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Search - Find your area of interest by typing a placename into the Location Search box in the tools panel.
Navigate - Drag the map around with your mouse. Use the controls in the top-left corner of the map to zoom to your place of interest.
Soil information - Click any soil feature to view
a summary of its key properties.
Click a soil name in the summary table to download a full factsheet describing that soil.
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The extent of your map is shown by the orange box. Click on the box and drag it around to change the geographic location of your map.
Changing the scale or paper size will affect the amount of detail or the size of the geographic area that will appear on the map.
The maps can include any map title.
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