Apps and tools

The apps on this page offer additional, useful ways to access soil information for Great Britain. Several apps allow mobile access to data, the opportunity to crowdsource your own observations, or just learn more about your environment. We will be expanding this section as new apps become available. If you are aware of other handy apps, tools, or software that you think would be useful for us to share on this site, please contact us.

Mobile apps

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Farm Crap App Pro

Farm Crap App Pro is designed to help farmers and growers value the nutrients found in organic manures.

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Fertilizer Optimizer

The Fertilizer Optimizer app will assist you in using fertilizer more efficiently to optimize your fertilizer investments.

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Take over 500 geological maps of Britain wherever you go to discover the landscape beneath your feet.

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iRecord Land

A system for recording land use and soils.

Google Play | Apple App Store

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iRecord Soil

A system for recording and storing your soil sample analysis information.

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iRecord Wildlife

A system to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels.

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LandCover is a simple tool for rapidly recording vegetation cover and structure using a 1 meter or yard stick in a 1/4 hectare (3/5 acre) plot.

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mySoil gives you access to a comprehensive European soil properties map within a single app. Discover what lies beneath your feet and help us to build a community dataset by submitting your own soil information.

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Saltmarsh app

An app providing information on common saltmarsh plants, birds and invertebrates; and the ecology and importance of saltmarshes. Use the app to complete a saltmarsh vegetation survey and soil assessment and make an assessment of the carbon stored.

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SIFSS (Soil Indicators For Scottish Soils)

A free iPhone app for growers, farmers and land managers in Scotland to enable them to find out what soil type is in their area. (SSKIB) which can be accessed through the SIFSS website.

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SOCit (Soil Organic Carbon information)

A free soil carbon app to provide farmers with a quick, cost-effective source of information about the organic matter content of their soil.

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SoilInfo is an app for mobile devices that allows accessing spatial predictions of soil properties and classes in a simple format i.e. as soil profile depth curve plots or tabular summaries.

Web tools