SOILWEB for the iPhone

A new soil iPhone application is available on the iTunes store.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soilweb-for-the-iphone/id354911787?mt=8

SoilWeb

SoilWeb for the iPhone        By CA Soil Resource Lab

The principal author is Dylan Beaudette.

At the SSSA meetings Pittsburgh. PA. 2009 Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-5, Pittsburgh, PA I had a chance to visit with Dylan Beaudette and catch up on his pedological escapades.  At that time I suggested that he write an iPhone application as an extension of the Online Soil Survey he wrote so us soil-heads that use an iPhone could walk around with SURGO data in our shirt pocket!  He has done it.  It started out with AZ, Ca, NV, & OR and at my request he has added Texas. He is now in the process of  adding NM, CO, UT, & WY.

Who needs a pocket protector when you have a shinny iPhone! 🙂

Yes, I love the paper copy of a Soil Survey, but I often am caught without a copy in my back pocket.

I have tested this app in its development forms and it’s great.  It’s FREE.

Dylan is a doctoral candidate at University of California, Davis.  Dylan’s mentor/advisor is Dr. Anthony ‘Toby’ O’Geen.  To see other things that Toby’s group is working on visit http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/drupal/