Land Map Viewers

AgriMaps 
The Province of Manitoba has released a new soil map viewer called AgriMaps. It is publicly available at http://agrimaps.gov.mb.ca.
A recorded webinar that describes how to use AgriMaps is available at:
 
The new soil viewer allows users to explore soil information to help producers, agronomists, planners and the public make more informed land management decisions.  Users can search AgriMaps by legal land description, river lot or by towns.  Viewers can select the different scales of available soil data in Manitoba and their related uses in addition to measuring and overlaying different data layers like rural municipalities, drain order maps and watershed boundaries. Viewers can also print the information with an air photo background so that landscape properties like hills, trees and rivers can be seen.
 
The soil information in AgriMaps ranges from detailed (intensive) to reconnaissance (extensive) soil information. Although all of agro-Manitoba has soil survey information, not all regions have updated, detailed information that is necessary for site-specific decision making.  Reconnaissance soil data is generally at a scale of 1:1 million, 1:250,000 or 126,700 and can involve about 6 field inspections per section.  Detailed soil data is generally at a scale of 1:20,000 to 1:50,000 and can involve between 16 and 32 field inspections per section. Manitoba Agriculture’s soil survey program is actively updating areas that do not have detailed data.  New soil survey information will be incorporated into AgriMaps as it is completed. 
 
Although soil survey data is highly technical, AgriMaps displays various soil properties in an attractive, easy to use format.  Soil information is shown in soil polygons that are areas on a map that contain soil with a standard set of attributes. These are identified by a simple or compound map unit.  The soil map unit contains one or more soil components that have specific uses and management. The different intensities of soil information allow clients to make either field or regional scale interpretations for land capability, suitability and productivity.  These can each be viewed in AgriMaps for individual soil map units.
 
With AgriMaps, free access through the Internet is available to the Province of Manitoba’s long-term investment in soil survey and land management.
 
Soil and Weather Viewer
The Province of Manitoba is also developing a new soil and weather viewer.   
 
The new soil and weather viewer will allow users to explore all the soil and weather information available in the Province of Manitoba.  This mapping source will help producers, agronomists, planners and the public make more informed land management decisions.  Users can search this web application by legal land description, river lot or by towns.  Viewers can select the different scales of available soil data in Manitoba and their related uses in addition to measuring and overlaying different data layers like rural municipalities, drain order maps and watershed boundaries.  In addition, users can select on individual weather station to see current temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction or they can map selected areas depending on the parameters they select. Viewers can also print the information with an air photo background so that landscape properties like hills, trees and rivers can be seen.
 
The viewer is expected shortly and the link will be posted here once available.