State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) Database for the Susquehanna River Basin


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:SRBC
Publication_Date:20060424
Title:
State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) Database for the Susquehanna River Basin
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:SRBC
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset is a digital general soil association
map for the Susquehanna River Basin (2006 boundary) developed by the 
National Cooperative Soil Survey.  It
consists of a broad based inventory of soils and nonsoil areas
that occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that
can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped.  The soil
maps for STATSGO are compiled by generalizing more detailed
soil survey maps.  Where more detailed soil survey maps are
not available, data on geology, topography, vegetation, and
climate are assembled, together with Land Remote Sensing
Satellite (LANDSAT) images.  Soils of like areas are studied,
and the probable classification and extent of the soils are
determined.

Map unit composition for a STATSGO map is determined by
transecting or sampling areas on the more detailed maps and
expanding the data statistically to characterize the whole map
unit.

This data set consists of georeferenced digital map data and
computerized attribute data.  The map data are collected in 1-
by 2-degree topographic quadrangle units and merged and
distributed as statewide coverages.  The soil map units are
linked to attributes in the Map Unit Interpretations Record
relational data base which gives the proportionate extent of
the component soils and their properties.
Purpose:
Dataset developed to fit the needs of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and is intended for educational display purposes only.
Supplemental_Information:
Largest scale to be used when displaying the data- 1:100,000
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1994
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.982832
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.561829
North_Bounding_Coordinate:43.000893
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.524844
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO Metadata Standard 19115.3
Theme_Keyword:soils
Theme_Keyword:General Soils Map
Theme_Keyword:State Soil Geographic
Theme_Keyword:STATSGO
Theme_Keyword:geoscientificinformation
Place:
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword:Susquehanna River Basin
Place_Keyword:Maryland
Place_Keyword:New York
Access_Constraints:No access constraints, dataset is available for public use.
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil
Conservation Service should be acknowledged as the data
source in products derived from these data.

STATSGO was designed primarily for regional, multicounty,
river basin, State, and multistate resource planning,
management, and monitoring.  STATSGO data are not detailed
enough to make interpretations at a county level.  This soil
survey product is not designed for use as a primary
regulatory tool in permitting or citing decisions, but may be
used as a reference source.  The use of these data is not
restricted and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies,
units of government, or others; however, they are responsible
for its appropriate application.  Federal, State, or local
regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Soil
Conservation Service any authority for the decisions that
they make.  The Soil Conservation Service will not perform
any evaluations of these maps for purposes related solely to
state or local regulatory programs.

When STATSGO data are overlayed with other data layers, such
as land use data, caution must be used in generating
statistics on the co-occurence of the land use data with the
soil data.  The composition of the STATSGO map unit can be
characterized independently for the land use and for the soil
component, but there are no data on their joint occurrence at
a more detailed level.  Analysis of the overlayed data should
be on a map polygon basis.

Additional political, watershed, or other boundaries may be
intersected with the soil data.  Although the composition of
each political and watershed unit may be described in terms
of the STATSGO map units, information is not available to
assign the components to the boundary units with full
accuracy.  As with the land use categories, the analysis
should be restricted to the classified components.

The approximate minimum area delineated is 625 hectares
(1,544 acres), which is represented on a 1:250,000-scale map
by an area approximately 1 cm by 1 cm (0.4 inch by 0.4 inch).
Linear delineations are not less than 0.5 cm (0.2 inch) in
width.  The number of delineations per 1:250,000 quadrangle
typically is 100 to 200, but may range up to 400.
Delineations depict the dominant soils making up the
landscape.  Other dissimilar soils, too small to be
delineated, are present within a delineation.

Digital enlargements of these maps to scales greater than at
which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation
of the data.  If enlarged, maps do not show the small areas
of contrasting soils that could have been shown at a larger
scale.  The depicted soil boundaries, interpretations, and
analysis derived from them do not eliminate the need for
onsite sampling, testing, and detailed study of specific
sites for intensive uses.  Thus, these data and their
interpretations are intended for planning purposes only.

Attribute data for some data elements may be incomplete or
missing.  Where data are unavailable, a mask should be used
to exclude the area from analysis.

Digital data files are periodically updated.  Files are
dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest
version of the data.

SRBC Use Constraints- For educational/demonstration purposes only.  The Originator, Publisher, and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided "as is" and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance.
These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit.  Reproduction or redistribution of this digital dataset without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden.  The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data.  Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology and GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:17102-2391
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0423
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
Hours_of_Service:M - F, 8 AM to 4 PM
Data_Set_Credit:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil
Conservation Service
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute Accuracy Report: Attribute accuracy is tested by
manual comparison of the source with hard copy plots and/or
symbolized display of the map data on an interactive computer
graphic system.  Selected  attributes that cannot be visually
verified on plots or on screen are interactively queried and
verified on screen.  In addition, the attributes are tested
against a master set of valid attributes.  All attribute data
conform to the attribute codes in the signed classification
and correlation document and amendments and are current as of
the date of digitizing.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Certain node/geometry and
topology (GT)-polygon/chain relationships are collected or
generated to satisfy topological requirements.  (The
GT-polygon corresponds to the soil delineation).  Some of
these requirements include:  chains must begin and end at
nodes, chains must connect to each other at nodes, chains do
not extend through nodes, left and right GT-polygons are
defined for each chain element and are consistent throughout,
and the chains representing the limits of the file (neatline)
are free of gaps.  The tests of logical consistency are
performed using vendor software.  The neatline is generated by
connecting the explicitly entered four corners of the digital
file.  All data outside the enclosed region are ignored and
all data crossing these geographically straight lines are
clipped at the neatline.  Data within a specified tolerance of
the neatline are snapped to the neatline.  Neatline
straightening aligns the digitized edges of the digital data
with the generated neatline (i.e., with the longitude/latitude
lines in geographic coordinates).  All internal polygons are
tested for closure with vendor software and are checked on
hard copy plots.  All data are checked for common soil lines
(i.e., adjacent polygons with the same label).  Quadrangles
are edge matched within the state, merged into a statewide
data sets, and then edge matched to adjacent state data sets.
Edge locations do not deviate from centerline to centerline by
more than 0.01 inches.
Completeness_Report:
A map unit is a collection of areas
defined and named the same in terms of their soil and/or
nonsoil areas.  Each map unit differs in some respect from
all others in a survey area and is uniquely identified.  Each
individual area is a delineation.  Each map unit consists of
one to 21 components.

In those few areas where detailed maps did not exist,
reconnaissance soil surveys were combined with data on
geology, topography, vegetation, climate, and remote sensing
images to delineate map units and estimate the percentages of
components.  The STATSGO map unit components are soil series
phases, and their percent composition represents the estimated
areal proportion of each within STATSGO map unit.  The
composition for a map unit is generalized to represent the
statewide extent of that map unit and not the extent of any
single map unit delineation.  These specifications provide a
nationally consistent representation of STATSGO attribute
data.

The actual composition and interpretive purity of the map unit
delineations were based on statistical analysis of transect
data.  The composition was largely determined by measuring
transects on detailed soil survey maps.  The number of
transects used was proportional to the relative size, number,
and complexity of the delineations.  The combined data on the
length of the map units crossed by the transects were used to
determine the percentages of the different soil and nonsoil
areas in each map unit.

Specific limits were established on the classification of
soils and the design and name of map units.  These limits are
outlined in U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1975. Soil
Taxonomy  A basic system of soil classification for making and
interpreting soil surveys. Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S. Dep.
Agric. Handb. 436.; U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1992. Keys
to Soil Taxonomy. SMSS Technical Monograph No. 19. Soil Surv.
Staff, Soil Conserv. Serv.; U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1993. National Soil Survey Handbook, title 430-VI. Soil Surv.
Staff, Soil Conserv. Serv.; and U.S. Department of
Agriculture. 1993. Soil Survey Manual. Soil Surv. Staff, U.S.
Dep. Agric. Handbook 18.

Adherence to National Cooperative Soil Survey standards
and procedures is based on peer review, quality control, and
quality assurance.  Quality control is outlined in documents
that reside with the Soil Conservation Service state soil
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The accuracy of
these digital data is based upon their compilation to base
maps that meet National Map Accuracy Standards.  The
difference in positional accuracy between the map unit
boundaries in the field and their digitized map locations
is unknown.  The locational acuracy of soil delineations on
the ground varies with the transition between map units.
For example, in areas where changes in soils, climate,
topography, and geology occur subtly across a portion of a
state, the transition between soil map unit boundaries will
be gradual.  Where these features change abruptly, such as
from an area of foothills to a lake plain, the transition
will be very narrow.  Soil delineation boundaries were
digitized within 0.01 inches of their locations on the
digitizing source.  The digital map elements are edge
matched between data sets.  The data along each state
boundary are matched against the data for the adjacent
state.  Edge locations generally do not deviate from
centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inch.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date:publication date
Title:
multiple soil survey publications
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Washington, D.C.
Publisher:U.S. Government Printing Office
Type_of_Source_Media:paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Source_Contribution:
base information for development of
map unit delineations and transect data for naming
map units
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Title:
multiple reconnaissance, county, and State general soild maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Washington, D.C.
Publisher:U.S. Government Printing Office
Type_of_Source_Media:paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS2
Source_Contribution:
reference information for
development of map unit delineations and transect
data for naming map units where detailed surveys did
not exist
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Geological Survey
Title:
multiple maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Reston, Virginia
Publisher:U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator:250000
Type_of_Source_Media:stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS1
Source_Contribution:
base materials for compilation of
map unit delineation linework
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Title:
multiple compiled mylar overlays of map unit delineations, unpublished
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:annotated overlay
Type_of_Source_Media:stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference:
unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS3
Source_Contribution:
digitizing source
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date:1994
Title:
State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) Database
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Other_Citation_Details:
State Soil Scientist: 717 782 3889 Suite 340, One Credit Union Place Harrisburg, PA 17110
Source_Scale_Denominator:100000
Type_of_Source_Media:shapefile
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1994
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
soilsfinal_repro3.shp
Source_Contribution:
NY, PA, and MD statewide soil coverage used to clip to the Basin.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Process Description: Map unit composition was determined by
transecting or sampling areas on the more detailed soil
maps and expanding the data statistically to characterize
the whole map unit.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Process_Date:1994
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Process Description: Soil map unit lines and symbols were
drafted in red pencil on a mylar overlay that was punch
registered to fit the mylar USGS 1:250,000-scale
topographic quadrangle.  A detailed and complete edit was
performed on all overlays before digitizing.  The soil
delineation overlays were raster scanned at a scanning
resolution of at least 0.01 inches and converted to a
vector format or were manually digitized on a digitizing
tablet with a resolution of at least 0.001 inches.  Four
control points corresponding to the four corners of the
quadrangles were used for registration during data
collection.  The control points were either explicitly
entered or developed by the software.  The data sets were
edge matched and merged into statewide coverages.  A
detailed and complete edit was performed on all digital
data.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS1, SCS3
Process_Date:1994
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Copy select STATSGO database files and rename under working directory.
1.	Copy Maryland database STATSGO files Comp.dbf and Taxclass.dbf from L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/md/Md/Spatial to L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work.
2.	Rename to MD_comp.dbf and MD_Taxclass.dbf in work directory.
3.	Copy Pennsylvania database STATSGO files Comp.dbf and Taxclass.dbf from L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/pa/Pa/Spatial to L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work.
4.	Rename to PA_comp.dbf and PA_Taxclass.dbf in work directory.
5.	Copy New York database STATSGO files Comp.dbf and Taxclass.dbf from L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/ny/Ny/Spatial to L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work.
6.	Rename to NY_comp.dbf and NY_Taxclass.dbf in work directory.
Process_Date:20010613
Process_Time:1830
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edwards
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Revision of STATE Comp.dbf files

1.	Load MD_comp.dbf file into MS-Excel.
2.	Sort database on attribute seqnum and delete rows where seqnum was greater than or equal to 2.
3.	Save file as MD_comprev.dbf
4.	Load PA_comp.dbf file into MS-Excel.
5.	Sort database on attribute seqnum and delete rows where seqnum was greater than or equal to 2.
6.	Save file as PA_comprev.dbf
7.	Load NY_comp.dbf file into MS-Excel.
8.	Sort database on attribute seqnum and delete rows where seqnum was greater than or equal to 2.
9.	Save file as NY_comprev.dbf
Process_Date:20010613
Process_Time:1850
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edwards
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:redwards@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Create State STATSGO ArcView 3.2 Shape files from ArcInfo coverage files with attributes State Comprev.dbf tables.

1.	Open ArcView 3.2 and add ArcInfo Statsgo themes for MD, PA, and NY in the spatial directory of the respective state, e.g.,  L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/ny/Ny/Spatial in the case of New York.
2.	Completed Table Join function in Arcview with respective theme:
a.	Attributes of MD spatial table to MD_Comprev.dbf on common attribute MuID.
b.	Attributes of PA spatial table to PA_Comprev.dbf on common attribute MuID.
c.	Attributes of NY spatial table to NY_Comprev.dbf on common attribute MuID.
3. Convert to shapefile each joined table theme and save shapefiles as mdcomp.shp, pacomp.shp, and nycomp.shp in path L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work
Process_Date:20010613
Process_Time:1940
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edwards
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:redwards@srbc.net
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:redwards@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Create State STATSGO ArcView 3.2 Shape files containing the state comprev.dbf attributes with state taxclass.dbf attributes.

1.	Open ArcView 3.2 and add shapefiles mdcomp.shp, pacomp.shp, and nycomp.shp from path L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work
2.	Add table to project for respective state taxclass.dbf: MD_taxclass.dbf, PA_taxclass.dbf, and NY_taxclass.dbf.
3.	Completed Table Join function in Arcview with respective theme:
a.	Attributes of mdcomp.shp spatial table to MD_taxclass.dbf on common attribute Clascode.
b.	Attributes of pacomp.shp spatial table to PA_taxclass.dbf on common attribute Clascode.
c.	Attributes of nycomp.shp spatial table to NY_taxclass.dbf on common attribute Clascode.
4. Convert to shapefile each joined table theme and save shapefiles as mdcomptax.shp, pacomptax.shp, and nycomptax.shp in path L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work
Process_Date:20010613
Process_Time:2015
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edward
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:redwards@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Merge state themes

1.	Open ArcView 3.2 and add shapefiles mdcomptax.shp, pacomptax.shp, and nycompytax.shp from path L:/srbcgis/data/new/soils/work to a view.
2.	Use the Xtools-Merge themes option to create one shape file named midatlsoils.shp
3.	Open table attributes of midatlsoils.shp and edit table properties to turn off selected attributes.
4.	Convert the midatlsoils.shp to soilsfinal.shp
Process_Date:20010613
Process_Time:2035
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edwards
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:redwards@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Correct for anomalies

Based on Bob Edwards' findings:
1.	Polygon with attributes of Area = 0.004245, Perimeter = 0.311092, Muid = PA087, Segnum = 1, Compname  = Mt. Airy, and Compkind = S was updated to reflect the Clascode, Class, Order, Suborder, Grtgroup, Subgroup values from the polygon with attributes of Area = 0.000630, Perimeter = 0.170455, Muid = MD032, Segnum = 1, Compname = Baile, Compkind = S.
2.	Polygon with attributes of Area = 0.000009, Perimaeter = 0.017646, Muid = Md032, Segnum = 1, Compname = Baile, Compkind = S was updated to reflect the Clascode, Class, Order, Suborder, Grtgroup, Subgroup values from the polygon with attributes of Area = 0.043993, Perimeter = 1.743269, Mudid = PA097, Segnum = 1, Compname = Mt. Airy, and Compkind = S.
Process_Date:20010617
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Robert Edwards
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:redwards@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Reprojection

1.	Preprojected soilsfinal.shp to Geographic or unprojected and renamed it to soilsfinal_repro2.shp.
2.	Converted soilsfinal_repro2.shp from NAD27 to NAD83 using TransNAD.  Renamed to copy of soilsfinal_repro2.shp.
3.	Clipped copy of soilsfinal_repro2.shp to the hy_wshed_Susquehanna.shp shapefile created by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.  Renamed shapefile to soilsfinal_clip2.shp.
Process_Date:20010614
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Converted shapefile to a coverage in ArcToolbox 8.1.  Assigned Geographic, NAD83 projection.
Process_Date:20021112
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:Pa.
Postal_Code:17055
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:dgavin@srbcnet
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Due to changes in the Susquehanna River Basin boundary, this file had to be re-clipped to the 2006 version of the basin boundary.  The shapefile "Copy of soilsfinal_repro2" was found on disk 418 of the SRBC library.  This file was mentioned in process step 9.  This shapefile was reprojected to SRBC projection (NAD83 Albers Equal Area Conic) and called soilsfinal_repro3.shp.  It was brought into ArcMap and verified as the base layer for the original SRBC stratsgo.shp soils dataset.  Soilsfinal_repro3.shp was then clipped to the 2006 version of the Basin boundary.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
soilsfinal_repro3.shp
Process_Date:20060424
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
statsgo.shp
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset moved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
L:\srbcgis\Projects\Basin_Update\Completed_Datasets\statsgo_New
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
L:\srbcgis\data\soils\statsgo
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:1017
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:1150
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:1154
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:4
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name:Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Albers Conical Equal Area
Standard_Parallel:40.000000
Standard_Parallel:43.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-77.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:39.000000
False_Easting:0.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution:0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:statsgo_New
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Code for the taxonomic SUBORDER category of the record.  AAQ 	Aqualfs; ABO Boralfs; AUD 	Udalfs; EAQ 	Aquents; EOR Orthents; EPS Psamments; HHE Hemists; HSA Saprists; IAQ Aquepts; IOC Ochrepts; MAQ Aquolls; SAQ 	Aquods; SOR 	Orthods; UAQ Aquults; UUD Udults
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GRTGROUP
Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Code for the taxonomic GREAT GROUP category.  AAQFR Fragiaqualfs; AAQOC Ochraqualfs; ABOGL Glossoboralfs; AUDFR Fragiudalfs; AUDHA Hapludalfs; EAQFL Fluvaquents; EAQHA Haplaquents; EAQSU Sulfaquents; EORUD Udorthents; EPSQU Quartzipsamments; EPSUD Udipsamments; HHESI Sulfihemists; HAS	Saprists; HSABO Borosaprists; HSAME Medisaprists; IAQFR Fragiaquepts; IAQHP Haplaquepts; IOCDY Dystrochrepts; IOCEU Eutrochrepts; IOCFR Fragiochrepts; MAQHA Haplaquolls; SAQHA Haplaquods; SORCR Cryorthods; SORFR Fragiorthods; SORHA Haplorthods; UAQOC Ochraquults; UAQUM Umbraquults; UUDFR Fragiudults; UUDHA Hapludults; UUDKH anhapludults; UUDPA Paleudults
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Feature geometry.
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Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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Area in square meters
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Perimeter in meters
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SRBC
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Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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USDA-assigned feature code
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USDA
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STATSGO map unit id
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
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USDA-assigned feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sequential number
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:characte
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The name of the component of the map unit.
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SUBGROUP
Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Code for the taxonomic SUBGROUP category of the record.  AA typic; AE aeric; AL10 alfic; AQ06 aquic; AQ18 aquic dystric; DY02 dystric; DY04 dystric fluventic; EN entic; EU eutric; FL02 fluvaquentic; FL06 fluventic; GL02 glossaquic; GL16 glossoboric; HE hemic; HU humic; LI02 lithic; MO mollic; OC ochreptic; PS02 psammentic; RU02 ruptic-alfic; TE terric; UD03 udollic; UL ultic
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
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Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
USDA-assigned feature code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
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Code for the taxonomic classification for the soil.  Definition of codes are in the taxclass table.
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
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USDA-assigned feature name
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USDA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:character
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The taxonomic classification (name) of the soil.
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values:1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ORDER_
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Area in square miles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Attributes:

MUID

SEQNUM

COMPNAME

COMPKIND

G	Taxon above family
M	Miscellaneous area
S	Series

CLASCODE

CLASS

ORDER
A	Alfisols
E	Entisols
H	Histosols
I	Inceptisols
M	Mollisols
S	Spodosols
U	Ultisols

SUBORDER

AAQ 	Aqualfs
ABO 	Boralfs
AUD 	Udalfs
EAQ 	Aquents
EOR 	Orthents
EPS 	Psamments
HHE 	Hemists
HSA 	Saprists
IAQ 	Aquepts
IOC 	Ochrepts
MAQ 	Aquolls
SAQ 	Aquods
SOR 	Orthods
UAQ 	Aquults
UUD 	Udults

GRTGROUP

AAQFR Fragiaqualfs
AAQOC Ochraqualfs
ABOGL Glossoboralfs
AUDFR Fragiudalfs
AUDHA Hapludalfs
EAQFL Fluvaquents
EAQHA Haplaquents
EAQSU Sulfaquents
EORUD Udorthents
EPSQU Quartzipsamments
EPSUD Udipsamments
HHESI Sulfihemists
HAS	Saprists
HSABO Borosaprists
HSAME Medisaprists
IAQFR Fragiaquepts
IAQHP Haplaquepts
IOCDY Dystrochrepts
IOCEU Eutrochrepts
IOCFR Fragiochrepts
MAQHA Haplaquolls
SAQHA Haplaquods
SORCR Cryorthods
SORFR Fragiorthods
SORHA Haplorthods
UAQOC Ochraquults
UAQUM Umbraquults
UUDFR Fragiudults
UUDHA Hapludults
UUDKH Kanhapludults
UUDPA Paleudults

SUBGROUP

AA typic
AE aeric
AL10 alfic
AQ06 aquic
AQ18 aquic dystric
DY02 dystric
DY04 dystric fluventic
EN entic
EU eutric
FL02 fluvaquentic
FL06 fluventic
GL02 glossaquic
GL16 glossoboric
HE hemic
HU humic
LI02 lithic
MO mollic
OC ochreptic
PS02 psammentic
RU02 ruptic-alfic
TE terric
UD03 udollic
UL ultic

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation  U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1995. State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) Data Base Data Use Information. National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Sevice, Miscellaneous Publication Number 1492. http://www.ftw.nrcs.usda.gov/pdf/statsgo_db.pdf
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1975. Soil Taxonomy: A basic
system of soil classification for making and interpreting
soil surveys. Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S. Dep. Agric. Handb. 436.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1992. Keys to Soil Taxonomy.
SMSS Technical Monograph No. 19. Soil Surv. Staff, Soil
Conserv. Serv.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. National Soil Survey
Handbook, title 430-VI. Soil Surv. Staff, Soil Conserv. Serv.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. Soil Survey Manual.
Soil Surv. Staff, U.S. Dep. Agric. Handbook 18.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. National Soil Survey
Handbook, title 430-VI. Soil Surv. Staff, Soil Conserv. Serv.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1994. State Soil Geographic
(STATSGO) Data Base: Data use information. Soil Conserv. Serv.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. State Soil Survey Database
Data Dictionary. Soil Conserv. Serv.
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