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Allegheny County Soil Type Areas

Metadata Updated: May 14, 2023

This dataset contains soil type and soil classification, by area.

If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data portal (http://www.wprdc.org), this dataset is harvested on a weekly basis from Allegheny County’s GIS data portal (http://openac.alcogis.opendata.arcgis.com/). The full metadata record for this dataset can also be found on Allegheny County’s GIS portal. You can access the metadata record and other resources on the GIS portal by clicking on the “Explore” button (and choosing the “Go to resource” option) to the right of the “ArcGIS Open Dataset” text below.

Category:  Environment

Organization:  Allegheny County

Department:  Geographic Information Systems Group; Department of Administrative Services

Temporal Coverage:  2000

Data Notes: 

Coordinate System:  Pennsylvania State Plane South Zone 3702; U.S. Survey Foot

Development Notes:  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.  The soil map and data used in the SSURGO product were prepared by soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey

Other:  none

Related Document(s):  Data Dictionary for SOIL_CODE

Related Document(s): https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MANUSCRIPTS/pennsylvania/PA003/0/legends.pdf - the last page includes the soil legend for this dataset.

Frequency - Data Change:  As needed

Frequency - Publishing:  As needed

Data Steward Name:  Eli Thomas

Data Steward Email: gishelp@alleghenycounty.us

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than Data.gov. See Terms License: No license information was provided.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date January 24, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from WPRDC data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 24, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2023
Publisher Allegheny County
Maintainer
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Data Last Modified 2023-05-13T17:15:29.119215
Public Access Level public
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Homepage URL http://openac-alcogis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/5fe0dfa186d5468fbcedfff5555fae29_0
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