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Web Soil Survey 2.3 — New Features
Web Soil Survey URLs
Web Soil Survey now allows you to save your Area of Interest (AOI) as a Web Soil Survey URL. This means you can create an AOI, and then bookmark it for later use.
Your URL also saves the particular view to which you’ve zoomed the map. You can even edit the URL to mark a particular location with a location marker.
To add a location marker, see the Help in the Link control.
Web Soil Survey now allows you to save your AOI as a zipped shapefile.
Web Soil Survey now allows you to create an AOI from a saved shapefile or zipped shapefile. To create an AOI from a zipped shapefile (for example, from an AOI that you have already exported):
To create an AOI from an unzipped shapefile instead:
Quick Navigation By Latitude and Longitude Usability Changes
The Quick Navigation by Latitude and Longitude form now accepts its input all on one line, instead of requiring you to break it in pieces. This means that you can now cut and paste Latitude/Longitude values from other web applications, like Google Maps and Bing Maps or copy them from a Global Positioning System (GPS). To open Google Maps, click the following link: Google Maps. To open Bing Maps, click the following link: Bing Maps. Coordinates are accepted in many different formats, including:
For more information, see the Help in the Quick Navigation by Latitude and Longitude form.
Quick Navigation Includes U.S. Territories
The Quick Navigation by Address and State and County forms now allow navigating to U.S. territories, including: