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Illinois Soils Web Tool (Beta) - Region #4

Farmers, farm managers, investors, rural appraisers, assessors, economists, researchers and others can use this interactive tool to explore rural land in the State of Illinois organized by Common Land Units (CLUs).


About the Illinois Soils Web Tool (Beta)

Soil data, in 30 meter by 30 meter pixels, have been aggregated to land units. This allows a weighted soil productivity index to be calculated for each land unit based on the amount of each soil type within that unit. Users can select individual or multiple parcels within a township and view a summary across the selected units. The number of acres of each of the top 10 soil types across the selected area, as well as a weighted soil productivity index, are displayed. This capability is based on the FarmPlace product under development by Ploughman Analytics.

Supplemental Information

About Common Land Units
About Soil Types and the Cropland Productivity Index

Conditions of Use

This web tool is provided 'as is' and without warranties as to performance or merchantability. Statements may have been made to you about this web tool. Any such statements do not constitute warranties and shall not be relied on by the CUSTOMER in deciding whether to use the program. This web tool is provided without any expressed or implied warranties whatsoever. Because of the diversity of conditions and hardware under which this program may be used, no WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY or WARRANTY OF FITNESS for a particular purpose is offered. The user is advised to test this web tool thoroughly before relying on it. The user assumes the entire risk of using the web tool. Neither the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS nor PLOUGHMAN ANALYTICS will be liable for any claim or damage brought against the CUSTOMER by any third party, nor will the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS or PLOUGHMAN ANALYTICS be liable for any consequential, indirect, or special damages suffered by the customer as a result of the use of this web tool.

Data Sources

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
USDA Farm Service Agency
Ploughman Analytics


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