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Geospatial Data Gateway

    The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the one stop source for environmental and natural resource data, available anytime, from anywhere. It allows a user to choose an area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then download or have it shipped on media. The map layers include data on: Public Land Survey System (PLSS), Census data, demographic statistics, precipitation, temperature, disaster events, conservation easements, elevation, geographic names, geology, government units, hydrography, hydrologic units, land use and land cover, map indexes, ortho imagery, soils, topographic images, and streets and roads.

    APLE : Annual Phosphorus Loss Estimator Tool

      APLE is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet model that runs on an annual time-step and estimates field-scale, sediment bound and dissolved P loss (kg ha−1) in surface runoff for agricultural field. APLE is intended to quantify P loss through process-based equations. It has been tested for its ability to reliably predict P loss in runoff for systems with machine-applied manure and for soil P cycling using data from a wide variety of agricultural fields and regions.

      Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Version 2 (RUSLE2)

        RUSLE2 is a program used to evaluate potential erosion rates at specific sites as well as guide conservation and erosion control planning. It also provides economic information about fuel use and costs for specific crop management systems. The RUSLE2 site also supplies data files from their site that work together in these categories: Crop Management Zone, Climate, and Soil. RUSLE2 uses factors based on climate, soil erodibility, topography, cover management and support practices to compute soil erosion. Conservation planning concepts must be understood and implemented into the RUSLE2 program in order for this program to be used effectively.

        Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO)

          The SSURGO database contains information about soil as collected by the National Cooperative Soil Survey over the course of a century. The information can be displayed in tables or as maps and is available for most areas in the United States and the Territories, Commonwealths, and Island Nations served by the USDA-NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service). SSURGO datasets consist of map data, tabular data, and information about how the maps and tables were created. The extent of a SSURGO dataset is a soil survey area, which may consist of a single county, multiple counties, or parts of multiple counties. SSURGO map data can be viewed in the Web Soil Survey or downloaded in ESRI® Shapefile format. The coordinate systems are Geographic. Attribute data can be downloaded in text format that can be imported into a Microsoft® Access® database.

          Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Tools

            Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) datasets are stored in the harmonized AgMIP Crop Experiment (ACE) format. Translation tools available for download at [http://tools.agmip.org/](http://tools.agmip.org/) allow re-formatting of the data to model-specific formats for various crop simulation models.

            Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)

              Site-based crop modeling data from field experiments, farm surveys, and yield trials. These data are in AgMIP harmonized format, ready for translation to multiple crop model formats using the data translation tools at [http://tools.agmip.org/](http://tools.agmip.org/). Details on AgMIP can be found at [http://www.agmip.org/](http://www.agmip.org/).

              Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) Toolbox

                The Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) Toolbox software includes tools to process the LiDAR-based digital elevation models for hydrologic analysis, which then allows a series of prioritization, riparian classification, and conservation-practice placement tools to be used. These toolsets identify agricultural fields most prone to deliver runoff directly to streams, map and classify riparian zones to inform whole-watershed riparian corridor management, and estimate the extent of tile drainage in the watershed. The software maps out suites of locations appropriate to install each of several types of conservation practices. These practice-placement opportunities are mapped for practices including controlled drainage, grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins, and nutrient removal wetlands. Rather than making any recommendations, ACPF provides an inventory of watershed assessment data and conservation placement opportunities across a watershed, in order to inform local watershed planning.