping, the mapping scale of source data ranges from 1:10K aerial photography in SA to 1:250K vegetation mapping in WA and NT, with most East coast mapping being at the 1:100K scale. For the backfilled inferred Inland ASS mapping the base scale is 1:2.5 million (except Tas.) overlaid with 1:250k hydography. As at 06/08, the Tasmanian inland mapping has been re-modelled using superior soil classification map derived from 1:100k landscape unit mapping.
NOTE: This is composite data layer sourced from best available data with polygons depicted at varying scales and classified with varying levels of confidence. Great care must be taken when interpreting this map and particular attention paid to the “map scale” and confidence rating of a given polygon. It is stressed that polygons rated with Confidence = 4 are provisional classifications inferred from surrogate data with no on ground verification. Also some fields contain a “-“, denoting that a qualification was not able to be made, usually because a necessary component of source mapping coverage did not extend to the given polygon.less
Legacy data - Australian Soil Resource Information System - Published 28 Feb 2013