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NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools

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Sources for downloading data from NRCS
Customization
Tools for interpreting soils data
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Map products

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  • 2 sources for downloading data. Please note that Soil Data Mart is no longer available.
  • Data is from NRCS as well as other sources
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    • 1. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Amy Koch GIS Specialist USDA NRCS USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider
    • 2. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    • 3. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    • 4. NRCS Geospatial Data Sources
    • 5.  One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data  Download datasets for large extents  Multiple data layers available  FTP downloads are free http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov
    • 6. http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov  Examples of available data layers:  Soils  Elevation (National Elevation Dataset)  Hydrologic Units (Watershed Boundary Dataset)  NRCS Conservation Easements  National census data (TIGER 2010)
    • 7. http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov  Soils data – available formats:  Spatial (shapefile)  Tabular (database)  Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO) ○ Raster data layer ○ State-wide coverage ○ Data refreshed May 2014 ○ Derived from vector map ○ “Ready to map” attributes
    • 8. START HERE Options available for ordering data
    • 9. http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/  Source for downloading soil survey data  Download data for individual soil survey areas or Area of Interest (AOI)  Upload shapefile to create custom AOI  One-click free download (zip file)
    • 10. START HERE IMPORTANT ! Browser requirements
    • 11. http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/ 1 2 3 It’s as easy as “1, 2, 3”!
    • 12. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    • 13. Soil Data Viewer  Simple tool for joining spatial and tabular data  Runs as Add-in to ArcMap  Creates soil-based thematic maps  Soil properties  Interpretations  Uses survey data from Web Soil Survey  Only one survey can be loaded at a time
    • 14. Soil Data Viewer http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/home/?cid=nrcs142p2_053620
    • 15. Soil Data Viewer
    • 16. SoilWeb (UC Davis)  Google Earth interface  Utilizes NRCS soil data  Available as online soil browser  Smartphone App (iPhone and Droid) http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/soilweb/
    • 17. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    • 18. NRCS geospatial data and tools  Geospatial Data Gateway  One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources geodata  http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/  Web Soil Survey  Interactive tool for making customized soil maps  http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/  Soil Data Viewer  ArcGIS Add-In for merging spatial and tabular data  SoilWeb (UC Davis)  Google Earth interface  http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/soilweb/
    • 19. Need more information?  Contact me: Amy Saunders Koch Hilo Federal Building Room 305 808-933-8351 amy.koch@hi.usda.gov  Learn more:  Geospatial Data Gateway  Web Soil Survey  Soil Data Viewer  SoilWeb  www.nrcs.usda.gov USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider