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slga offers the ability to download geographic subsets of raster data from the Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia. The Grid was generated in 2014 from a compilation of Australian soil and landscape data and contains a set of modelled soil attributes that meet the globalsoilmap.net specification.

Also available for download are a set of terrain and climate covariates considered useful in soils modelling. These are primarily derived from GeoScience Australia’s SRTM DEM products.

All products are returned in GDA94 long/lat (EPSG:4283) and have a cell resolution of 3" (roughly 90m).

Getting Started

Install from github with

devtools::install_github("obrl-soil/slga")

then read the package vignette.

Asking for help

If you get stuck using this package or the data it provides, please post a question on Stack Overflow (for internet connectivity problems) or the GIS StackExchange (for raster/geospatial issues). This means that others can benefit from the discussion, and more people are available to help you. You’re welcome to ping me in a comment on those websites or on twitter (@obrl_soil) to get my attention.