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Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO)

This dataset is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The information was prepared by digitizing maps, by compiling information onto a planimetric correct base and digitizing, or by revising digitized maps using remotely sensed and other information.

This dataset consists of georeferenced digital map data and computerized attribute data. The map data are in a soil survey area extent format and include a detailed, field verified inventory of soils and miscellaneous areas that normally occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped. A special soil features layer (point and line features) is optional. This layer displays the location of features too small to delineate at the mapping scale, but they are large enough and contrasting enough to significantly influence use and management. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the National Soil Information System relational database, which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties.

SSURGO depicts information about the kinds and distribution of soils on the landscape. The soil map and data used in the SSURGO product were prepared by soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

FieldValue
Tags
Modified
2019-08-05
Release Date
2017-12-06
Identifier
NRCS0092
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United States, Territories, Commonwealths, Island Nations
Publisher
NRCS
License
Contact Name
Hotline, Soils
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
POD Theme
Geospatial
National Geospatial Data Asset
Soils Theme
Program Code
005:027 - Department of Agriculture - Conservation Operations
Bureau Code
005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Harvested from NRCS Datasets on Data.gov
Harvest Source TitleNRCS Datasets on Data.gov
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.usda.gov/data.json
Last Harvest PerformedWed, 12/06/2017 - 15:18
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