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Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO)

Metadata Updated: January 3, 2024

This dataset 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 dataset 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.

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.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 3, 2024
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 3, 2024
Publisher Natural Resources Conservation Service
Maintainer
Identifier NRCS0092
Data First Published 2021-10-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-12-07
Rights true
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 015:11
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/data-and-reports/ssurgo/stats2go-metadata
Data Dictionary Type text/html
Harvest Object Id 234a4e72-387e-4e99-8872-670994b5ce5f
Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/data-and-reports/soil-survey-geographic-database-ssurgo
License https://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial United States, Territories, Commonwealths, Island Nations
Program Code 015:001
Publisher Hierarchy Natural Resources Conservation Service > Natural Resources Conservation Service
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash f955101d0300374147af3803db2a3194405afc4ace6027d9c9cd77df3b7a3480
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial

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