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Official Series Descriptions Tools

Search and download soil series information.

Block Diagram Locator
More than 3,700 block diagrams (line drawings) from published soil surveys. Most of the diagrams relate soils to landscape positions. The interactive map shows the location of survey areas for which a diagram is available.

Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSDs)
Official soil series descriptions (OSDs) are descriptions approved by USDA-NRCS that define a specific soil series in the U.S. OSDs are descriptions of the taxa in the series category of the national system of classification. They mainly serve as specifications for identifying and classifying soils.

OSD Fulltext Search
Fulltext search of the official soil series description documents (experimental).

Soil Classification Report Tool
Several quality control reports of soil series classifications in NASIS, by Major Land Resource Area Regional Office.

Soil Series Classification Database (SC)
Soil classification and series name reports.