soil

Coordinate system: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Florida North FIPS 0903 Feet

Theme keywords: soils, SSURGO, soil survey, Soil Survey Geographic

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 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.

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
soil


Publication date: 20140926
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:
fl073


Online linkage: http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov


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 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.

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: 20050926
Ending date: 20140926

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
West bounding coordinate: -84.715
East bounding coordinate: -83.977
North bounding coordinate: 30.685
South bounding coordinate: 30.274

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: soils, SSURGO, soil survey, Soil Survey Geographic
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: Cody Quadrangle, Lake Jackson Quadrangle, Leon County, Midway Quadrangle, Lake Munson Quadrangle, Lake Miccosukee Quadrangle, Lake Talquin SE Quadrangle, Miccosukee NE Quadrangle, Miccosukee Quadrangle, Havana South Quadrangle, Lloyd Quadrangle, Florida, Hilliardville Quadrangle, Woodville Quadrangle, Beachton Quadrangle, Lafayette Quadrangle, Tallahassee Quadrangle, Bradfordville Quadrangle, Lake Talquin Quadrangle, Ward Quadrangle, Calvary Quadrangle, Bloxham Quadrangle
Place keyword thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

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.

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:
PO Box 141510
Address:
USDA-NRCS
Address:
2614 NW 43rd Street
Address:
Florida State Office - Soils
City: Gainesville
State or province: FL
Postal code: 32614-1510

Contact voice telephone: 352.338.9535
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: 800.877.8339
Contact facsimile telephone: 352.338.9578


Contact electronic mail address: tom.weber@fl.usda.gov


Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3552


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
The 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 are free of gaps. The tests of logical consistency are performed using vendor software. 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). Edge locations generally do not deviate from centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inch. Feature edges in this soil survey are not matched to those in Brooks and Thomas Counties, Georgia, Grady County, Georgia, Jefferson County, Florida, and Wakulla County, Florida, soil surveys. Feature labels do not match.

Completeness report:
A map unit is a collection of areas defined and named in terms of their soil components or miscellaneous areas or both. Each map unit differs in some respect from all others in a survey area and each map unit has a symbol that uniquely identifies the map unit on a soil map. Each individual area, point, or line so identified on the map is a delineation. Soil Scientists identify small areas of soils or miscellaneous 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. A map unit has specified kinds of soils or miscellaneous areas (map unit components), each with a designated range in proportionate extent. Map units include one or more kinds of soil or miscellaneous area. Miscellaneous areas are areas that have little or no recognizable soil. 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, NRCS; Agricultural Handbook 436, Soil Taxonomy, 1995, USDA, NRCS; and all Amendments; Keys to Soil Taxonomy, (current issue) USDA, NRCS; National Soil Survey Handbook, title 430-VI,(current issue) USDA, NRCS. 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 use a single name from the dominant component in the map unit. Dissimilar components are minor in extent. The soil component in a consociation may be identified at any taxonomic level. Soil series is the lowest taxonomic level. A consociation that is named as a miscellaneous area is dominantly that kind of area and minor components do not significantly affect the use of the map unit. 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 consist of two or more dissimilar components that occur in a regularly repeating pattern. The total amount of other dissimilar components is minor extent. The following arbitrary rule determines whether complex or association is used in the name. The major components of an association can be separated at the scale of mapping. In either case, because the major components are sufficiently different in morphology or behavior, the map unit cannot be called a consociation. In each delineation of 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 are not consistently associated geographically and, therefore, do not always occur together in the same map delineation. These components are included in the same named map unit because their use and management are the same or very similar for common uses. Generally they are grouped together because some common feature, such as steepness, stoniness, or flooding, determines their use and management. If two or more additional map units would serve no useful purpose, they may be included in the same unit. Each delineation has at least one of the major components, and some may have all of them. The same principles regarding the proportion of minor components that apply to consociations also apply to undifferentiated groups. The same principles regarding proportion of inclusion 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 3 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 at a scale of 1 inch equals 1,000 feet. 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:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
ARC/INFO export file


Publication date: unpublished material
Geospatial data presentation form: digital data


Source scale denominator: 24000
Type of source media: onLine
Source citation abbreviation:
NRCS3
Source contribution:
SSURGO evaluation source

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20040101

Source currentness reference:
date submitted for SSURGO review

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
annotated overlays


Publication date: unpublished material
Geospatial data presentation form: map


Source scale denominator: 24000
Type of source media: hardcopyDiazo
Source citation abbreviation:
NRCS1
Source contribution:
source material for scanning

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20040101

Source currentness reference:
2004

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
region 7 soils geodatabase


Publication date: unpublished material
Geospatial data presentation form: file geodatabase


Type of source media: None
Source citation abbreviation:
NRCS4
Source contribution:
Source of digital revision

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 20060101
Ending date: 20120101

Source currentness reference:
SSURGO publication date

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
National Soil Information System (NASIS) data base


Publication date: 20050101
Geospatial data presentation form: tabular digital data


Publication information:
Publication place: Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Type of source media: None
Source citation abbreviation:
NASIS
Source contribution:
attribute (tabular) information

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 20050101
Ending date: 20050101

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey


Title:
multiple 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles


Publication date: 19890101
Geospatial data presentation form: map


Publication information:
Publication place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey

Source scale denominator: 24000
Type of source media: hardcopyDiazo
Source citation abbreviation:
USGS1
Source contribution:
compilation base

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 19480101
Ending date: 19890101

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Title:
multiple digital orthophotographs


Publication date: 19990101
Geospatial data presentation form: remote sensing image


Publication information:
Publication place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey

Source scale denominator: 24000
Type of source media: hardcopyDiazo
Source citation abbreviation:
NRCS2
Source contribution:
reference material for on screen editing

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 19990101

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service


Title:
Soil Survey of Leon County, Florida


Publication date: 19810101
Geospatial data presentation form: atlas


Publication information:
Publication place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

Source scale denominator: 20000
Type of source media: hardcopyPaper
Source citation abbreviation:
SCS1
Source contribution:
source of soil map unit delineations, soil symbols, and special soil features

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20050101

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Process step:
Process description:
Leon County, Florida, had a previously published soil survey, 1981, at a scale of 1:20000. A detailed evaluation of the soil survey determined that the soil map unit delineations and components needed updating. Amendments to the correlation document reflecting the changes are on file at the NRCS Florida State Office.

Process date: 20040101


Source used citation abbreviation:
SCS1


Process step:
Process description:
The National Soil Information System data base was developed by Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientists according to national standards.

Process date: 20050101


Source used citation abbreviation:
SCS1


Process step:
Process description:
Soil map delineations were manually compiled from photocopies of soil survey atlas sheets to 7 mil mylar overlays registered to mylar topographic quadrangles at 1:24000 scale by a NRCS cartographic technician in Florida. Scanning of overlays, neatline development, edgematching, and the labeling of soil polygons were done by the South Florida Water Management District. Soil lines were updated on mylar plots by Florida field soil scientists and adjusted on screen in ARC/INFO 7.0.3 to digital orthophoto quadrangles by a NRCS cartographic technician in Florida. Quality control was performed by a Florida NRCS soil scientist. A survey wide ARC/INFO export coverage was submitted to the Missouri NRCS Regional Digitizing Unit Staff. The coverage was imported into ARC/INFO 9.0.0 and reviewed for adherence to SSURGO standards by Missouri NRCS Regional Digitizing Unit staff. Edits were made to the survey boundary to achieve an acceptable join with adjacent survey areas by digitizing unit staff members. The survey area boundary was replaced with the boundary arcs from adjacent surveys, where possible. Other selected arcs have been generalized to eliminate unnecessary vertices in the survey boundary. A new ARC/INFO coverage reflecting these edits was produced with ARC/INFO 9.0.0. The certified data were uploaded to the Soil Data Warehouse for archiving and distribution.

Process date: 20050101


Source used citation abbreviation:
SCS1, NRCS1, NRCS2, NRCS3, USGS1


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.

Process date: 20050922


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20050923


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20051006


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20051006


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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 change in hydric status of components in musym 45 is the major update to this dataset. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.

Process date: 20060125


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20060125


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20060303


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20060304


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20060630


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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. Soil data added per National Bulletin 430-5-7 for data required as due July 15 and included required national interpretations in export. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.

Process date: 20060630


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20061129


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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. Soil data updated per National Bulletin 430-5-7 for data required as due December 30 and included required national interpretations in export. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.

Process date: 20061129


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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. This refresh of data was edited to closely match the published soil survey in relation to layer depths from TUD's and MUD's. RV's were set based on published data for texture, particle size, and pH of the typical pedons. In some cases, particle size, organic carbon, and pH were matched to the published data and adjustments were made using laboratory data.

Process date: 20080529


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20080529


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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. NRCS evaluated all map units in Florida, then the selected map units that met specific characteristics and were reviewed by Resource Soil Scientists or were designated through local SWCD requests. Previously, no map units in Florida were designated as Farmland of Unique or Local Importance. Then the Farmland Classification of selected map units within this county were changed in NASIS (Legend/Map Unit object) from "Not Prime Farmland" to either "Farmland of Local Importance" or "Farmland of Unique Importance". These map units met specific criteria in accordance with the USDA-NRCS Policy: PART 657--PRIME AND UNIQUE FARMLANDS [Code of Federal Regulations][Title 7, Volume 6, Parts 400 to 699]. This export includes the new hydrologic soil group (HSG). The HSG was calculated from database elements based on the HSG criteria (Table 7) in the National Engineering Handbook, Part 630 Hydrology, Chapter 7. This data refresh replaces the national interpretation with the Florida version of FOR-Potential Seedling Mortality.

Process date: 20100129


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20100129


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


Process step:
Process description:
The spatial data for Leon County, Florida soil survey area was downloaded from the Soil Data Mart on October 15, 2012. The individual shapefiles were appended into a geodatabase for region 7. The data were processed in ARCGIS 10.1 using a topology object with a 0.1 meter cluster tolerance for the purpose of eliminating gaps and overlaps within the region 7 soils geodatabase. Individual soil survey area data were exported as shapefiles from the regional geodatabase. A datum transformation from NAD83 to WGS84 using the NAD_1983_To_WGS_1984_1 datum transformation method was applied to the data. The data were checked with the SSURGO Evaluation scripts provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. The shapefiles were then uploaded to the soil data warehouse for archival and distribution.

Process date: 20130101


Source used citation abbreviation:
NRCS4


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. The data in this export contains the new Forage Suitability Groups at the component level. All calculations were made per NB_430_12_1. HSG was recalculated for Leefield and Lutterloh.

Process date: 20131203


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20131203


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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. See the report named Survey Area Data Summary to see list of map units updated in FY 14.

Process date: 20140926


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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.

Process date: 20140926


Source used citation abbreviation:
NASIS


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


Direct spatial Rreference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
SDTS point and vector object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and vector object count: 0

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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Planar:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Florida North FIPS 0903 Feet
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 29.58333333333333
Standard parallel: 30.75
Longitude of central meridian: -84.5
Latitude of projection origin: 29.0
False easting: 1968500.0
False northing: 0.0

Planar coordinate information:
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.00025600000023841865
Ordinate resolution: 0.00025600000023841865
Planar distance units: foot_us

Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
Entity type:
Entity type label: soil
Entity type definition:
Special Soil Features represent soil, miscellaneous area, or landform features that are too small to be digitized as soil delineations (area features).
Entity type definition source:
Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.

Attribute:
Attribute label: OBJECTID
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: Shape
Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute definition source:
Esri

Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
Attribute label: SOIL_KEY


Attribute:
Attribute label: SOIL_CLASS


Attribute:
Attribute label: ACREAGE


Attribute:
Attribute label: HYDRO


Attribute:
Attribute label: SOIL_NAME


Attribute:
Attribute label: HYD_GROUP


Attribute:
Attribute label: SLOPEGRADD


Attribute:
Attribute label: BROCKDEPMI


Attribute:
Attribute label: WTDEPANNMI


Attribute:
Attribute label: DRCLASSDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: NICCDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: NICCDCDPCT


Attribute:
Attribute label: ENGDWOBDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: EDGDWBDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: ENGDWBML


Attribute:
Attribute label: ENGSTAFDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: ENGLRSDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: ENGCMSSDCD


Attribute:
Attribute label: URBRECPTDC


Attribute:
Attribute label: FORPEHRTDC


Attribute:
Attribute label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute definition source:
Esri

Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
Attribute label: Shape_Area
Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute definition source:
Esri

Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Overview description:
Entity and attribute overview:
Map Unit Delineations are closed polygons that may be dominated
by a single soil or miscellaneous area component plus allowable
similar or dissimilar soils, or they can be geographic mixtures
of groups of soils or soils and miscellaneous areas.

The map unit symbol uniquely identifies each closed map unit
delineation. Each symbol corresponds to a map unit name. The
map unit key is used to link to information in the National
Soil Information System tables.

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 an
area symbol, feature label, feature name, and feature description for
each special and ad hoc feature in the survey area.

Entity and attribute detail citation:
Soil Taxonomy: A basic system of soil classification for making and
interpreting soil surveys. Agricultural Handbook 436, 1999, USDA, SCS.

Keys to Soil Taxonomy (current issue), USDA, SCS.

National Soil Survey Handbook, Title 430-VI, part 647 (current
issue), USDA, NRCS.

Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Geospatial Center of Excellence

Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
501 West Felix Street, Building 23
City: Fort Worth
State or province: Texas
Postal code: 76115

Contact voice telephone: 800 672 5559
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: 202 720 2600
Contact facsimile telephone: 817 509 3469


Resource description: 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.


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: ESRI shapefile
Format information content:
spatial
Transfer size: 14.6

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: URL:http://DataGateway.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 shapefile, format. The National Soil Information System attribute soil data are available in variable length, pipe delimited, ASCII file format.
Turnaround: Typically within four hours


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Metadata Reference Information:


Metadata date: 20160126


Metadata 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:
Florida State Office - Soils
Address:
2614 NW 43rd Street
Address:
USDA-NRCS
Address:
PO Box 141510
City: Gainesville
State or province: FL
Postal code: 32614-1510

Contact voice telephone: 352.338.9535
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: 800.877.8339
Contact facsimile telephone: 352.338.9578


Contact electronic mail address: tom.weber@fl.usda.gov


Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata time convention: local time


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