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Minnesota Soil Atlas

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The Soil Atlas project provides a consistent, statewide map series and GIS data set describing soil and landscape characteristics. The data is generalized. The scale of 1:250,000, or about 1/4 inch to 1 mile, makes it possible to show areas as small as 1 square mile. The data set and maps were created in the 1970's to provide information to support generalized planning over broad areas. The maps were not intended to replace the detailed soil surveys, but to provide a more general overview, and to provide make soil description information available until such a time as soil surveys were completed statewide. The Soil Atlas map series was developed by the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate of the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (previously Soil Conservation Service), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Minnesota Geological Survey. Two main descriptors of soils are groupings of Soil Landscape Units based on a number of factors (soil texture of the rooting zone, soil texture below the rooting zone, drainage, and color), and delineations of Geomorphic Regions, which illustrate broad physiographic features and provide some characterization of the parent materials of the soils. Further soils characterizations are derived from these primary categories. Printed maps were converted to EPPL raster GIS format via grid-cell coding by the Minnesota Land Management Information System at the University of Minnesota (now the Land Management Information Center).

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Metadata Date April 11, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 11, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party Land Management Information Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Users should be aware of the generalized nature of the data and use the data accordingly. Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of this disclaimer and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -89.0
Bbox North Lat 49.5
Bbox South Lat 43.0
Bbox West Long -97.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview File None available
Harvest Object Id 5aceafd5-75ea-4684-8b9f-d9188f406c7b
Harvest Source Id df350285-8807-4289-913e-a4c9d489b765
Harvest Source Title Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
Licence Limitations: Although extensive effort has been made to produce error free and complete data, all geographic information has limitations due to the scale, resolution, date and interpretation of the original source materials. You should consult available data documentation (metadata) for these particular data to determine their limitations and the precision to which they depict distance, direction, location or other geographic characteristics. These data may be subject to periodic change without prior notification. No Warranty: These data are provided as is, without any warranty whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty as to their performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Liability: The entire risk as to the results of the use of these data is assumed by the user. LMIC is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions based on these data made by those who acquire or use it. LMIC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory or consequential damages or third party claims resulting from the use of these data, even if LMIC has been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. In States that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, you may not use these data.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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