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This page lists numerous websites and mobile applications that are rich in data on soils, water, air, energy, and other natural resources. Click on the links to those resources, and see more in-depth information on this page about these websites and apps.
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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.

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PedonVault for ESRI Survey123 App

The NRCS in Wisconsin and the National Soil Survey Center have made available a new app, Pedon Vault, the first of its kind, to offer a national database of sites to visit in the field offering good exposures of soil pro- files and data. Thus, the app name, Pedon Vault, a vault of three-dimensional samples of a soil large enough to show characteristics of all its horizons.View the step-by-step user guide or fact sheet for more information.

SSURGO onDemand

SSURGO onDemand (New Soil Data Viewer Alternative)

The SSURGO OnDemand Dynamic Spatial Interpretations Tool can process soils data from large geographic areas rapidly and is a one-stop shop for any number of soil survey areas at once for any and all interpretations or properties. It accesses authoritative soils data without the need for downloading external tabular data sets. Questions, suggestions, or errors with the tool Send E-mail.

Soil Lab Data

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.

Soil Web UC Davis


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 Properties

   Soil Properties

This interactive map allows you to explore a variety of soil properties throughout the continental United States.

Soil Web Earth

SoilWeb Earth

Soil survey data are delivered dynamically in a KML file, allowing you to view mapped areas in a 3-D display. You must have Google Earth or some other means of viewing KML files installed on your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Soil Series Explorer

Soil Series Extent Explorer (SEE)

This website is accessible via SEE, or can be used by appending a soil series name to the end of the URL. SDE integrates KSSL, SSURGO, block diagrams, OSD, and SC databases. SEE allows users to explore the spatial extent of soil types nationwide.

Soil Series Data Explorer

Soil Series Data Explorer (SDE)

This website  is accessible via SDE, or can be used by appending a soil series name to the end of the URL. SDE integrates KSSL, SSURGO, block diagrams, OSD, and SC databases.

Snow Tell Site


Above and below ground sensor data. The interactive map is the simplest way to search for data.

YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel National Soil Science Center: NRCS NSSC

Videos and webinars for the USDA-NRCS National Soil Survey Center which includes the Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory.

Geospatial data gateway

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway provides one stop shopping for natural resources or environmental data at anytime, from anywhere, to anyone.  The data gateway allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data from our catalog, customize the format, and have it downloaded or shipped on CD or DVD.  You can also request multiple soil survey datasets.

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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.

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Official Series Descriptions (OSD)

This site gives you access to the official description approved by the Natural Resources Conservation Service that defines a specific soil series in the United States. These official soil series descriptions 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.

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NRCS National Soils Program Information

The National Soils Program provides quality soil survey information necessary for understanding, managing, conserving, and sustaining the nation's limited soil resources.

Soil Data Access

Soil Data Access

Soil Data Access is the name of a suite of web services and applications whose purpose is to meet requirements for requesting and delivering soil survey spatial and tabular data that are not being met by the current Web Soil Survey and Geospatial Data Gateway websites.


GitHub: ncss-tech

Collection of repositories contributed by members of the National Cooperative   Soil Survey: Statistics for pedologists, Algorithms for Quantitative Pedology, soilDB: Simplified Access to NCSS Soil Databases, user driven SSURGO properties and interpretations, Database SQL Libraries



shinyapps soil data

New Application Plots Soils Data

A new tool is available to assist in the understanding and improvement of soil information. The application, which uses R statistics programming software and Soil Data Access, can plot the soil moisture status and the depth at which it occurs. The graph can be used to help visualize fluctuations in soil moisture as it changes month to month throughout
the year. It also plots flooding and ponding frequencies. John Hammerly and Stephen Roecker worked together to create the application which can be used from within R. Download the app from GitHub here:, use the application in a web browser here: