The National Soil Database (NSDB)

The NSDB is a collection of geospatial datasets which contain soil, landscape, and climatic data for all of Canada. It serves as the national archive for land resources information that was collected by federal and provincial field surveys, or created by land data analysis projects.

The NSDB includes GIS coverages at a variety of scales, and the characteristics of each named soil series. The principal types of data holdings (ordered by scale) are as follows.

National Ecological Framework (EcoZones, EcoRegions, and EcoDistricts)

Visit National Ecological Framework.

Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC)

Visit Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC).

Canada Land Inventory (CLI)

Visit Canada Land Inventory (CLI).

Detailed Soil Surveys

Visit Detailed Soil Surveys.

National Pedon Database

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Soil Name and Profile Data

View Soil Name and Profile Data.

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