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Digital Soils Africa

DSA are soil specialists, focussing on all soil solutions in the agricultural and environmental fields. Our specialists are SACNASP registered and recognized leaders in their fields of study. The services provided include soil surveys, soil erosion mitigation, fertilization management, soil and land capability studies and wetland delineation amongst others, while our fields of specialization are hydropedology and digital soil mapping. Together, our directors have 58 years of experience.


The application of knowledge of soils and their spatial distribution to optimise the different functions which soils can render, so that agriculture and the natural environment could be served with sustainable, productive soil solutions.

Big Idea

Soil is a finite natural resource, upon which various important natural functions are dependant. As soils are different, the ability to sustain these functions differ. Thus, a good understanding of how the soil functions will improve the sustainable management of the natural environment, whilst ensuring optimal production.


Although we offer the full suite of soil services, we specialize in the fields of hydropedology and digital soil mapping. Our directors are leading researchers the respective fields in Africa.


Hydropedology is the study of water movement through the soil. It has its application in soil pollution assessments, town and development planning, natural wetland boundary determination, and plant water consumption studies.

Digital Soil Mapping

Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) is a suite of methods which enables the creation of good quality soil maps, but by digging less holes, leading to time and money savings. We have used DSM to map forestry production potential, soil erosion mitigation potential, soil and land capability studies for water pipe lines of more than 100 km and town planning hydropedological assessments.