Historic Georgia soil maps online


The University of Alabama’s Historical Map Archive includes digital versions of early twentieth century soil maps of Georgia.

However, to view the maps you must download the free Mr SID plugin. Mr SID is a Windows Shell Extension made by Lizardtech, only available for Windows XP or Vista. The company website notes: “The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.”

Download the free Mr SID plugin from this webpage.

Link to the Historical Soil Survey Maps of Georgia.

Link to the full Archive collection.

Thanks to Dan Elliott for this research tip….