Welcome to the Australian Soil Resource Information System
ASRIS provides online access to the best publicly available information
on soil and land resources in a consistent format across Australia. It
provides information at seven different scales (view animation).
The upper-three scales provide general descriptions of soil types,
landforms and regolith across the continent.
The lower scales provide more detailed information in regions where
mapping is complete. Information relates to soil depth, water storage,
permeability, fertility, carbon and erodibility. Most soil information
is recorded at five depths.
The lowest scale consists of a soil profile database with fully characterised
sites that are known to be representative of significant areas and environments.
NOTE: The ASRIS mapping tool is no longer compatible with latest technologies, and we are unable to restore this service. Much of the data on this site is now available via spatial web services and through alternative tools such as the https://ansis.net portal. The full ASRIS website will be decommissioned in May 2024. Please let us know how you have been using ASRIS and any tools you will miss, as we explore future and further development of ANSIS for accessing national soil data by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info to come, as we farewell this great resource.