United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Amy Koch
GIS Specialist
USDA NRCS
USDA is a...
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
 Acquisition
 Sources for downloading data from NRCS
 Customization
 Tools for interpre...
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
 Acquisition
 Sources for downloading data from NRCS
 Customization
 Tools for interpre...
NRCS Geospatial Data Sources
 One Stop Source for environmental and
natural resources data
 Download datasets for large extents
 Multiple data layer...
http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov
 Examples of available data layers:
 Soils
 Elevation (National Elevation Dataset)
 H...
http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov
 Soils data – available formats:
 Spatial (shapefile)
 Tabular (database)
 Gridded So...
START HERE
Options available
for ordering data
http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/
 Source for downloading soil survey data
 Download data for individual soil surve...
START HERE
IMPORTANT !
Browser
requirements
http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/
1
2
3
It’s as easy
as “1, 2, 3”!
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
 Acquisition
 Sources for downloading data from NRCS
 Customization
 Tools for interpre...
Soil Data Viewer
 Simple tool for joining spatial and tabular data
 Runs as Add-in to ArcMap
 Creates soil-based themat...
Soil Data Viewer
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/home/?cid=nrcs142p2_053620
Soil Data Viewer
SoilWeb (UC Davis)
 Google Earth interface
 Utilizes NRCS soil data
 Available as online soil browser
 Smartphone App ...
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
 Acquisition
 Sources for downloading data from NRCS
 Customization
 Tools for interpre...
NRCS geospatial data and tools
 Geospatial Data Gateway
 One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources geodata...
Need more information?
 Contact me:
Amy Saunders Koch
Hilo Federal Building
Room 305
808-933-8351
amy.koch@hi.usda.gov
 ...
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools
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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
  • NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools

    1. 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. 2. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    3. 3. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    4. 4. NRCS Geospatial Data Sources
    5. 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. 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. 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. 8. START HERE Options available for ordering data
    9. 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. 10. START HERE IMPORTANT ! Browser requirements
    11. 11. http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/ 1 2 3 It’s as easy as “1, 2, 3”!
    12. 12. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    13. 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. 14. Soil Data Viewer http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/home/?cid=nrcs142p2_053620
    15. 15. Soil Data Viewer
    16. 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. 17. NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools  Acquisition  Sources for downloading data from NRCS  Customization  Tools for interpreting soils data  Application  Map products
    18. 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. 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

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