TerraMap produces the world’s highest resolution soil maps
Mapping layers at over 800 data points per hectare, TerraMap enables growers and agronomists to make the most of precision technology.
TerraMap high resolution soil mapping
TerraMap uses passive, gamma-ray detection technology, providing high-definition mapping of all common nutrient properties, pH, soil texture, organic matter, carbon and CEC as well as elevation and plant available water.
It measures naturally emitted isotopes, like Caesium and Potassium, that are very stable due to their long half-lives.
The significance of this methodology is that it is not affected by soil moisture, compaction, crop cover or cultivation state.
This means that there are very few limitations to when TerraMap can be used – offering a much wider operating window for soil scans compared to other soil scanning systems, and the consistency and reliability of the results from TerraMap are proven across many years and hectares.
Measures Four Naturally Emitted Isotopes
The TerraMap system uses gamma-ray detection technology to map all of the common nutrient and physical soil properties.
The scanner, which is manufactured by Canadian company SoilOptix measures four naturally emitting isotopes:
- Caesium-137 (C)
- Uranium-238 (U)
- Potassium-40 (K)
- Thorium-232 (Th)
800 Reference Points Per Hectare
TerraMap produces the highest resolution soil mapping layers in the world at over 800 data reference points per hectare.
In comparison, grid sampling map layers have only a single data point per hectare.
Soil Samples Taken and Data Processed
The in-field process of collecting the data is carried out in two very simple steps; scanning and collecting reference soil samples.
The raw scan, soil data and soil samples are then combined and processed to produce up to 27 high-definition soil property layers.
The first ever carbon mapping service to provide the most accurate baseline measurement of both organic and active carbon in the soil – TerraMap Carbon is revolutionising carbon mapping.
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There are 5 TerraMap services:
The Standard service measures 10 criteria:
- P, K, Mg, pH
- Clay%, Sand%, Silt%, Silt/Clay Fraction, Texture
The Standard + OM service measures everything in Standard, plus:
- Organic Matter
The Premium service measures everything in Standard + OM, plus:
- Cation Exchange Capacity, Elevation, Plant Available Water Index
- Calcium, Manganese, Sodium, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron, Zinc, Sulphur
The Standard Carbon service measures everything in Standard + OM, plus:
- Organic Carbon (% & t/ha)
The Premium Carbon service measures everything in Premium, plus:
- Organic Carbon (% & t/ha), Active Carbon (% & t/ha), % of Carbon that is active