The National Soil Database

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.

Datasets that have been superseded have been made available in the National Soil Database Archive.

The NSDB includes GIS datasets 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

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 (DSS)

Visit Detailed Soil Surveys (DSS).

National Pedon Database

Visit National Pedon Database.

Soil name and profile data

Visit soil name and profile data.

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