Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Butler County, Pennsylvania


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:20040130
Title:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other_Citation_Details:
pa019
Online_Linkage: http://SoilDataMart.nrcs.usda.gov/
Online_Linkage: ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/soils/
Description:
Abstract:
This data set 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 data set consists of georeferenced digital map data and
computerized attribute data. The map data are in a 7.5 minute
quadrangle format and include a detailed, field verified inventory
of soils and nonsoil 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.
Purpose:
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.
Supplemental_Information:
Digital versions of hydrography, cultural features, and other
associated layers that are not part of the SSURGO data set may be
available from the primary organization listed in the Point of
Contact.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:20010329
Ending_Date:20030530
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.165310
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.690050
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.173070
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.669130
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:soil survey
Theme_Keyword:soils
Theme_Keyword:Soil Survey Geographic
Theme_Keyword:SSURGO
Theme_Keyword:geoscientificInfomation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:Counties and County Equivalents of the States of the United States and the District of Columbia (FIPS Pub 6-3)
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:Counties and County Equivalents of the States of the United States and the District of Columbia (FIPS Pub 6-3)
Place_Keyword:Butler County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:USGS Topographic Map Names Data Base
Place_Keyword:Baden Quadrangle (s4008023)
Place_Keyword:Barkeyville Quadrangle (s4107949)
Place_Keyword:Butler Quadrangle (s4007909)
Place_Keyword:Chicora Quadrangle (s4007903)
Place_Keyword:Curtisville Quadrangle (s4007918)
Place_Keyword:East Butler Quadrangle (s4007902)
Place_Keyword:Eau Claire Quadrangle (s4107950)
Place_Keyword:Emlenton Quadrangle (s4107951)
Place_Keyword:Evans City Quadrangle (s4008016)
Place_Keyword:Freeport Quadrangle (s4007919)
Place_Keyword:Grove City Quadrangle (s4108056)
Place_Keyword:Harlansburg Quadrangle (s4108063)
Place_Keyword:Hilliards Quadrangle (s4107958)
Place_Keyword:Mars Quadrangle (s4008024)
Place_Keyword:Mount Chestnut Quadrangle (s4007901)
Place_Keyword:Parker Quadrangle (s4107959)
Place_Keyword:Portersville Quadrangle (s4008007)
Place_Keyword:Prospect Quadrangle (s4008008)
Place_Keyword:Saxonburg Quadrangle (s4007910)
Place_Keyword:Slippery Rock Quadrangle (s4108064)
Place_Keyword:Valencia Quadrangle (s4007917)
Place_Keyword:West Sunbury Quadrangle (s4107957)
Place_Keyword:Worthington Quadrangle (s4007911)
Place_Keyword:Zelienople Quadrangle (s4008015)
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation
Service, should be acknowledged as the data source in products
derived from these data.

This data set is not designed for use as a primary regulatory tool
in permitting or citing decisions, but may be used as a reference
source. This is public information and may be interpreted by
organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on
needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate
application. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to
reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any
authority for the decisions that they make. The Natural Resources
Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these maps
for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs.

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

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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Position:State Soil Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Address:
Pennsylvania State Office
Address:
One Credit Union Place, Suite 340
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17110-2993
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-237-2207
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:ed.white@pa.usda.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date:1989
Title:
Soil Survey of Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:atlas
Other_Citation_Details:
This soil survey contains information that can be applied in managing farms and wetlands; in selecting sites for roads, ponds, buildings, and other structures; and in judging the suitability of tracts of land for farming, industry, and recreation. This soil survey 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.
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
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 amendment(s).
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 soil survey
area and edge locations generally do not deviate from centerline to
centerline by more than 0.01 inch. None of the adjacent counties
are part of the National SSURGO Database.
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 or more components.

Soil scientists identify small areas of soils or miscellaneous
(nonsoil) areas that have properties and behavior significantly
different than the named soils in the surrounding map unit. These
minor components may be indicated as special features. If they
have a minimal effect on use and management, or could not be
precisely located, they may not be indicated on the map.

Specific National Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures
were used in the classification of soils, design and name of map
units, and location of special soil features. These standards are
outlined in Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993,
USDA, SCS; Agricultural Handbook 436, Soil Taxonomy, Soil Survey
Staff, 1975, USDA, SCS; and all Amendments; Keys to Soil Taxonomy,
Soil Survey Staff, (current issue); National Soil Survey
Handbook, title 430-VI, (current issue).

The actual composition and interpretive purity of the map unit
delineations were based on data collected by scientists during
the course of preparing the soil maps. Adherence to National
Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures is based on
peer review, quality control, and quality assurance. Quality
control is outlined in the memorandum of understanding for the
soil survey area and in documents that reside with the Natural
Resources Conservation Service state soil scientist. Four kinds
of map units are used in soil surveys: consociations, complexes,
associations, and undifferentiated groups.

Consociations - Consociations are named for the dominant soil. In
a consociation, delineated areas are dominated by a single soil
taxon and similar soils. At least one half of the pedons in each
delineation are of the same soil component so similar to the
named soil that major interpretations are not affected
significantly. The total amount of dissimilar inclusions of
other components in a map unit generally does not exceed about
15 percent if limiting and 25 percent if nonlimiting. A single
component of a dissimilar limiting inclusion generally does not
exceed 10 percent if very contrasting.

Complexes and associations - Complexes and associations are named
for two or more dissimilar components with the dominant component
listed first. They occur in a regularly repeating pattern. The major
components of a complex cannot be mapped separately at a scale of
about 1:24,000. The major components of an association can be
separated at a scale of about 1:24,000. In each delineation of
either a complex or an association, each major component is normally
present, though their proportions may vary appreciably from one
delineation to another. The total amount of inclusions in a map unit
that are dissimilar to any of the major components does not exceed
15 percent if limiting and 25 percent if nonlimiting. A single kind
of dissimilar limiting inclusion usually does not exceed 10 percent.

Undifferentiated groups - Undifferentiated groups consist of two
or more components that do not always occur together in the same
delineation, but are included in the same named map unit because
use and management are the same or similar for common uses. Every
delineation has at least one of the major components and some may
have all of them. The same principles regarding proportion of
inclusions apply to undifferentiated groups as to consociations.

Minimum documentation consists of three complete soil profile
descriptions that are collected for each soil added to the legend,
one additional per 3,000 acres mapped; three 10 observation
transects for each map unit, one additional 10 point transect per
3,000 acres.

A defined standard or level of confidence in the interpretive
purity of the map unit delineations is attained by adjusting the
kind and intensity of field investigations. Field investigations
and data collection are carried out in sufficient detail to name
map units and to identify accurately and consistently areas of
about 5 acres.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
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
soil boundaries and special soil features locations in the
field and their digitized map locations is unknown. The
locational accuracy of soil delineations on the ground varies
with the transition between map units.

For example, on long gently sloping landscapes the transition
occurs gradually over many feet. Where landscapes change
abruptly from steep to level, the transition will be very
narrow. Soil delineation boundaries and special soil features
generally were digitized within 0.01 inch of their locations on
the digitizing source. The digital map elements are edge matched
between data sets. The data along each quadrangle edge are
matched against the data for the adjacent quadrangle. 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:1989
Title:
Soil Survey of Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:atlas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Washington, D.C.
Publisher:U.S. Government Printing Office
Source_Scale_Denominator:15840
Type_of_Source_Media:paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1989
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Source_Contribution:
basic reference material about soils and landscapes
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:unpublished material
Title:
scribe coats used in the publication of the soil survey
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Source_Scale_Denominator:15840
Type_of_Source_Media:stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1989
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date of the soil survey
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS1
Source_Contribution:
scanning source
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:2000
Title:
National Map Unit Interpretation Records (MUIR) database for Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type_of_Source_Media:online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2000
Source_Currentness_Reference:
edit date in the ssarea table
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS2
Source_Contribution:
tabular soil property data linked to
spatial soil data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:2001
Title:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2001
Source_Currentness_Reference:
date of publication
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS3
Source_Contribution:
source for digital revision
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date:1994
Title:
multiple 7.5 minute digital orthophotograph quadrangles (DOQs)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:remotely sensed image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Reston, Virginia
Publisher:U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:digital image
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1994
Source_Currentness_Reference:
date of publication
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS1
Source_Contribution:
imagery used to adjust the soil boundaries
to the water bodies
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:unpublished material
Title:
multiple characterization and statistical data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2003
Source_Currentness_Reference:
download date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS4
Source_Contribution:
attribute information for soil map unit
delineations, special feature locations,
and data on soil properties
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:2002
Title:
National Soil Information System (NASIS) database for Butler County, Pennsylvania
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Information Technology Center
Type_of_Source_Media:online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2003
Source_Currentness_Reference:
export certification date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS5
Source_Contribution:
tabular soil property data linked to
spatial soil data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date:2004
Title:
National Soil Information System (NASIS) data base
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type_of_Source_Media:database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:2004
Ending_Date:2004
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Source_Contribution:
attribute (tabular) information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Classification and Correlation of the Soils for Butler County,
Pennsylvania was signed in 1984. The Soil Survey of Butler County,
Pennsylvania was published in 1989 on analog orthophotographs at a
scale of 1:15840. The Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) soil scientists determined that the 1/2 quadrangle
scribe coats used in the production of the soil survey were an
acceptable digitizing source. Pennsylvania received approval to
waive the SSURGO scale requirement from the director of the Soil
Survey Division. The scribe coat sheets were sent to Midwest
Graphics, Inc. and scanned at 300 dpi on a drum scanner.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1, NRCS1
Process_Date:2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The raster files of the scanned scribe coat sheets were imported
into the LT4X software. Four control points corresponding to the
four corners of the quadrangle were used for registration during
data collection. The soil data development, including raster editing,
map neatline development, vector conversion, labeling, edgematching
and vector editing were done by the soil scientists and cartographic
technicians at the Pennsylvania NRCS Map Compilation Center with the
LT4X software. The special features were manually digitized using
the ARC/INFO Version 7.2 software. The cleaned vector files from
LT4X were then transferred into ARC/INFO Version 7.2 for final
plotting, edit checks, and error analysis. A 10 percent check plot
review of the soils and the special features was done by the Major
Land Resources Area (MLRA) Office in Morgantown, West Virginia. The
soil scientists and cartographic technicians at the Pennsylvania
NRCS Map Compilation Center also did a 100 percent quality review of
the digitized product. The digital soils data were sent to the NRCS
Michigan Digitizing Unit (MIDU) in East Lansing, Michigan for SSURGO
Review and Certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS1
Process_Date:2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Digital Line Graph (DLG) files of the soils and special features
were imported into the ARC/INFO Version 7.2.1 software. The MIDU staff
checked the data with a set of ARC Macro Language (AML) programs
developed by the NRCS National Cartography and Geospatial Center
(NCGC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The data were edited. New DLG files
reflecting these changes were written with ARC/INFO Version 7.2.1 to
meet SSURGO standards. The Map Unit Interpretations Record (MUIR)
database was developed by NRCS soil scientists according to national
standards. Pennsylvania NRCS soil scientists supplied the SSURGO
download from the MUIR database. Upon successful completion of the
SSURGO Evaluation, the DLG files and the SSURGO download from the MUIR
database were processed with the ARC/INFO Distribution AML programs.
The certified data were electronically transferred to NCGC for
archival and distribution.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS2
Process_Date:2001
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The spatial data for Butler County, Pennsylvania has been revised by
the soil scientists and cartographic technicians at the Pennsylvania
NRCS Map Compilation and Digitizing Center at University Park,
Pennsylvania. The staff adjusted water bodies larger than one acre to
match the 1994 USGS quarter quadrangle digital orthophotographs using
heads up digitizing procedures. Polygon attributes were checked
versus the correlation legend. Statistics on map unit acreages were
generated and checked with the correlation legend and the tabular
data. Major and minor code pairs were assigned and checked versus the
correlation legend and tabular data order and the county was split out
on mathematical quadrangle boundaries. The data were written to DLG
Optional format from ARC/INFO Version 8.01 with the ARCDLG command.
The digitizing and quality control were performed by the soil
scientists and cartographic technicians at the Pennsylvania NRCS Map
Compilation and Digitizing Center. The digital soils data were sent
to the MIDU for review and re-certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS3, NRCS4
Process_Date:2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The MUIR attribute data have been replaced with attribute data from
the National Soil Information System (NASIS) database. The NASIS
database was developed by the NRCS soil scientists according to
national standards. The acreage totals for each map unit in NASIS are
based on the spatial data.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS5
Process_Date:2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The MIDU staff imported the DLG-3 Optional format files for the soils
and the special features using the ARC/INFO Version 7.2.1 software.
The quadrangle coverages were processed using the Revised October
1998 SSURGO Evaluation AML programs. These ARC/INFO programs
identified areas within the coverages that needed revision. The data
were edited. The Pennsylvania NRCS soil scientists supplied the
SSURGO downloads from NASIS. The minor codes in the soils coverages
were renamed to link the map units in the spatial data to the NASIS
database. New DLG files were written from the updated coverages
according to SSURGO standards. Upon successful completion of the
SSURGO Evaluation, the DLG files and the SSURGO download were
processed with the July 2002 Distribution AML programs provided by
NCGC. The re-certified data were electronically transferred to NCGC
for archival and distribution.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS5
Process_Date:2003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date:20040130
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial
data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date:20040130
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The tabular data were extracted from the data mart without change. The spatial data's coordinate system was transformed to UTM Zone 17, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date:20040925
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
E:\soils\metadata\soil_metadata_pa019.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Back to Top
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:53041
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution:0.000010
Longitude_Resolution:0.000010
Geographic_Coordinate_Units:Decimal degrees
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution:1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Back to Top
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: SDE.ADD1.ButlerCountySoils2004
Entity_Type_Definition:
Special Soil Features represent soil, nonsoil, or landform features that are too small to be digitized as soil delineations (area features).
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. Soil Survey Manual. Soil Surv. Staff, U.S. Dep. Agric. Handb. 18.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OBJECTID_1
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AREASYMBOL
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SPATIALVER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MUSYM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MUKEY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OBJECTID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE..Area()
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE..Length()
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Map Unit Delineations are closed polygons that may be dominated
by a single soil or nonsoil component plus allowable similar or
dissimilar soils, or they can be geographic mixtures of groups
of soils or soils and nonsoil areas.

The map unit symbol uniquely identifies each closed delineation
map unit. Each symbol is linked to a map unit name. The map unit
symbol is also the key for linking information in the National Soil
Information System tables. The map unit symbols are not carried
within the modified Digital Line Graph file; however, they are made
available in a companion attribute file. The attribute file links
the minor codes in the Digital Line Graph files to the map unit
symbols.

Map Unit Delineations are described by the National Soil
Information System database. This attribute database gives the
proportionate extent of the component soils and the properties for
each soil. The database contains both estimated and measured data
on the physical and chemical soil properties and soil
interpretations for engineering, water management, recreation,
agronomic, woodland, range, and wildlife uses of the soil.

The National Soil Information System database contains static
metadata. It documents the data structure and includes such
information as what tables, columns, indexes, and relationships
are defined as well as a variety of attributes of each of these
database objects.  Attributes include table and column
descriptions and detailed domain information.

The National Soil Information System database also contains a
distribution metadata. It records the criteria used for selecting
map units and components for inclusion in the set of distributed
data.

Special features are described in the feature table.  It includes a
feature label, feature name, and feature description for each
special and ad hoc feature in the survey area.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1999. 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. (current issue). Keys to Soil
Taxonomy.  Soil Surv. Staff, Soil Conserv. Serv.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (current issue). National Soil
Survey Handbook, title 430-VI. Soil Surv. Staff, Natural Resources
Conservation Service.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. Soil Survey Manual.
Soil Surv. Staff, U.S. Dep. Agric. Handb. 18.
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 6567
City:Fort Worth
State_or_Province:Texas
Postal_Code:76115
Contact_Voice_Telephone:800 672 5559
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:817 509 3469
Resource_Description:Butler County, Pennsylvania SSURGO
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer
system at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, no warranty expressed
or implied is made by the Agency regarding the utility of the data
on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute
any such warranty. The U.S.  Department of Agriculture will warrant
the delivery of this product in computer readable format, and will
offer appropriate adjustment of credit when the product is determined
unreadable by correctly adjusted computer input peripherals, or
when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition. Request
for adjustment of credit must be made within 90 days from the date
of this shipment from the ordering site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor any of its agencies are
liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of
viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of
these data sets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all
prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ArcView shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
spatial
File_Decompression_Technique:WinZip or equivalent
Transfer_Size:45.5
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:http://SoilDataMart.nrcs.usda.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Select desired survey area at above Internet Web site. An email address is required for receipt of instructions on retrieval via anonymous FTP. Anticipate a delay between submission of request at Web site and receipt of email message.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ARC/INFO coverage
Format_Information_Content:
spatial
File_Decompression_Technique:WinZip or equivalent
Transfer_Size:45.5
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:http://SoilDataMart.nrcs.usda.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Select desired survey area at above Internet Web site. An email address is required for receipt of instructions on retrieval via anonymous FTP. Anticipate a delay between submission of request at Web site and receipt of email message.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ARC/INFO interchange file
Format_Information_Content:
spatial
File_Decompression_Technique:WinZip or equivalent
Transfer_Size:45.5
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:http://SoilDataMart.nrcs.usda.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Select desired survey area at above Internet Web site. An email address is required for receipt of instructions on retrieval via anonymous FTP. Anticipate a delay between submission of request at Web site and receipt of email message.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ASCII
Format_Information_Content:
keys and attributes
File_Decompression_Technique:WinZip or equivalent
Transfer_Size:11.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:http://SoilDataMart.nrcs.usda.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Select desired survey area at above Internet Web site. An email address is required for receipt of instructions on retrieval via anonymous FTP. Anticipate a delay between submission of request at Web site and receipt of email message.
Fees:There is currently no direct charge for requesting data or for retrieval via FTP.
Ordering_Instructions:
Visit the above mentioned Internet Web Site, select state or 
territory, then select individual soil survey area of interest. 
Spatial line data and locations of special feature symbols are in 
ESRI ArcGIS (ArcView,ArcInfo) shapefile, coverage and interchange 
(i.e., export) formats. The National Soil Information System 
attribute soil data are available in variable length, pipe 
delimited, ASCII file format.
Turnaround:Typically within four hours
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20060124
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person:REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position:State Soil Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Address:
Pennsylvania State Office
Address:
One Credit Union Place, Suite 340
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17110-2993
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-237-2207
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:ed.white@pa.usda.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
Back to Top