Online Soil Information Systems – Recent Australian Experience

  • N.J. McKenzie
  • D.W. Jacquier
  • L.J. Gregory


Australian agencies are starting to provide online access to soil information through the Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS – ASRIS has been designed to integrate soil information collected using both conventional and digital methods. Here we review our experience in developing the system and focus on the importance of good standards for data collection and exchange. There is a clear need for an international standard (in the form of a GML schema) to enable efficient exchange of soil data. We also comment on the problem of market failure and its affect on investment in soil information.


Soil Survey Market Failure Land Resource Soil Data Land Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N.J. McKenzie
    • 1
  • D.W. Jacquier
  • L.J. Gregory
  1. 1.CSIRO Land and WaterCanberraAustralia

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