SoilWeb for Android

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About this app

The SoilWeb for Android application accesses soil survey information (the SSURGO dataset, published by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service) at your current location.

This app was designed to be a lightweight version of the SoilWeb GMap web application. SoilWeb GMap features an interactive map for viewing and querying individual map units, while this app does not. However, SoilWeb for Android conveniently provides a link to the SoilWeb GMap web app.

SoilWeb GMap is available at

More information about SSURGO is available at

Features of SoilWeb for Android include:

- Soil profile sketches, estimated proportions, and geomorphic position of soil components associated with the SSURGO "map unit" identified at your current location.

- Map unit aggregate data such as estimated water holding capacity.

- Soil survey area scale and publication date.

- Component details: soil taxonomy, soil property depth profiles, land classification ratings, hydraulic and erosion ratings, forest productivity, soil suitability ratings.

- Links to Official Series Descriptions (OSDs) generated automatically.

- Component links to related web apps: Series Extent Explorer (SEE) and Soil Data Explorer (SDE).

- Link to the SoilWeb GMap web application at your current location.

- Location accuracy setting allows you to select between standard accuracy (less accurate, uses less battery power) and high accuracy (more accurate, but may use more battery power).

- Location auto-refresh feature allows you to continually look up soil data at a specified time interval.
Updated on
Jan 14, 2022

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

51 reviews
Jon M
October 16, 2022
Other than an issue with dark mode (or at least an issue with the Samsung implementation of system wide dark mode) on the opening page, where the background is dark grey and the text is a only slightly lighter grey that is very hard to read, this app is an excellent extension/ update of the web soil survey and the SSURGO soils database. 4 stars only because of the dark mode issue.
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A Google user
June 27, 2019
very useful for field work, property assessments, even recreational hiking for those who are soil-aware. has all the look and feel of a desktop GIS, but with none of the tedium. A great app for many professionals, also for students and others studying soils.
21 people found this review helpful
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Joshua Bennett
May 21, 2024
Not great, the location is way off (saying Galt instead of Stockton for instance) and most of the text is unreadable.
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