You can now view soils data on your iPhone and Android! Visit the iPhone App Store or the Android Market to download the SoilWeb app that allows you to view the soils beneath your feet in real time using the GPS built into your phone.
The office of Soil and Water has changed how soil maps are available. Information which was previously in print is now available online. The advantage of this is that people are able to access this information even if the local office is closed. Also, soil maps and descriptions can be customized by the viewer before printing out. These reports can also be saved electronically.
A pdf version of the soil survey can be accessed through the Soil Data Mart.
There are a few different ways to access soils information for specific locations:
1. Visit the Chatham County GIS web page
2. Visit the Web Soil Survey page. Here you can customize maps, make pdf print outs, tailor soils reports to fit your needs and save it all electronically to your computer. Click here for instructions for using Web Soil Survey.
3. Visit the Soil Data Mart page. This website gives detailed information and reports about different soil types. However, it does not have a map feature like Web Soil Survey, so you will need to know what type of soil is in a location before using this site. Click here for instructions for using Soil Data Mart.
If you are looking for the full version of the Chatham County Soil Survey, just visit the Web Soil Survey site above and click on "Archived Soil Surveys" on the left side of the page, select North Carolina and then select Chatham County (2006) and Click on "Manuscript" to download the PDF file for FREE. Or you may purchase a CD from our office with the same PDF file on it for $5. A paper copy of the data (does not contain maps) is also available for purchase at the office.
Chatham Soil & Water Conservation District