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Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Line Features for the State of Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington County

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

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 special soil features line 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 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.

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Metadata Date January 18, 2013
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) December 10, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 18, 2013
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) December 10, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints 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 (1:12,000 for RI SSURGO Soils data) 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. Secondary distribution of RIGIS licensed data is prohibited., Access Constraints: No access constraints apply to the original source Soil Data downloaded from Soil Data Mart (USDA/NRCS). These copyrighted data are distributed under the terms of the RIGIS license agreement. License terms include (1) restrictions on secondary distribution of these data, and (2) graphic displays and printed tabular listings derived from RIGIS data may be used in publications and presentations, provided that credit is given to RIGIS as the source of the information or that notice of copyright [e.g. (c) 2013 RIGIS] be shown. Please review the RIGIS license agreement at for more information before accessing these data.
Bbox East Long -71.121700
Bbox North Lat 42.004228
Bbox South Lat 41.163001
Bbox West Long -71.892300
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
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 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.) Web enabled data access after one time acknowledgement of RIGIS License from Liability to the RIGIS and its participants is limited by Section 5 of the RIGIS License Agreement
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 1996-10-16
Temporal Extent End 2012-05-06

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