Access maps and databases on soils throughout the United States based on soil surveys conducted since 1899.
Download Soil Color maps by State
Maps that show soil color at various depths for individual States and the Continental United States.
Soil Geographic Databases
- Federal Soil Geographic Data Development and Maintenance
- Digital Soil Geographic Databases (GIS-ready)
- Land Resource Regions (LRR) and Major Land Resource Areas (MLRA)
- Gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO)
- U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2)
- Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database
- Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO) Database
- Raster Soil Surveys (RSS)
- National Cooperative Soil Survey Soil Characterization Database (Pedons)
- Citing Our Databases
Soil Geographic Tools
- Web Soil Survey
- Soil Data Access
- USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
- Soil Data Viewer
- Series Extent Explorer
- Soil Landscapes 3-D Block Diagrams (coming soon)
Research and Development in Soil Geography
Other Natural Resource Data Sources
- National Map Atlas
- National Resources Inventory (NRI)
- Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD)
- Soil Classification Database (SC)
- World Soil Resources maps (coming soon)
Internal Soil Geographic Data Management
- Soil Survey Regions Areas and Offices Shapefiles (eAuth required) (coming soon)
- NRCS Soil Data Warehouse Staging Site
- Web Soil Survey Rule and Report Manager Version 1.0
- NRCS Application Reports - Web Soil Survey Metrics
- SC/OSD Maintenance Tool (eAuth and NASIS OSD group membership required)
Citing Our Databases
List of recommended citations when using our databases in your research.
National Soil Survey Handbook
The National Soil Survey Handbook (NSSH) provides the main operational and procedural guidance for conducting the NRCS portion of the National Cooperative Soil Survey program.
Spatial Data Tools
Learn more about soil spatial data tools.
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