SoilWeb for the iPhone
By CA Soil Resource Lab
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GPS based, real-time access to USDA-NRCS soil survey data, formatted for the iPhone. This application retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with the iPhone's current geographic location, based on a user defined horizontal precision. Sketches of soil profiles are linked to their official soil series description (OSD) page. Soil series names are linked to their associated page within the CA Soil Resource Lab's online soil survey, SoilWeb . An up-to-date map of were data is available for queries can be found here [http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/soil_web/national_status_map.php].
What's New in Version 1.2
New interface, online help, and calibrated GPS accuracy threshold.
This is a great app that our entire team is using to find soil types but the OSD link does not work. This is really discouraging as it costs us extra time to copy and paste the link and retrieve the information through extra steps. Could you please check this out and fix the link if possible. We are trying to get our entire agronomy group and sales reps to use this information and when it doesn't work properly they choose to skip the information or make a guess at it. Thanks
Excited about this app
Have not yet played with the app but am excited that it exists. Will update feedback once I experience the app. But if it's anything like the web version, it should be spectacular since I use it for my permaculture design business.
Gives one a quick idea of the soil type in your location. The app itself has not been updated and there are several broken links that detract from it.