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New app helps farmers access soil survey info

Published on 20 February 2012

022012_soilwebA new smartphone application, or ''app,'' is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android users to access soil survey information. The app, SoilWeb, combines online soil survey information with the GPS capabilities of smartphones.

The SoilWeb app is a portable version of the UC Davis California Soil Resource Lab's Web-based interface to  digital soil survey data from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  Because the app provides soil survey information in a mobile form, it is particularly useful for those working in the field.

NRCS introduced the Web Soil Survey (WSS), an online tool for accessing soils information, a few years ago. This was a wonderful development for users of soils information – engineers, developers, farmers and many others – because WSS provides quick access to the most current data produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

For more information on SoilWeb, please click hereFG

—USDA – NRCS press release

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