Identification

Title

Soils Derived from Soil Survey Information System (SSIS), Selected Minnesota Counties

Abstract

The original data was created from Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS, formerly SCS) county soil survey maps using the University of Minnesota's Soil Survey Information System (SSIS). SSIS is a non-GIS computer program originally created in the mid-to-late 1970s, that displays soil information on a section-by-section basis, along with associated soil unit attributes. SSIS data quality varies considerably since the software and methods of creating the data evolved over time. Earlier methods assumed that each public land survey section was a perfect one mile square, an assumption that created georeferencing problems later on. Many of the SSIS files were then converted to EPPL7 raster GIS format with 5 meter by 5 meter grid cells, using 1:24,000-scale section corners to establish the geo-referencing. Finally, the sections were combined into larger files; in most cases, each larger file covers one public land survey township. Most of the EPPL7 files have been converted to ARC/INFO coverages, either by the University of Minnesota or by the Land Management Information Center. Note: the GIS data sets do not include soil unit attributes found in the tables in the printed soil surveys.

Resource type

dataset

Resource locator

Unique resource identifier

code

codeSpace

Dataset language

Spatial reference system

code identifying the spatial reference system

Additional information source

Partial coverage of the counties in Minnesota (see Place Keywords).

Classification of spatial data and services

Topic category

Keywords

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

-97.5

East bounding longitude

-89.0

North bounding latitude

49.5

South bounding latitude

43.5

Temporal reference

Temporal extent

Begin position

End position

Dataset reference date

date type

publication

effective date

Frequency of update

notPlanned

Quality and validity

Lineage

This lineage was generated by the FGDC CSDGM to 19139 transformation

Conformity

Data format

name of format

ARC/INFO coverages (.e00 export format) or shapefiles

version of format

7.2.1 or 8.0.2

Constraints related to access and use

Constraint set

Use constraints

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY STATEMENT For data or maps delivered online or by physical media by the Land Management Information Center 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. Users should consult available data documentation (metadata) for this particular data to determine limitations and the precision to which the data depict distance, direction, location or other geographic characteristics. Data may be subject to change without prior notification. No warranty: Data is provided as is, without any warranty whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty as to performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Liability: The entire risk as to the results of the use of this data is assumed by the user. LMIC is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions 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 this 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, this data may not be used. Redistribution conditions: In obtaining this data from LMIC, it is understood that individuals or organizations have the right to use it for any internal purpose. If data is modified, changes should be documented in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If data is transmitted or provided 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. Data delivered on electronic media: If data has been requested from LMIC on magnetic media, CD or any other physical media, LMIC will deliver it in the computer-readable format agreed upon with the requestor. LMIC will re-issue data if it is unreadable by correctly adjusted computer input devices or when the media is delivered in a damaged condition. Requests for re-issue of this digital data product must be made within 30 days of the date shipped from LMIC.

Constraint set

Limitations on public access

Use Constraints: Redistribution conditions: In obtaining this data from LMIC, it is understood that individuals or organizations have the right to use it for any internal purpose. If data is modified, changes should be documented in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If data is transmitted or provided 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.

Constraint set

Limitations on public access

Access Constraints: None

Responsible organisations

Responsible party

contact position

GIS Data Coordinator

organisation name

Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)

full postal address

658 Cedar Street, 300 Centennial Building

St. Paul

55155

telephone number

(651) 201-2489

facsimile number

(651) 296-3698

email address

gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Metadata point of contact

contact position

GIS Data Coordinator

organisation name

Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)

full postal address

658 Cedar Street, 300 Centennial Building

St. Paul

55155

telephone number

(651) 201-2489

facsimile number

(651) 296-3698

email address

gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2007-04-11

Metadata language