Online Soil Survey Maps – Detailed Resource for Farming & Gardening

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Originally posted June 8th, 2011

I came across this web site: SoilWeb: An Online Soil Survey, while doing my daily news search.  Its purpose is to allow users to access NRCS and NCSS 1:24,000 scale detailed soil survey data (SSURGO) in many parts of the lower 48 states. 

An interactive map interface allows for panning and zooming, with highways, streets, and aerial photos to assist navigation.

SoilWeb overlays detailed soil information on Google Maps and Google Earth. There’s even a SoilWeb iPhone and Android app allowing you to use the GPS capabilities of your phone to assist in shopping for, say, the perfect vineyard location.

“This could be useful for those considering relocation, as soil make-up and condition should be a consideration for any homestead.” – Survival Blog

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