LandPKS in the Field

Mobile App

Discover the value and potential of your land. Use this information to plan and track management actions. Monitor soil health and vegetation indicators over time.

Group app training
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Land Information at your Fingertips

The LandPKS mobile app is a complete toolkit for sustainable land management. Use features from a selection of modules based on your land management needs. Many mobile app features are available offline!

    

Already Use LandPKS?

Find user guides, module details, and more in the Knowledge Hub.

Need help with the app? Visit the Support page.

 

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First Steps

Get started using LandPKS in 5 easy steps. Click here to download the user guide for new users as a PDF.

1. Download the LandPKS mobile app for Android or iOS

  • Register a Gmail address to use the LandPKS app and access your data on the Data Portal.
    Note: Google independently authenticates your account. LandPKS does not have access to your Gmail login.

2. Click the + to create a new site*

  • Name your first site and obtain the GPS coordinates.
  • In the report tab, you can already view possible soils under Soil ID and possible wildlife species on your land under Habitat.

*Or click on the Map to view possible soils without creating a site.

3. Enter data in the data input tab

  • LandInfo: record slope, texture, color for Soil ID.
  • LandCover: Rapid (20-minute) vegetation monitoring with a yard stick or meter stick.
  • SoilHealth: record and store lab data + field observations aligned with soil health indicators.

4. Click “Synchronize Now” at the top of the data input screen when you have a data connection to:

  • Backup your data to the cloud. This ensures your data will always be available to you, including after updating the app or loading it on a new phone. It also allows you to access your data on the Data Portal.
  • Get new soil predictions after you enter LandInfo data (Under Report, in the SoilID section, view the GPS+Data and Data tabs).

5. View data and results in the report tab

  • Soil ID: view your updated site-specific soil ranking, access information about potential vegetation and restoration options through EDIT.
  • LandManagement & SoilHealth: generate PDF reports.
  • Habitat: view species that may occur near your location and compare habitat characteristics with your data.
  • Visit the Data Portal at LandPotential.org to download a .csv file of your data to share with others.

Features

Digging a hole
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LandInfo Module

  • Soil characterization and identification with links to NRCS and FAO soil information
  • Soil infiltration and plant available water-holding capacity prediction
  • Ecological Site identification (US)
  • Land Capability Classification
Person using app in garden
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LandManagement Module

  • Calendar-based farm record keeping
  • Record yield, rainfall, planting dates, and more
Farmland in the USA
© Gustavo Lozada, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

SoilHealth Module

  • Monitor soil health with simple field observations – no lab required
  • Record NRCS-aligned soil health indicators
  • Store lab results for pH, soil organic carbon/matter, and electrical conductivity
Vegetation data collection
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LandCover Module

  • 20-minute cover, composition, and height monitoring using a yard or meter stick
  • Biomass and utilization
  • BLM-AIM/NRCS-NRI-compatible data collection
© Mark Godfrey, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

Habitat Module

  • View select species that may occur in your area
  • Compare species habitat characteristics to your data
LandPKS Learning

Knowledge Hub

Find tutorials, videos, and helpful guides for using  LandPKS. Learn more about the methods used in the app. Access student and teacher resources. Access helpful resources for managing your land. 

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Training & User Guides

Videos and downloadable guides to quickly learn how to use LandPKS, as well as tech support.

Soil color measurement
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LandPKS Modules & Functions

Descriptions and background information for each of the LandPKS modules.

Antelope standing in US grasslands
© Chris Pague, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

Habitat Information

Factsheets and other helpful resources about the wildlife species living on your land. (US only)

LandPKS at Your Desk

Data Portal

Start with the LandPKS app on your mobile device. Access, edit, and download your data at your desk. 

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