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

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
39 reviews
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.
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John DiBiasi
January 16, 2022
Edit: App is fixed and working again! Great!
3 people found this review helpful
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California Soil Resource Lab
January 15, 2022
Sorry about this issue. We have just released a new version that should be compatible with Android 12. Please try installing the latest version and contact us at if you continue to have problems. If this resolves your issue, we would appreciate updating your review to reflect your new experience with the app.
A Google user
July 13, 2019
Fantastic app to have when traveling in areas where you are unfamiliar with the soils. I love the quick links to the official series description and geographic extent map.
5 people found this review helpful
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