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Farmland Classification of Soils: Santa Clara County, California, 2015

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Description
This polygon shapefile depicts the farmland classification for soil map units in the County of Santa Clara, California as Prime Farmland, Farmland of Statewide Importance, Farmland of Local Importance or Unique Farmland. It identifies the location and extent of the soils that are best suited to food, feed, fiber, forage and oilseed crops. The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service policy and procedures on prime and unique farmlands are published in the "Federal Register," Vol. 43, No. 21, January 31, 1978. This layer is part of a collection of GIS data for Santa Clara County, California.The Santa Clara County Planning Office is part of the Department of Planning and Development. Their primary function is to plan and regulate land use and development within the unincorporated portions of Santa Clara County. Other responsibilities include policy analysis, GIS services, research and technical assistance relating to land use, housing, environmental protection, historic preservation and demographics. The Geographic Information Services Department has taken on all those activities related to GIS data and GIS process and procedures that cross organizational boundaries. Santa Clara County encompasses 15 cities and approximately 1.7 million people. This coverage can be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analyses of geospatial data.
Publisher
Santa Clara County (Calif.). Planning Office
Place(s)
Santa Clara County (Calif.)
Subject(s)
Agriculture, Soils--Classification, Soil surveys, Farming, and Geoscientific Information
Year
2015
Held by
Stanford
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