Soil Survey Complex

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"Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, have compiled a geo-spatial soils database for Southern Ontario. The database consolidated the existing digital soil data mapped on a county basis into a digitally stitched and standardized product.

The soil survey data was mapped by a number of soil surveyors from the 1920s to the 1990s. The Soil Ontario product incoporates soil information from a variety of map scales. The project has brought the individual county or regional municipality surveys together in a digitally stitched database which reveals inconsistencies in soil data across county boundaries. Using GIS and NRVIS (Natural Resource Values Information System) a GIS Specialist matched the soil polygons that crossed boundaries using the best available resources."

Data Producer: 

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Authorized Users: 

Carleton University students, faculty and staff


The digital data are a proprietary product of the Ontario Crown and are protected by Canadian Copyright laws and International Treaty. The data are licensed for your sole use and are NOT to be redistributed, sub-licensed, rented or leased, in original form to third parties.

Content last reviewed: January 21, 2020