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Web Soil Survey

Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

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The Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides agricultural producers, agencies, Technical Service Providers, and others electronic access to relevant soil and related information needed to make land-use and management decisions. The WSS:

  • Provides an alternative to traditional hardcopy publication for quicker delivery of information,
  • Provides access to full soil survey report content,
  • Provides access to the most current data, and
  • Provides customers with the ability to download spatial, tabular, and thematic soils data for use in GIS.

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Web Soil Survey

The Web Soil Survey provides agricultural producers, agencies, Technical Service Providers, and others online access to relevant soil and related information needed to make land-use and management.

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Citing Web Soil Survey as a Source of Soils Data

Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at the following link: http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/. Accessed [month/day/year].


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