U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2)

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

This dataset consists of general soil association units. It was developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey and supersedes the State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) dataset published in 1994. It consists of a broad based inventory of soils and non-soil areas that occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped of 1:250,000 in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto, and the Virgin Islands and 1:1,000,000 in Alaska. The dataset was created by generalizing more detailed soil survey maps. Where more detailed soil survey maps were not available, data on geology, topography, vegetation, and climate were assembled, together with Land Remote Sensing Satellite (LANDSAT) images. Soils of like areas were studied, and the probable classification and extent of the soils were determined.

Map unit composition was determined by transecting or sampling areas on the more detailed maps and expanding the data statistically to characterize the entire map unit.

This dataset consists of georeferenced vector digital data and tabular digital data. The map data were collected in 1- by 2-degree topographic quadrangle units and merged into a seamless national dataset. 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.

These data provide information about soil features on or near the surface of the Earth. Data were collected as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey. These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the state, regional, and national level. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:250,000-scale data.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Dates

Metadata Created Date October 2, 2014
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 2, 2014
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher NRCS
Unique Identifier NRCS0097
Maintainer
Soils Hotline
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:53
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
Harvest Object Id d78a1562-8ab0-4ce0-8d27-08ff0c521557
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2006-07-06
Program Code 005:027
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash e658adbc2f8ff11bcebdd1d355ed5c700f3f2f85
Source Schema Version 1.1
Category Geospatial, National Geospatial Data Asset, Soils Theme

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