I want to query the soil data via https://sdmdataaccess.nrcs.usda.gov/WebServiceHelp.aspx.

Input is the polygon coordinates. Result: features (polygon), key, soil code, soil name, total acres, % of field, PI ...

How can I do it?

  • Did you try any of the options in the help file,
    – nmtoken
    Nov 13, 2019 at 15:31

1 Answer 1


One way to do it is to use the WMS


You can see what the service will give by doing a GetCapabilities response:

GetCapabilities response

In ArcMap select Add Data > Add WMS Server.

For the URL give https://sdmdataaccess.sc.egov.usda.gov/Spatial/SDM.wms?

For version select 1.1.1

Click OK (to all prompts to take the default settings)

Then select the layers you want to view on your map.

Use the query tool to view attribute values at any point location.

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