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Gridded Soil Survey Geographic Database (gSSURGO), Minnesota

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The gSSURGO dataset provides detailed soil survey mapping in raster format with ready-to-map attributes organized in statewide tiles for desktop GIS. gSSURGO is derived from the official Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. SSURGO generally has the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) in accordance with NCSS mapping standards. The tabular data represent the soil attributes and are derived from properties and characteristics stored in the National Soil Information System (NASIS). The gSSURGO data were prepared by merging the traditional vector-based SSURGO digital map data and tabular data into statewide extents, adding a statewide gridded map layer derived from the vector layer, and adding a new value-added look up table (valu) containing ready-to-map attributes. The gridded map layer is in an ArcGIS file geodatabase in raster format, thus it has the capacity to store significantly more data and greater spatial extents than the traditional SSURGO product. The raster map data have a 10-meter cell size that approximates the vector polygons in an Albers Equal Area projection. Each cell (and polygon) is linked to a map unit identifier called the map unit key. A unique map unit key is used to link the raster cells and polygons to attribute tables. For more information, see the gSSURGO webpage:

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Metadata Date January 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

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Graphic comparing vector SSURGO with 10-meter raster gSSURGO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Responsible Party USDA/NRCS Soil Survey Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Service Center Agencies 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 information 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 Service Center Agencies any authority for the decisions that they make. The Service Center Agencies will not perform any evaluations of these data for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Photographic or digital enlargement of these data to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. Digital data files are periodically updated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -89.53
Bbox North Lat 49.37
Bbox South Lat 43.5
Bbox West Long -97.23
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview Description Graphic comparing vector SSURGO with 10-meter raster gSSURGO
Graphic Preview File
Harvest Object Id 4d249dbe-03b8-4c96-adfb-517cea07e582
Harvest Source Id df350285-8807-4289-913e-a4c9d489b765
Harvest Source Title Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
Licence 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 Service Center Agencies 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. Neither 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 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.) MnGeo's data disclaimer is online:
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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