New version of soil viewer launched

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An updated version of the Soil Information Viewer is now available.

“The viewer accesses soil information stored in database tables called the Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Inventory Database,” said David Spiess, a provincial geographical information systems engineer. “The information in the database looks at the ability of Alberta soils to grow grains crops, allows comparisons between different land in different areas, gives information on soil properties, helps with making environmental farm plans, and a whole lot more.”

The viewer (and directions on how to use it) is at www.soilinformation.alberta.ca. The new version offers different workflows, has added tools, and automatically sizes when used on a smartphone.

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