Current and Future Potential Acidity (ASRIS)

Dataset Number2206
Dataset TitleCurrent and Future Potential Acidity (ASRIS)
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionThis analysis is based on Soil Landscape Mapping of SA's agricultural districts using soil class information in the nationally-consistent ASRIS data format. This data combines the assessment of soils that are currently acidic (or prone to acidification in the short term) and soils that are not currently recognised as acid prone, but could conceivably become acidic over the next 10-50 years (from 2015) without ameliorative land management practices. Soils with surface pH (CaCl2) of at least 7.5, or that are calcareous in nature, are considered to have no future acidification potential. Map classes are based on the proportion of land currently acid prone and the total possible future acidity (i.e. current plus future potential). Four Current and Future Potential Acidity attribute (or 'analysis data') classes have been supplied (see 'H_RSK_1', 'H_RSK_2', etc. in the table below) as percentage (areal extent) values of each Soil Landscape Map Unit. Note: the sum of all percentage values for each map unit totals 100%. This analysis data is to be used for the creation of spatial data statistics. For map display purposes, each Soil Landscape Map Unit is assigned to one of seven (including 'not applicable') legend categories (ACID_RISK).
UsageThis dataset has been derived from the Soil Landscape Map Units spatial dataset (here combined with ASRIS soil data tables) to be used for map creation or the calculation of spatial data statistics. Used to supply Government, community groups, industry and the general public with up to date regional, subregional and catchment level land and soil attribute information for southern South Australia. The aim is to produce maps, statistics and reports displaying and describing: Land and soil attributes within southern South Australia; Land surface features affecting land use, land management and productivity; Limitations / suitability of land and soil for a range of agricultural and other uses. Independent professional advice should be sought before using this data for commercial decisions. Further information: National-format soil and land attributes. A sample map can be downloaded from Enviro Data SA. Related datasets: Surface Soil Acidity (ASRIS).

Data Quality

LineageThe dataset is based on an interpretation of 1:40,000 stereo colour aerial photography and limited field inspection of landscapes and soils by soil scientists. Soil Landscape Map Unit boundaries were determined after an integration of field observations and recordings; laboratory analyses; stereoscopic examination of aerial photographs; understanding of regional landscape processes and stratigraphy; existing soil and geological mapping data. To avoid inconsistencies and confusion, any updates to the Soil and Land Attribute mapping are to be managed by DEW Soil and Land Program. This data has been released under a Creative Commons licence. Where products are derived from this data, DEW are to be acknowledged, and any changes to the original data should be indicated.
CompletenessComplete. The spatial data is subject to amendment as and when more data become available.
Positional AccuracyThe accuracy is to the scale of mapping (50 metres at 1:50,000 and 300 metres at 1:100,000 mapping scale). The spatial data is to be used at the regional, subregional and catchment level, and can be used to provide property overviews; however, cannot be used at the paddock level. South East, Kangaroo Island, Mount Lofty Ranges and the 'bottom' of Yorke Peninsula have been mapped at 1:50,000. Eyre Peninsula, the main part of Yorke Peninsula, Murray Mallee and Northern Agricultural Districts have been mapped at 1:100,000. Map unit boundaries should be treated as transition zones.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameAgricultural Region - South Australia
Min Easting or Longitude132.25
Min Northing or Latitude-38
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-32.25

Dataset Status

Initially AcquiredJune 2017
Last UpdatedJune 2017
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodAs required
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskLANSLU CharacterSoil Landscape Map Unit (LANSLU code)
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskACID_RISK CharacterCURRENT AND FUTURE POTENTIAL ACIDITY. (Legend category. See layer file for descriptions). Classes show the distribution of soils with current and future potential acidity as a proportion of map unit.
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskACID_RSK_1 NumberPercentage of map unit which is currently acidic
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskACID_RSK_2 NumberPercentage of map unit which is not susceptible to acidification
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskACID_RSK_3 NumberPercentage of map unit which is not currently acidic, but prone to acidification in the next 10-50 years
LANDSCAPE.SoilASRIS_pH_Acidity_RiskACID_RSK_X NumberPercentage of map unit which is not applicable (urban, reservoir, rock, water).

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Science Monitoring and Knowledge
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047