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The Alberta Soil Information viewer has been updated and has been republished. The old site is no longer an operation page as our IT group has begun the process of decommissioning.

Effective immediately we recommend transitioning to the new version of viewer.

For an introduction please review the "Read How To:" documentation that has been made available on the Alberta Soil Information Viewer Welcome Page.

Thank-you for your continued interest and use of the Alberta Soil Information Viewer.

Please continue to check this page from time to time as training sessions and a webinar are being planned for 2018:
  • Soil Information Viewer -April 24 A series of short webinars designed to explore all the extraordinary features this program can do and the information it can provide. These webinars will be recorded and located in the Watch How To: on the Welcome Page of the Alberta Soil Information Viewer shortly after the webinar.
  • North West Agriculture Fieldmen Training Session, Grande Prairie Emergency Operation Centre, Grande Prairie Alberta April 20th, 2018 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.
  • Grande Prairie AIA Chapter Meeting Maddhatter's Conference Room Grande Prairie Alberta April 19th, 2018 5:00PM - 9:00pm
  • Alberta On site Waste Water Management Association (AOWMA) Presentation and Demonstration of the Alberta Soil Information Viewer February 23, 2017 12:45pm River Cree Convention Center Edmonton

This free Internet viewer allows the user to view and query soils information in AGRASID (Agricultural Region of Alberta Soil Inventory Database). The spatial and related soil landscape attribute files of AGRASID are available for download through this link.

  • Easily accessible via the Internet
  • "User-friendly" soil landscape descriptions
  • Incorporates landscape images and a variety of spatial base layers including ortho photographs and ArcGIS Online base map services
  • Describes soil landscapes for land within the agricultural region (“white zone”) of Alberta - approximately 26 million hectares (64 million acres)
  • Seamless Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial data and relational data file
  • Intended for representation at a scale of approximately 1:100 000
The viewer is intended to be a resource tool to assist land managers and producers in making general land management decisions. However, the viewer should not be considered the sole source of soils information for detailed land management planning. Due to the inherent variability of soils within the landscape, site specific evaluations for detailed site planning is necessary.

For specific areas of the province you may find more detailed soils information on hard copy maps. Copies of soil maps and reports for most of the geographic area of Alberta as well as related AGRASID information and metadata can be accessed through links provided in the ABOUT PAGE, within the viewer.

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Contact the Ag-Info Centre, toll-free in Alberta at 310-FARM (3276), for further soil viewer information.
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This information published to the web on November 28, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on November 14, 2018.