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Soil Survey Data

Soil Survey

Soil Survey Data

This page lists ways to view and download soil survey information.


Web Soil Survey

The Web Soil Survey (WSS) is an interactive website where current soil survey information can be viewed, explored and printed without having to download the database to your computer.  NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information.


Soil Lab Data: Lab Data Mart

The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Soil Characterization Database. This application allows you to generate, print, and download reports containing soil characterization data from the National Soil Survey Center (NSSC) Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory (KSSL) and cooperating laboratories. The data are stored and maintained by the NSSC–KSSL. Data can be viewed onscreen or downloaded in comma-delimited text files for use in other applications.


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SoilWeb products can be used to access USDA-NCSS detailed soil survey data (SSURGO) for most of the United States. Please choose an interface to SoilWeb:

Explore soil survey areas using an interactive Google map. View detailed information about map units and their components. This app runs in your web browser and is compatible with desktop computers, tablets, and smart- phones.


Soil Data Viewer

Soil Data Viewer is a free downloadable 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.


Soil Data Mart

Soil Data Mart 2.0 has the ability to create dynamic maps and reports that pull information from the official soils database.  Use this resource to conduct the following queries:

Lists of Hydric Soils

Map Unit Description (Brief, Generated)

Ecological Site Extent

Legend & Prime Farmland