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Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences

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Mapping a New Approach to Teaching and Learning Soil Science

Visit SoilExplorer.net or download the Soil Explorer app for iPad from the Apple App Store. 

Explore detailed maps of soil properties and landscapes for the U.S., as well as small-scale maps of soil distributions for the world. Examine the details for a specific area, but also see the overview for a large area. Learn how features shown on the maps correspond to what you observe in the field.

The Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences project utilizes detailed soil survey data from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and data and maps from the U. S. Geological Survey and other sources to produce informative, highly engaging maps. These maps are designed specifically for teaching and learning the complex interrelationships between soil properties and the landscapes in which soils occur.