LandPKS in Use
LandPKS offers a collection of simple tools for urban gardeners. Identify your soil texture and water holding capacity. Plan and record gardening activities. Monitor soil health.
An All-In-One Tool for Urban Spaces
With the LandPKS app, you can determine your soil texture and other site characteristics. Plan and track your gardening activities. Monitor soil health with simple field observations. Keep data private or share with others on the Data Portal. For instructions on getting started with LandPKS in urban spaces download the user guide below.
Soil Identification and Site Characterization
- Determine your soil texture and color
- Access estimates of the infiltration rate and water holding capacity of the soil at your site. View how these change with increased soil organic matter.
- Growing degree days
Plan and Track Garden Activities
- Planting dates and yield
- Weed and pest management
- Nutrient management and compost applications
- Irrigation and rainfall
Monitor Soil Health
- Track visual observations like soil compaction and biological activity
- Store lab data with your field observations for easy reference
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Discover Potential Wildlife Species in Your Area (North America only)
- View a selection of species that may occur near your location
- Compare habitat characteristics with your data
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.
Training & User Guides
Videos and downloadable guides to quickly learn how to use LandPKS, as well as tech support.
LandPKS Modules & Functions
Descriptions and background information for each of the LandPKS modules.
Resources for K-12 teachers and students to use LandPKS to learn about and measure soil & vegetation.
From Our Blog
News, updates, and deep-dives into the LandPKS platform and resources for sustainable land management.
SoilID redesign provides a powerful key to unlock soil information, including SoilGrids access
Since 2019, soilID, which links LandPKS users to existing soil maps of their location, has been at the core of LandPKS, and we just released a new version, available now.
“Maybe I’ll finally get a smartphone now!”
LandPKS holds a training event in San Luis, Colorado, to introduce local land managers to using LandPKS to access soil and ecological site information that can support management decisions.
Teaching Land Potential in the San Joaquin Valley
As part of their Earth Academy program, the Sequoia Riverlands Trust teaches California high schoolers rangeland science with LandPKS.
LandPKS in the Field
Download LandPKS today for free and discover the value and potential of your land. Use this information to plan and track management actions, and to monitor soil health and vegetation indicators over time.
LandPKS at your Desk
View, edit, and download your data from your computer. Explore public soil information and data from LandPKS users worldwide.
Details on upcoming LandPKS trainings, webinars, conferences, and other events.
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