Soil Data Viewer
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.
The soil survey attribute database associated with the spatial soil map is a complicated database with more than 50 tables. Soil Data Viewer provides users access to soil interpretations and soil properties while shielding them from the complexity of the soil database. Each soil map unit, typically a set of polygons, may contain multiple soil components that have different use and management. Soil Data Viewer makes it easy to compute a single value for a map unit and display results, relieving the user from the burden of querying the database, processing the data and linking to the spatial map.
Soil Data Viewer contains processing rules to enforce appropriate use of the data. This provides the user with a tool for quick geospatial analysis of soil data for use in resource assessment and management.
Download and Install Soil Data Viewer
Version 6.1 requires soil data downloaded after July 16, 2013.
Data downloaded prior to July 16 will only work with versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0.
Online User Guides
Soil Data Viewer Online User Guides
The Online User Guides for versions 6.1, 6.0, 5.2, 5.1, and 5.0 are available upon request.
If none of the information available here answers a question you have, please send an e-mail to the Soil Data Viewer support staff at SoilDataViewer@usda.gov.
This report problem occurs when a new version of ArcGIS is installed without first un-installing 3rd party extensions such as Soil Data Viewer. You are missing the DLL in your ArcGIS bin folder. There are two options at this point.
- Uninstall your old Soil Data Viewer and then download and install the most current version (6.2).
- Try copying the zipped DLL to “C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\bin” and unzip it. You may not have permissions to perform this step. If that is the case, see option #1.
In order to use Soil Data Viewer 6.1 or 6.2 you must have the current version of SSURGO database (Template version 36).