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Farmland Classification: Santa Clara County, California, 2015

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This polygon shapefile depicts the California Department of Conservation Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program (FMMP) soil mapping units for the County of Santa Clara, California which meet the criteria for either Prime Farmland or Farmland of Statewide Importance as outlined in the United States Department of Agriculture Land Inventory and Monitoring (LIM) Project. These classifications are based on the document entitled "Soil Candidate Listing for Prime Farmland and Farmland of Statewide Importance, Santa Clara County," last updated Jan 31, 2011. These data are the official soil survey data for Santa Clara County compiled from the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Santa Clara County is divided into two soil surveys; a western part (CA 641, last updated: Tabular: Version 3, September 18, 2014. Spatial: Version 2, December 13, 2013) and an eastern part (CA 646, last updated Tabular: Version 9, September 25, 2014, Spatial: Version 4, September 19, 2014). This dataset combines those two surveys into one dataset that covers the entire county. 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, Farmland, Land use, Rural, Soil surveys, Soil chemistry, Soil structure, Soil erosion prediction, Soil moisture potential, Farming, Environment, and Geoscientific Information
Year
2015
Held by
Stanford
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