How To Use The TerrAvion SSURGO Soil Map Feature In OverView
TerrAvion users are now able to view SSURGO soil map data in their OverView accounts, providing them easy access to an external data layer and allowing them to make more tailored management decisions for their farms. Soil map data brings further context to TerrAvion’s imagery and can explain natural differences in NDVI that might lead to incomplete interpretations.
The SSURGO database contains information about soil as collected by the National Cooperative Soil Survey over the course of a century. The soil map feature overlays the TerrAvion field layer you have selected, making it easy to see how the current state of your field correlates to the soil data. To turn on the soil map, simply click the Soil Map icon at the bottom of your screen on or off.
If you click on any zone on the soil map, a popup will show you the soil type for that particular zone.
If you click on the soil map type, you will be redirected to the UC Davis Soil Map Table, which will display more in-depth soil composition and map data.
The SSURGO soil map data was collected at scales ranging from 1:12,000 to 1:63,360. For more information on the SSURGO database, please visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service site.
At TerrAvion, we always advise that you consider all forms of data when making decisions on your farm, and we are happy to offer this outside sourced data conveniently in our OverView app. We are currently populating the soil maps for all of the U.S., but in the meantime, if there are any fields that don’t have soil maps, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add the missing data.