EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Soil Associations, Wisconsin 2008

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Description
This layer consists of a polygon layer at 1:250,000 scale (WI_SoilAssociations_2008'/'sasppoly') used in preparing the GCSM, and containing information on Wisconsin soils. This layer includes data about soil associations. By definition, a soil association is a landscape that has a distinctive proportional pattern of soils; it normally consists of one or more major soils and at least one minor soil, and is named for the major soil. The soil associations layer was digitized from the 1:250,000-scale compilation sheets of a 1968 soils map of Wisconsin (Hole et. al). The soil associations in this coverage were subsequently grouped into 4 'soil characteristics' categories in the layer 'WI_SoilCharacteristics_2008'/'schppoly', for use in the GCSM. For the purposes of the GCSM, soil depth was considered to extend from the land surface to 5 feet below the land surface.
Collection
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Place(s)
Wisconsin, United States
Subject(s)
Geoscientific Information, Farming, Landscapes, Pedology, Soils, Soil types, and Soil associations
Year
2008
Held by
Wisconsin
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