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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "CGIA: Soils, Detailed County Surveys" (198? - 200?)
Description: This data set is a digital soil survey and is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The information was collected 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 attribute data. The map data are in a county-wide format, based on 7.5 minute quadrangle basemaps and include a detailed, field verified inventory of soils and nonsoil areas that normally occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped.

This data was created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions which rely on the knowledge of soil conditions and a digital file for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS).

See the README.txt file for a list of counties available and their corresponding file names.

For the most current Certified NRCS SSURGO Soil Data, download from Soil Data Mart

Keywords and Themes: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database, Soil Surveys, Soils
Filename Prefix: varies
Tiled By: county
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.  
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Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/soils/
Total size of data files: varies
Data Type: ARC/INFO Coverages, Shapefiles
Feature Type: Polygon
Coordinate System: State Plane 1983
Datum: NAD83Map Units: meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Sub-Extent: Counties
Resolution: Sub-County
Source Scale: 1:24,000
Scale Note: 1:12,000-1:24,000

Created by: NRCS
Released by: NCCGIA
Content Date: 0
Published Date: 0

Collection Name: CGIA
Physical Location:
Call Number:
Acquired Date: 0
Distribution Restrictions: NCSU USE ONLY

Note: See the Description section above for public data download information.

Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 55_CGIA

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