Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Chaves County, New Mexico, Northern Part

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Identification Information

Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Chaves County, New Mexico, Northern Part
Date 2014-06-09
Date Type Publication
Cited Responsible Party
Organization Name U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Role identify
Presentation Form
Abstract 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 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.
Purpose 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.
Supplemental Information Digital versions of hydrography, cultural features, and other associated layers that are not part of the SSURGO data set may be available from the primary organization listed in the Point of Contact.
Status Complete
Point of Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Position Name State Soil Scientist
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-761-4433
Facsimile 505-761-4462
Address
Delivery Point 6200 Jefferson, NE
Delivery Point Suite 305
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87109
Country
Electronic Mail Address richard.strait@nm.usda.gov
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Descriptive Keywords soil survey, soils, Soil Survey Geographic, SSURGO
Access Constraints None
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 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.
Language English
Topic Category geoscientificInformation
Extent
Geographic Bounding Box
West Bound -104.895
East Bound -103.509
North Bound 34.088
South Bound 33.393
Temporal Extent
Beginning Position 2000-10-24
Ending Position 2013-12-19
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Distribution Information

Distributor
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Transfer Options
Online Resource ZIP
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial References
Spatial Reference World Geodetic System 1984
Online Reference EDAC:Unknown
Spatial Reference World Geodetic System 1984
Online Reference EPSG:4326
Indirect Spatial Reference New Mexico
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Data Quality Information

Attribute Accuracy Report
Report The attribute accuracy is tested by manual comparison of the source with hard copy plots and/or symbolized display of the map data on an interactive computer graphic system. Selected attributes that cannot be visually verified on plots or on screen are interactively queried and verified on screen. In addition, the attributes are tested against a master set of valid attributes. All attribute data conform to the attribute codes in the signed classification and correlation document and amendment(s).
Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment
Attribute Accuracy Value
Attribute Accuracy Explanation
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
Report The accuracy of these digital data is based upon their compilation to base maps that meet National Map Accuracy Standards at a scale of 1 inch equals 1,000 feet. The difference in positional accuracy between the soil boundaries and special soil features locations in the field and their digitized map locations is unknown. The locational accuracy of soil delineations on the ground varies with the transition between map units. For example, on long gently sloping landscapes the transition occurs gradually over many feet. Where landscapes change abruptly from steep to level, the transition will be very narrow. Soil delineation boundaries and special soil features generally were digitized within 0.01 inch of their locations on the digitizing source. The digital map elements are edge matched between data sets. The data along each quadrangle edge are matched against the data for the adjacent quadrangle. Edge locations generally do not deviate from centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inch.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
Logical Consistency Report Certain node/geometry and topology GT-polygon/chain relationships are collected or generated to satisfy topological requirements (the GT-polygon corresponds to the soil delineation). Some of these requirements include: chains must begin and end at nodes, chains must connect to each other at nodes, chains do not extend through nodes, left and right GT-polygons are defined for each chain element and are consistent throughout, and the chains representing the limits of the file are free of gaps. The tests of logical consistency are performed using vendor software. All internal polygons are tested for closure with vendor software and are checked on hard copy plots. All data are checked for common soil lines (i.e., adjacent polygons with the same label). Edge locations generally do not deviate from centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inch. The feature edges, descriptive attributes and feature labels of the quadrangles in the Chaves County, New Mexico, Northern Part Soil Survey do not match with the quadrangles in the adjacent Chaves County, New Mexico, Southern Part Soil Survey and the DeBaca County, New Mexico Soil Survey.
Completeness Report A map unit is a collection of areas defined and named in terms of their soil components or miscellaneous areas or both. Each map unit differs in some respect from all others in a survey area and each map unit has a symbol that uniquely identifies the map unit on a soil map. Each individual area, point, or line so identified on the map is a delineation. Soil Scientists identify small areas of soils or miscellaneous areas that have properties and behavior significantly different than the named soils in the surrounding map unit. These minor components may be indicated as special features. If they have a minimal effect on use and management, or could not be precisely located, they may not be indicated on the map. A map unit has specified kinds of soils or miscellaneous areas (map unit components), each with a designated range in proportionate extent. Map units include one or more kinds of soil or miscellaneous area. Miscellaneous areas are areas that have little or no recognizable soil. Specific National Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures were used in the classification of soils, design and name of map units, and location of special soil features. These standards are outlined in Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, NRCS; Agricultural Handbook 436, Soil Taxonomy, 1995, USDA, NRCS; and all Amendments; Keys to Soil Taxonomy, (current issue) USDA, NRCS; National Soil Survey Handbook, title 430-VI,(current issue) USDA, NRCS. The actual composition and interpretive purity of the map unit delineations were based on data collected by scientists during the course of preparing the soil maps. Adherence to National Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures is based on peer review, quality control, and quality assurance. Quality control is outlined in the memorandum of understanding for the soil survey area and in documents that reside with the Natural Resources Conservation Service state soil scientist. Four kinds of map units are used in soil surveys: consociations, complexes, associations, and undifferentiated groups. Consociations - Consociations are named for the dominant soil. In a consociation, delineated areas use a single name from the dominant component in the map unit. Dissimilar components are minor in extent. The soil component in a consociation may be identified at any taxonomic level. Soil series is the lowest taxonomic level. A consociation that is named as a miscellaneous area is dominantly that kind of area and minor components do not significantly affect the use of the map unit. The total amount of dissimilar inclusions of other components in a map unit generally does not exceed about 15 percent if limiting and 25 percent if nonlimiting. A single component of a dissimilar limiting inclusion generally does not exceed 10 percent if very contrasting. Complexes and associations - Complexes and associations consist of two or more dissimilar components that occur in a regularly repeating pattern. The total amount of other dissimilar components is minor extent. The following arbitrary rule determines whether complex or association is used in the name. The major components of an association can be separated at the scale of mapping. In either case, because the major components are sufficiently different in morphology or behavior, the map unit cannot be called a consociation. In each delineation of a complex or an association, each major component is normally present though their proportions may vary appreciably from one delineation to another. The total amount of inclusions in a map unit that are dissimilar to any of the major components does not exceed 15 percent if limiting and 25 percent if nonlimiting. A single kind of dissimilar limiting inclusion usually does not exceed 10 percent. Undifferentiated groups - Undifferentiated groups consist of two or more components that are not consistently associated geographically and, therefore, do not always occur together in the same map delineation. These components are included in the same named map unit because their use and management are the same or very similar for common uses. Generally they are grouped together because some common feature, such as steepness, stoniness, or flooding, determines their use and management. If two or more additional map units would serve no useful purpose, they may be included in the same unit. Each delineation has at least one of the major components, and some may have all of them. The same principles regarding the proportion of minor components that apply to consociations also apply to undifferentiated groups. The same principles regarding proportion of inclusion apply to undifferentiated groups as to consociations. Minimum documentation consists of three complete soil profile descriptions that are collected for each soil added to the legend, one additional per 3,000 acres mapped; three 10 observation transects for each map unit, one additional 10 point transect per 3,000 acres. A defined standard or level of confidence in the interpretive purity of the map unit delineations is attained by adjusting the kind and intensity of field investigations. Field investigations and data collection are carried out in sufficient detail to name map units and to identify accurately and consistently areas of about 40 acres for order 3 mapping and about 5 acres for order 2 mapping.
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Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Contribution source of soil map unit delineations and soil symbols 1:24000 and 63360
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference 2000
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Contribution final publication negatives used to develop soil survey film positives
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 63360
Type of Source Media stable base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference 2000
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Contribution final publication negatives used to develop ratioed soil survey film positives
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 63360
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference 2000
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Contribution source of soil map unit delineations, soil symbols, and special soil features
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference 2000
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Contribution source of soil map unit delineations, soil symbols, and special soil features
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation USGS1
Source Contribution compilation base
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2000
Source Currentness Reference 2000
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Source Contribution source material for scanning
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2004
Source Currentness Reference 2004
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Source Contribution SSURGO data used in reevaluation of data
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media database
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position 2004
Ending Position 2004
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Source Contribution attribute (tabular) information
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2009
Source Currentness Reference 2009
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Source Contribution digital information containing area and special soil features for evaluation
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2009
Source Currentness Reference export certification date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS8
Source Contribution map unit legend used for comparison to spatial map unit labels
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media vector digital data
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position 2006
Ending Position 2012
Source Currentness Reference SSURGO publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS9
Source Contribution Source of digital revision
Process Step
Process Description The Soil Survey of Chaves County, New Mexico, Northern Part was published in 1983 at 1:24000 and 1:63360 scale. The classification and map unit names were finalized at the final correlation in June 1981. An evaluation was made of the soil survey in 1995. It was determined that soil map unit delineations and map unit components were accurate. One additional map unit was added to the soil survey. The change was made to reflect present day soil survey concepts, soil classification, and soil interpretations. Amendments to the correlation document reflecting these changes are on file at the NRCS New Mexico State Office and the Phoenix Arizona M.O. office. The additional map units are as follows: W--------Water
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Process Date 1996
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description Soil map unit delineations and special soil features were manually recompiled from film positives of publication annotation overlays to 4 mil. annotated stable-base overlays that were registered to multiple 7.5 minute orthophotographs and composites.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS1
Process Date 1996
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description During the map compilation quality review an evaluation was made of the map unit joins for surrounding soil surveys by a soil data quality specialist.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Process Date 2000
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The annotated overlays were raster scanned on a SCANGRAPHICS CF 500 Scanner at a resolution of 300 dpi. The soil area features and special soil features were processed in LT4X Version 4.11. The soil processing consisted of raster editing, map neat line development, labeling, edge matching and vector conversion. The soil area features and special soil features were written to Digital Line Graph Optional format in LT4X. Digitizing and quality control were done by the geographic information system specialists and cartographic technicians at the Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Process Date 2000
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center imported the soil area features and special soil features DLGs into ARC/INFO 7.2.1. The 7.5 minute quadrangles for each coverage were merged together into a soil survey area and additional editing was performed. The coverages were edge matched to existing SSURGO data. New DLGs reflecting these changes were written with ARC/INFO 7.2.1.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Process Date 1999
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The soil survey area coverage was evaluated with with the October 1998 ARC/INFO SSURGO Evaluation AMLs provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Upon successful completion of the SSURGO Evaluation, the soil survey area coverage was processed with the October 1998 archiving AMLs provided by the National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Process Date 2000
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The soil area features and special soil features were reviewed by the Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for adherence to SSURGO standards.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation SCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Process Date 2000
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The spatial data has been revised along the county boundary. The soil survey area coverage was evaluated with the December 2003 ARC/INFO SSURGO Evaluation AMLs provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Upon successful completion of the SSURGO Evaluation, the soil survey area coverage was processed with the December 2003 archiving AMLs provided by the National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Process Date 2004
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The National Soil Information System database was developed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientists according to national standards.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Process Date 2004
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2004-06-09
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2004-06-22
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2004-07-01
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2004-07-01
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2005-01-19
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2005-01-24
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-01-10
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change. In this version of the NASIS attribute data, soil properties related to the hydric soil rating and landscape position were updated and new tabular data and interpretations generated.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-01-30
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-03-07
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-03-07
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-06-29
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-07-19
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-11-29
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2006-12-22
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008-10-29
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change. This update of the tabular data correlates Ecological Site ID numbers to the ESIS name and numbering system, and includes additional soil interpretations for grazing land uses.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008-11-07
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008-11-13
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change. In this update of the tabular data, additional interpretative tables were generated and uploaded for several uses.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008-12-09
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The tabular data were extracted from the data mart without change. The spatial data's coordinate system was transformed to UTM Zone 13, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2009-05-04
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The survey-wide ArcGIS geodatabase from the online SSURGO data were imported to ARC/INFO 9.2 by certification staff at the Montana Digitizing Unit. Topology errors on the boundary, that were flagged in prepartation for the National Soils Geospatial Database, were corrected as directed in the National Bulletin: 430-9-5. The survey was smoothed to remove excess vertices that were flagged in preparation for the National Soils Geospatial Database, as directed in the National Bulletin: 430-9-5. Evaluation macros of June 2004 were applied to the data. Map unit labels were compared to an approved map unit legend from the National Soil Information System data base. ARCGIS was used to join to adjacent survey boundaries and verify previous adjacent survey joins. The data were uploaded to the soil data warehouse staging server. Selected soil interpretations that have not been validated have been removed. Spatial coverage layers have been updated to provide more precise joins between this and surrounding soil survey areas. (Area and map unit polygons).
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS8
Process Date 2009-05-08
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, generated new rating values for selected interpretations using current interpretation rules from the NASIS database.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2009-09-24
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2009-09-24
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The spatial data for the Soil Survey of Chaves County, New Mexico, Northern Part was downloaded from the Soil Data Mart on October 15, 2012. The individual shapefiles were appended into a geodatabase for Region 8. The data were processed in ARCGIS 10.1 using a topology object with a 0.1 meter cluster tolerance for the purpose of eliminating gaps and overlaps within the Region 8 soils geodatabase. Individual soil survey area data were exported as shapefiles from the regional geodatabase. A datum transformation from NAD83 to WGS84 using the NAD_1983_To_WGS_1984_1 datum transformation method was applied to the data. The data were checked with the SSURGO Evaluation scripts provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. The shapefiles were then uploaded to the soil data warehouse for archival and distribution.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS9
Process Date 2013-08-01
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined that the tabular data should be released for official use. A selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2013-12-19
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2013-12-19
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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier c5db035c-477c-4ed3-9b23-0dcf1ddd1ca4
Metadata Language English
Hierarchy Level Dataset
Date Stamp 2020-10-23
Metadata Standard Name ISO 19115:2003
Metadata Standard Version 1.0
Metadata Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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