Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico

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Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2014-06-09
Publication Time 16:00:22
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and 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 co670
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Description
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 2005-12-12
Ending Date 2014-01-02
Currentness Reference publication date
Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate -109.046
East Bounding Coordinate -108.249
North Bounding Coordinate 37.327
South Bounding Coordinate 36.85
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 Colorado
Keyword New Mexico
Keyword La Plata County
Keyword Montezuma County
Keyword San Juan County
Keyword Bowdish Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Battle Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Mud Creek Quadrangle
Keyword Cortez Quadrangle
Keyword Peters Nipple Quadrangle
Keyword Mariano Wash West Quadrangle
Keyword Mariano Wash East Quadrangle
Keyword Towaoc Quadrangle
Keyword Wetherill Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Moccasin Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Trail Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Aneth SE Quadrangle
Keyword Sentinel Peak SW Quadrangle
Keyword Sentinel Peak SE Quadrangle
Keyword Tanner Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Moqui Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Greasewood Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword Red Horse Gulch Quadrangle
Keyword Redmesa Quadrangle
Keyword Teec Nos Pos Quadrangle
Keyword Sallies Spring Quadrangle
Keyword Canal Creek Quadrangle
Keyword Skinney Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Palmer Mesa Quadrangle
Keyword Heifer Point Quadrangle
Keyword Purgatory Canyon Quadrangle
Keyword La Plata Quadrangle
Keyword Chimney Rock Quadrangle
Keyword Waterflow Quadrangle
Keyword Youngs Lake 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 USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Address Colorado State Office
Address DFC Bldg. 56, Rm. 2605
Address P. O. Box 25246
City Denver
State or Province CO
Postal Code 80225
Country
Contact Voice Telephone 720-544-2850
Contact Facsimile Telephone
Contact Electronic Mail Address william.shoup@co.usda.gov
Hours of Service
Contact Instructions
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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 boundary of this survey is matched to the adjacent SSURGO certified surveys of Cortez Area, Colorado, Parts of Dolores and Montezuma Counties; La Plata County Area, Colorado; Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona; and San Juan County, Utah, Navajo Indian Reservation. Feature edges and labels do not match.
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 5 acres.
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey of Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form text, table, map
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Publication Place
Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2005
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Contribution information for soil map unit delineations and data on soil properties
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Source Citation
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Originator U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date 1997
Publication Time
Title multiple 7.5 minute orthophotographs
Geospatial Data Presentation Form remote sensing image
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Publication Place Menlo Park, California
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation USGS1
Source Contribution compilation base
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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 annotated overlays
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
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Publication Place
Publisher
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Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media stable-base material
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2003
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Contribution scanning and digitizing source
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date Unpublished
Publication Time
Title digitized soils of Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
Publication Information
Publication Place
Publisher
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media CD-ROM
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference 2005
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Contribution digital soils data used for digital editing and SSURGO review
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date 1999
Publication Time
Title multiple 7.5 minute digital orthophotographs
Geospatial Data Presentation Form remote sensing image
Publication Information
Publication Place Menlo Park, California
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation USGS2
Source Contribution reference for digital editing
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Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2004
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Cortez Area, Colorado, Parts of Dolores and Montezuma Counties
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Contribution certified SSURGO data used for survey boundary edge matching
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2005
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for La Plata County Area, Colorado
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Source Contribution certified SSURGO data used for survey boundary edge matching
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2005
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Source Contribution certified SSURGO data used for survey boundary edge matching
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2004
Publication Time
Title Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for San Juan County, Utah, Navajo Indian Reservation
Geospatial Data Presentation Form map
Publication Information
Publication Place Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Other Citation Details
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Source Contribution certified SSURGO data used for survey boundary edge matching
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication Date 2005
Publication Time
Title National Soil Information System (NASIS) data base
Geospatial Data Presentation Form tabular digital data
Publication Information
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 attribute (tabular) information
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
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
Publication Information
Publication Place
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 NRCS8
Source Contribution Source of digital revision
Process Step
Process Description Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico does not have a previously published soil survey. Field procedures for the second order soil survey included plotting soil boundaries on multiple orthophotographs, based upon field observations and interpretations of remotely sensed data. Major fieldwork for the Soil Survey of Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico began in 1998. Boundaries were identified by traversing and transecting the landscape. Soil scientists described and sampled the soils, analyzed samples in the laboratory, and statistically analyzed the data. The soil survey classification and map unit names were finalized at the final correlation in February, 2005.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Process Date 2005
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description Soil delineations, special soil features and labels were manually compiled from field sheets to stable-base overlays registered to 1:24,000 scale orthophotographs. Compilation was performed by NRCS staff at Durango, Colorado. The annotated overlays were raster scanned by Midwestern Graphics in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Raster editing, vector conversion, vector editing, edge matching and labeling were performed by staff at the Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) office in Lakewood, Colorado. Four control points corresponding to the four corners of each 7.5 minute quadrangle were used for registration during data scanning and editing. Quadrangle neatlines were dissolved, and node to node joins were performed to produce a seamless survey-wide soil coverage. Map units were labeled on-screen. Special soil feature were manually digitized from the scanned overlays. The digital data were returned to staff at the Durango, Colorado office for review and editing. Soil delineations were adjusted on-screen to better match landscape features, using digital orthophotography as a reference.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS2
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS2
Process Date 2005
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The updated digital files were submitted to the NRCS Regional SSURGO Digitizing Center in Salina, Kansas for SSURGO review. The soil survey boundary was edge matched to the adjacent SSURGO certified surveys of Cortez Area, Colorado, Parts of Dolores and Montezuma Counties; La Plata County Area, Colorado; Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona; and San Juan County, Utah, Navajo Indian Reservation. For quality control, a ten percent quality assurance review was done by a senior soil scientist at the MLRA office in Phoenix, Arizona. The spatial data, metadata and tabular files were evaluated using ArcGIS 8.3 and the May 2004 ArcInfo SSURGO evaluation AMLs provided by NCGC. The certified data were uploaded to the NRCS Soil Data Warehouse for archiving and distribution.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS4
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS5
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS6
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS7
Process Date 2005
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The National Soil Information System database was developed by NRCS soil scientists according to national standards and specifications.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NRCS3
Process Date 2005
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 2005-12-12
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 current 20051212 dataset was exported to the Soil Data Mart, in part, to comply with National Bulletin 430-5-7. Where applicable, updates included changing NODIG to NOTCOM (spatial files), recalculation of surface O horizons organic matter content in forested areas, and population of hydric data elements necessary to generate a national list.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2005-12-12
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 2006-09-11
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 2006-09-11
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 2006-12-20
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 export was done primarily to meet the data population requirements outlined in National Soil Bulletin 430-5-7. The major changes to the dataset involved population ofAlbedo dry, Component 3D Surface Morphometry, Component Slope Shape, Component Aspect, Component Parent Material, and Horizon Structure for the surface mineral layer only. The Brief Map Unit Description Report was also calculated. All National Interpretations, Department of Homeland Security, and Military Interpretations were included in the export.All obsolete stored interpretations, with the exception of Hydric, in the Component Interpretations table were deleted. Slope shape and slope aspect were determined from DEMs utilizing ArcGIS tools. Where multiple slope shapesand slope aspects were determined for a map unit, thepredominant slope shape, or slope aspect, was entered as the RVfor all components in the map unit. Values for Albedo were populated for components where a taxonomic unit description was available. For many higher taxons (boralfs, cryoboralfs) in the older surveys a representative profile description was not available to assign Albedo. Albedo was left blank for these components.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2007-01-08
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 2008-01-25
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 2008 data export contains the following changes and updates from previous versions: AASHTO Group calculations were run to provide for new Local Roads and Street interpretations. New irrigation (General, Micro, Sprinkler, & Surface) interpretations were added. ENG - Hydrologic Soil Group Generator was added to this Export. Standard Pond Reservoir interpretation was modified. ENG - Construction Materials; Gravel Source interpretation was modified. Prime and other Important Farmland classification ratings were reviewed and, where necessary, edited to be more consistent in accordance with NSSH standards.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NASIS
Process Date 2008-01-28
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description The spatial data for the Soil Survey of Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and 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 NRCS8
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 2014-01-02
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 2014-01-02
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 Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and 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. Special features are described in the feature table. It includes an area symbol, feature label, feature name, and feature description for each special and ad hoc feature in the survey area.
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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