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PIA Soil Survey Data

Pacific Islands Area Official Soil Survey Information

Pacific Islands Area official soil survey information consists of maps, text and tables. Spatial and tabular data are available for all of the soil survey areas listed below.  Users can access Web Soil Survey to download data or to create custom soil maps and reports for any area of interest less than 100,000 acres through the interactive web browser application.  Users who wish to obtain soil surveys by state or territory may wish to use the Geospatial Data Gateway.

Political Jurisdiction

Soil Survey Name

Soil Survey Area Symbol

American Samoa

Islands of Aunuu, Ofu, Olosega, Tau, and Tutuila

PB630

Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Islands of Aguijan, Rota, Saipan, and
Tinian

pb645

 

Islands of Agrigan, Almagan, Anatahan,
Pagan, and Sarigan (Northern
Islands)

pb646

Federated States of Micronesia

Islands of Truk (Chuuk)

PB933

 

Island of Kosrae

PB931

 

Island of Ponape (Pohnpei)

PB932

 

Islands of Yap

PB934

Guam

Territory of Guam

PB640

Hawaii

Island of Hawaii Area

hi801

 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

hi701

 

Island of Kahoolawe

hi995

 

Island of Kauai

hi960

 

Island of Lanai

hi970

 

Island of Maui

hi980

 

Island of Molokai

hi950

 

Island of Oahu

hi990

Republic of Palau

Islands of Palau

pb935

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Islands of Airik, Arno, Majuro, Mili, and Taroa

pb936

Spatial and tabular soil survey data are available in zip file format from Web Soil Survey.  Users can download the zip file directly from the Web Soil Survey webpage under the “Download Soils Data” tab.

Spatial Data- compressed file containing soil survey spatial data for use in geographic information system (GIS) software.

Tabular Data– compressed file of tables containing soil properties and interpretations. The tabular data must be imported into a Microsoft Access template file (also available on the Web Soil Survey website).

Soil Data Viewer is a tool built as an extension to ArcMap that allows a user to create soil-based thematic maps. The application can also be run independent of ArcMap, but output is then limited to a tabular report.


Pacific Islands Area Archived Soil Surveys

Archived soil survey manuscripts are available for download in PDF format. Links to the manuscripts for Pacific Islands Area soil surveys are listed below.  Please follow the instructions provided for how to download the manuscripts to ensure that the maps display correctly.

Published soil surveys may contain interpretations and/or spatial data that are out-of-date. The Official Soil Survey Information contains the current interpretations and spatial data.

READ ME FIRST: How to download published soil surveys

Hawaii

Pacific Basin


Contacts

Please contact a Soil Scientist for more information or if you require soil survey assistance.

Tony Rolfes
Assistant Director for Soil Science and Natural Resource Assessments
Phone: (808) 541-2600 + 119
Email: Tony.Rolfes@hi.usda.gov

Amy Koch
GIS Specialist/Resource Soil Scientist
Phone: 808-933-8351
Email: Amy.Koch@hi.usda.gov

Bob Gavenda
Area Resource Soil Scientist
Phone: 671-300-8577
Email: Bob.Gavenda@pb.usda.gov