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Ag Data Commons migration begins October 18, 2023

The Ag Data Commons is migrating to a new platform – an institutional portal on Figshare. Starting October 18 the current system will be available for search and download only. Submissions will resume after the launch of our portal on Figshare in November. Stay tuned for details!

sharpshootR: A Soil Survey Toolkit

    Miscellaneous soil data management, summary, visualization, and conversion utilities to support soil survey operations within the USDA-NRCS. Many of the functions are highly specialized and inherit default arguments from the names used by the various NCSS (National Cooperative Soil Survey) databases.

    soilDB: Soil Database Interface

      soilDB is one of the Algorithms for Quantitative Pedology (AQP) suite of R packages, and comprises a collection of functions for reading data from USDA-NCSS soil databases including SoilWeb, Series Extent Explorer, and Soil Data Explorer.

      Algorithms for Quantitative Pedology (AQP)

        Algorithms for Quantitative Pedology (AQP) is a collection of code, ideas, documentation, and examples wrapped-up into several R packages. The AQP suite of R packages are used to generate figures for SoilWeb, Series Extent Explorer, and Soil Data Explorer.

        Java Newhall Simulation Model (jNSM)

          The Java Newhall Simulation Model or jNSM is a mesoscale model that is appropriate for use in regional geospatial analyses that support the MLRA update of published digital soil geographic databases (SSURGO/STATSGO2). This software can be used with monthly, serially complete records from weather stations, Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) stations, and local soil climate monitoring sensors.

          Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Data Viewer

            Soil Data Viewer is a tool built as an extension to ArcMap that allows a user to create soil-based thematic maps. The application can also be run independently of ArcMap, but output is then limited to a tabular report. The soil survey attribute database associated with the spatial soil map is a complicated database with more than 50 tables. Soil Data Viewer provides users access to soil interpretations and soil properties while shielding them from the complexity of the soil database.

            Natural Resources Conservation Service Locator Map for Block Diagrams

              The Natural Resources Conservation Service Locator Map for Block Diagrams contains more than 3,750 block diagrams (line drawings) from published soil surveys. Most of the diagrams relate soils to landscape positions. Each point on the interactive map indicates the location of a soil survey area for which a block diagram is available online.

              Management Zone Analyst Version 1.0 Software

                Management Zone Analyst (MZA) is a decision-aid for creating within-field management zones based on quantitative field information. It mathematically breaks up a field into natural clusters or zones based on the classification parameters and number of zones you specify.

                Soil Series Classification Database (SC)

                  The USDA-NRCS Soil Series Classification Database contains the taxonomic classification of each soil series identified in the United States, Territories, Commonwealths, and Island Nations served by USDA-NRCS. Along with the taxonomic classification, the database contains other information about the soil series, such as office of responsibility, series status, dates of origin and establishment, and geographic areas of usage.