GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "Soils - Generalized" (1998)
Description: This GIS data set is a digital general soil association map of North Carolina developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It consists of a broad based inventory of soils and nonsoil areas that occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped. The soil maps for STATSGO are compiled by generalizing more detailed soil survey maps. Where more detailed soil survey maps are not available, data on geology, topography, vegetation, and climate are assembled, together with Land Remote Sensing Satellite (LANDSAT) images. Soils of like areas are studied, and the probable classification and extent of the soils are determined. Map unit composition for a STATSGO map is determined by transecting or sampling areas on the more detailed maps and expanding the data statistically to characterize the whole map unit. This data set consists of georeferenced digital map data and computerized attribute data. The map data are collected in 1- by 2-degree topographic quadrangle units and merged and distributed as statewide coverages. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the Map Unit Interpretations Record relational data base which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties. STATSGO depicts information about soil features on or near the surface of the Earth. These data are collected as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey.
Keywords and Themes: General Soils Map, Soils, State Soil Geographic, State Soil Geographic (STATSGO)
Filename Prefix: gslnc ALSO INCLUDED: gslnctab.txt
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
Map Drive and FTP Help
Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/ncom200703/
Total size of data files: 10 MB
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Polygon
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: Meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Source Scale: 1:250000

Created by: U.S Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Released by: NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
Content Date:
Published Date:

Collection Name: NC OneMap - 3/12/2007
Physical Location:
Call Number:
Acquired Date: Downloaded Mar 12, 2007
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Public download and possible updated data are available from NC OneMap

Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 3035_NCOM0703