Find out what’s beneath your feet with SoilMapp for iPad. Tap into the best available soil information from Australia’s national soil databases.
You can find out about the likely types of soil near you or you can look anywhere across the country.
Discover the soil’s secrets, how it holds water, its clay content, acidity and other attributes important for agriculture and land management.
SoilMapp is designed to make soil information more accessible to help Australian farmers, consultants, planners, natural resource managers, researchers and people interested in soil.
SoilMapp has been developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national research agency, to allow direct access to the Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS) and APSoil, the database behind the agricultural computer model: Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM).
Users can pan and zoom the map and tap to locate a place of interest, or use the iPad GPS function to identify their current location. SoilMapp returns data and information about the likely soils at the defined location. This includes maps, photographs, satellite images, tables and graphs of data about soil attributes such asclay and organic carbon contents or pH. Data for specific described sites and samples held within the CSIRO National Soil Archive can also be accessed where available. APSoil sites provide details regarding soil water holding characteristics and other attributes essential for farming systems modelling.
Fix for the Apsoil web service.
Ratings and Reviews
I visited the CSIRO last week with school and it was a fabulous thing to do in Canberra!! They told us about this app, CSIRO had made! When arriving home, I decided to download it, this app is a fabulous app and I recommend to download the soilmapp app!
Don't waste your time downloading. Mine is stuck on 'retrieving data' and there is no obvious tech help. It worked on the first day only. Does not seem to have a very big data base so soils from area I wanted information on was very general and did not apply at all. Needs a feedback tab so we can respond with 'does not apply to this area' good idea but needs heaps of work
Great job guys
A lot of work has obviously been put into this
Don't look past this app
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.