The reference that should be used when citing the use of S-map data in reports or papers is Manaaki Whenua (2019). Citation does not replace the requirement to state the copyright and other attribution information required under the Creative Commons License. 

Citing the S-map information system is best done using Lilburne et al. (2012). This paper provides an explanation of the design principles and underlying infrastructure. S-map is based on the soil classification scheme described by Hewitt (2010) and Webb & Lilburne (2011).

McNeill et al. (2018) provides the technical information behind the S-map predictions of soil moisture.

Hewitt AE 2010. New Zealand Soil Classification. 3rd ed. Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. 136 p.
Lilburne LR, Hewitt A, Webb T 2012. Soil and informatics science combine to develop S-map: a new generation soil information system for New Zealand. Geoderma 170: 232-238, 10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.11.012.
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 2019. S-map - New Zealand's national digital soil map. 10.7931/L1WC7
McNeill S, Lilburne L, Carrick S, Webb T, Cuthill T 2018. Pedotransfer functions for the soil water characteristics of New Zealand soils using S-map information. Geoderma 326: 96-110, 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.04.011.
Webb TH, Lilburne LR 2011. Criteria for defining the soil family and soil sibling: the fourth and fifth categories of the New Zealand Soil Classification. 2 ed. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press.

Use of S-map

An A3 poster was developed to illustrate the various uses of S-map soil information. This summarises a report by Ford (2019) about implementing a national funded S-map programme. This report draws on information generated by a 2019 survey of S-map Online users (Richardson et al 2019) and an independent valuation of the benefits of S-map (Market Economics 2019). An earlier survey by Belliss et al (2016) was funded by Envirolink.

Belliss S, Lilburne L, Carrick S 2016. Results of online survey of soil factsheets Landcare Research Contract Report LC2465.

Ford R (2019) Implementing a nationally funded S-map programme.

Market Economics (2019) S-map indicative benefits

Richardson J, Lilburne L, Carrick S, Ford R 2019. Assessing the value of soil information: results of a survey of S-map users. Manaaki Whenua Contract Report LC3644


Last updated: 18 Feb 2020