Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico

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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2014-06-09
Publication Time 16:00:11
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other Citation Details az715
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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.
Time Period of Content
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date 2008-01-28
Ending Date 2013-12-14
Currentness Reference publication date
Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate -110.67
East Bounding Coordinate -108.346
North Bounding Coordinate 36.207
South Bounding Coordinate 35.167
Keywords
Theme
Thesaurus None
Keyword soil survey
Keyword soils
Keyword Soil Survey Geographic
Keyword SSURGO
Theme
Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Keyword geoscientificInformation
Place
Thesaurus USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Keyword Arizona
Keyword New Mexico
Keyword Apache County
Keyword Navajo County
Keyword McKinley County
Keyword San Juan County
Keyword Antelope Lake Quadrangle
Keyword Arrowhead Butte NE Quadrangle
Keyword Arrowhead Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Beautiful Valley Well Quadrangle
Keyword Beeshsikad Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Betty Well Quadrangle
Keyword Big Rock Hill Quadrangle
Keyword Big Willow Spring Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Bird Springs Wash Quadrangle
Keyword Boggy Lake Well Quadrangle
Keyword Buell Park Quadrangle
Keyword Burntwater Wash Quadrangle
Keyword Chafin Well Quadrangle
Keyword Chambers Quadrangle
Keyword Chimney Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Chinde Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Chuska Lake Quadrangle
Keyword Chuska Peak Quadrangle
Keyword Cornfields Quadrangle
Keyword Coyote Canyon NW Quadrangle
Keyword Coyote Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Crevasse Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Crystal Quadrangle
Keyword Dilkon Quadrangle
Keyword Dipping Water Well Quadrangle
Keyword Ear Rock Quadrangle
Keyword East of Kinlichee Quadrangle
Keyword Echo Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Egloffstein Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Elephant Butte Quadrangle
Keyword First Flat Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Five Buttes Quadrangle
Keyword Fort Defiance Quadrangle
Keyword French Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Ganado Mesa SW Quadrangle
Keyword Ganado Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Ganado Quadrangle
Keyword Greasewood Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Greasewood Quadrangle
Keyword Great Bend Quadrangle
Keyword Grey Hill Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Hard Ground Flats Quadrangle
Keyword Hauke Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Houck Quadrangle
Keyword Hunters Point Quadrangle
Keyword Indian Wells Quadrangle
Keyword Jadito Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Joe Woody Well Quadrangle
Keyword Keams Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Kinlichee Quadrangle
Keyword Klagetoh North Quadrangle
Keyword Klagetoh South Quadrangle
Keyword Lamb Well Quadrangle
Keyword Low Mountain Quadrangle
Keyword Lower Wheatfields Quadrangle
Keyword Lupton Quadrangle
Keyword Mitten Peak Quadrangle
Keyword Montezumas Chair NW Quadrangle
Keyword Montezumas Chair Quadrangle
Keyword Na Ah Tee Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Naschitti Quadrangle
Keyword North Mill Well Quadrangle
Keyword Oak Creek Mountain Quadrangle
Keyword Oak Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Pilot Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Pine Springs Quadrangle
Keyword Piney Hill Quadrangle
Keyword Red Clay Wash Quadrangle
Keyword Red Lake Well Quadrangle
Keyword Rotten Bananas Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Sanders Quadrangle
Keyword Satan Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Sawmill Quadrangle
Keyword Sheep Springs Quadrangle
Keyword Shonto Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Sonsela Buttes Quadrangle
Keyword Spider Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Standing Horse Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Standing Rock NW Quadrangle
Keyword Steamboat Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Steamboat Rock NE Quadrangle
Keyword Steamboat Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Sunflower Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Sunrise Springs Quadrangle
Keyword Surrender Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Tanner Springs Quadrangle
Keyword The Pillar 2 SW Quadrangle
Keyword The Pillar 3 NW Quadrangle
Keyword The Pillar 3 SE Quadrangle
Keyword Toadimdaaska Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Toadlena Quadrangle
Keyword Todilto Park Quadrangle
Keyword Tohatchi Quadrangle
Keyword Tolani Quadrangle
Keyword Tolapai Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Tovar Mesa East Quadrangle
Keyword Toyee Quadrangle
Keyword Toyei School Quadrangle
Keyword Tse Bonita School Quadrangle
Keyword Tsin Naan Tee Quadrangle
Keyword Tudecoz Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Turkey Track Butte Quadrangle
Keyword Twin Lakes Quadrangle
Keyword Upper Wheatfields Quadrangle
Keyword Uranium Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Washington Pass Quadrangle
Keyword West of Window Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Whippoorwill Spring Quadrangle
Keyword White Clay Quadrangle
Keyword White Cone Quadrangle
Keyword White Rock Wash Quadrangle
Keyword Wide Ruins SW Quadrangle
Keyword Wide Ruins Quadrangle
Keyword Window Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Winslow NE Quadrangle
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.
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact Person
Contact Organization
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact Person
Contact Position State Soil Scientist
Contact Address
Address Type mailing address
Address 230 N. First Ave Suite 509
City Phoenix
State or Province AZ
Postal Code 85003
Country
Contact Voice Telephone 602-280-8837
Contact Facsimile Telephone 602-280-8805
Contact Electronic Mail Address cathy.mcguire@az.usda.gov
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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 and descriptive attributes and feature labels in the Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico Soil Survey do not match with the quadrangles in the adjacent Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico, and Apache County, Arizona Soil Survey the McKinley County Area, New Mexico, McKinley County and Parts of Cibola and San Juan Counties Soil Survey, the Navajo County Area, Arizona, Central Part Soil Survey, the Apache County Area, Arizona, Central Part Soil Survey, and the Hopi Area, Arizona, Parts of Coconino and Navajo Counties Soil Survey due to age or conditions noted in the correlation document, published report, or other archived documentation. The soil survey boundary is considered to be the soil boundary for the Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico, and Apache County, Arizona Soil Survey, the McKinley County Area, New Mexico, McKinley County and Parts of Cibola and San Juan Counties Soil Survey, the Navajo County Area, Arizona, Central Part Soil Survey, the Apache County, Arizona Central Part Soil Survey, and the Hopi Area, Arizona, Parts of Coconino and Navajo Counties 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.
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Publication Date 1980
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Title multiple photographs
Geospatial Data Presentation Form remote sensing image
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Publication Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
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Source Currentness Reference 2004
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Source Contribution source of soil map unit delineations, soil symbols
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Originator PIXXURES Incorporated
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Title electronic map compilation (RLC) raster images
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media CD-ROM
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2004
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Contribution source of soil map unit delineations and soil symbols
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Originator U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date 1998
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Title multiple digital orthophotographic quadrangles (DOQ)
Geospatial Data Presentation Form remote sensing image
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Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center
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Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Contribution compilation base
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
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Title Arc/INFO coverage
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Type of Source Media CD-ROM
Source Time Period of Content
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Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Contribution digital soil survey area
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
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Title ArcView shape file
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
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Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2005
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Contribution digital soil survey area
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title ArcGIS geodatabase file
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media CD-ROM
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2007
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Source Contribution digital soil survey area
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title Arc/INFO Interchange File
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Publication Place
Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media CD-ROM
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2008
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Source Contribution digital soil survey area
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Source Citation
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Originator U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Publication Date 2007
Publication Time
Title National Soil Information System (NASIS) data base
Geospatial Data Presentation Form tabular digital data
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Publication Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media database
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Source Contribution soils attribute (tabular) information
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title ArcGIS geodatabase files for the soil survey of Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form digitized vector data
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Publication Place
Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2009
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Source Contribution digital information containing area and special soil features for evaluation
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2009
Publication Time
Title National Soil Information System (NASIS) database for Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form tabular digital data
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Information Technology Center
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Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference export certification date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS8
Source Contribution map unit legend used for comparison to spatial map unit labels
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2010
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO) Soil Survey for the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
Geospatial Data Presentation Form vector digital data
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Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center
Other Citation Details AZ712
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media digital media
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS9
Source Contribution Updated boundary alignment.
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title ArcGIS geodatabase files for the soil survey of Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form digitized vector data
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Publication Place
Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2010
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS10
Source Contribution digital information containing area and special soil features for evaluation
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2010
Publication Time
Title National Soil Information System (NASIS) database for Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form tabular digital data
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Information Technology Center
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Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference export certification date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS11
Source Contribution map unit legend used for comparison to spatial map unit labels
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Source Citation
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Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title Region 8 soils geodatabase
Geospatial Data Presentation Form file geodatabase
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Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media vector digital data
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference SSURGO publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS12
Source Contribution Source of digital revision
Process Step
Process Description Field procedures for the soil survey included plotting of soil boundaries determined by field observation and interpretation of remotely sensed data. Boundaries were verified at closely spaced intervals, and the soils in each delineation were identified by traversing and transecting the landscape. Bureau of Indian Affairs soil scientists described and sampled the soils, analyzed samples in the laboratory and statistically analyzed the data. The classification and map unit names were finalized at the final correlation in December, 2007.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation ASCS1
Process Date 2007
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The soil survey field sheets were raster scanned at a resolution of 600 dpi by Pixxures Incorporated. Pixxures ortho- rectified the raster scans, mosaiced the field sheet images into one tagged image file (TIF) format and converted the image to a run-length coded (RLC) format. The RLC files were converted to ArcInfo vector polygon layers by the NRCS Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center. Preliminary line editing and quality control were done by the geographic information system specialist and cartographic technicians at the Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center. The digitizing center clipped the vector file into four quadrants for ease of management and sent the files (via the NRCS Arizona State Office)to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Gallup, New Mexico office for further evaluation and editing.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation ASCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation BIA1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Process Date 2007
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Gallup, New Mexico soil scientists converted the preliminary layers to ArcView shape files and edited the soil polygon data using ArcView version 3.2. A mosaiced digital orthophoto image was used as a control base for the on-screen editing. The finished shape files were sent to the NRCS Arizona state office, mosaiced into one seamless file, and converted to an ArcGIS geodatabase and reviewed for topological control using ArcGIS version 9.2. Upon completion, the geodatabase was converted to an ArcInfo interchange file and sent to the Temple Texas Digitizing and Certification Center.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Process Date 2008
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The National Soil Information System database was developed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs soil scientists according to national standards.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist of Arizona 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 were 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
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 2008
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 2008-01-23
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 2008-01-28
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 2008-01-28
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 2008-01-28
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 2008-09-08
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 2008-09-09
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 12, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2009-06-05
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 preparation for the National Soils Geospatial Database, were corrected 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.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS8
Process Date 2009-06-08
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 2009-10-06
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 2009-10-06
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 12, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2010-09-09
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The previous version of this SSURGO database was edited to bring correct alignment to the official boundary. Soil Survey for Canyon de Chelly National Monument AZ712 was used to adjust the boundary of AZ715 to its proper alignment in the area of Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS9
Process Date 2010-12-06
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 12, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2010-12-07
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. Evaluation macros of July 2009 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.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS10
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS11
Process Date 2010-12-08
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 2011-04-27
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 2011-04-27
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 2011-04-27
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 2011-04-27
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 2011-04-27
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 2011-04-27
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The spatial data for the Soil Survey of Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and Mckinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico 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 NRCS12
Process Date 2013-07-31
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 2013-12-14
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 2013-12-14
Process Time
Process Contact
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Spatial Data Organization Information

Indirect Spatial Reference Method New Mexico
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial Reference
Name World Geodetic System 1984
Code EDAC:Unknown
URL http://gstore.unm.edu
Spatial Reference
Name World Geodetic System 1984
Code EPSG:4326
URL http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
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Entity and Attribute Information

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelSpecial Soil Features
Entity Type Definition Special Soil Features represent soil, miscellaneous area, or landform features that are too small to be digitized as soil delineations (area features).
Entity Type Definition Source Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.
Attribute
Attribute Label Special Soil Features Codes
Attribute Definition Special Soil Features labels represent specific Special Soil Features. These features are identified with a descriptive label. The label is assigned to the point or line assigned to represent the feature on maps.
Attribute Definition Source Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS; National Soil Survey Handbook, Title 430-VI, part 647 (current issue), USDA, NRCS.
Attribute Domain Values
Codeset Domain
Codeset Name Classification and Correlation of the Soils of Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico
Codeset Source U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview Map Unit Delineations are closed polygons that may be dominated by a single soil or miscellaneous area component plus allowable similar or dissimilar soils, or they can be geographic mixtures of groups of soils or soils and miscellaneous areas. The map unit symbol uniquely identifies each closed map unit delineation. Each symbol corresponds to a map unit name. The map unit key is used to link to information in the National Soil Information System tables. Map Unit Delineations are described by the National Soil Information System database. This attribute database gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and the properties for each soil. The database contains both estimated and measured data on the physical and chemical soil properties and soil interpretations for engineering, water management, recreation, agronomic, woodland, range, and wildlife uses of the soil. The National Soil Information System database contains static metadata. It documents the data structure and includes such information as what tables, columns, indexes, and relationships are defined as well as a variety of attributes of each of these database objects. Attributes include table and column descriptions and detailed domain information. The National Soil Information System database also contains a distribution metadata. It records the criteria used for selecting map units and components for inclusion in the set of distributed data.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation Soil Taxonomy: A basic system of soil classification for making and interpreting soil surveys. Agricultural Handbook 436, 1999, USDA, SCS. Keys to Soil Taxonomy (current issue), USDA, SCS. National Soil Survey Handbook, Title 430-VI, part 647 (current issue), USDA, NRCS. Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.
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Digital Transfer Information
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Digital Transfer Option
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Contact Organization
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Contact Organization Earth Data Analysis Center
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