Accessing Soil Survey Data via Web-Services

May 28, 2009

(This article was first published on dylan's blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Soil Survey Data

Online Querying of NRCS Soil Survey Data
Sometimes you are only interested in soils data for a single map unit, component, or horizon. In these cases downloading the entire survey from Soil Data Mart is not worth the effort. An online query mechanism would suffice. The NRCS provides a form-based, interactive querying mechanism and a SOAP-based analogue. These services allow soil data lookup from the current snapshot of all data stored in NASIS.

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