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AGRASID: Basic Soil Evidence File (AG30MAS)

 
 
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 Identification information | Entity and attribute information | Distribution information | Metadata reference information

Identification Information

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:

Alberta Soil Information Centre. 2001.  AGRASID 3.0: Agricultural Region of Alberta Soil Inventory Database (Version  3.0).  Edited by J.A. Brierley, T.C. Martin, and D.J. Spiess.  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch; Alberta Agricultrue, Food and Rural Development, Conservation and Development Branch. Available: Alberta Soil Information Centre

Publication_Date:February , 2001
Title:AG30MAS: AGRASID Version 3.0 Basic Soil Evidence File
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:Tabular digital data.
Description:
Abstract:

The Basic Soil Evidence File (AG30MAS) contains data pertaining to the identified soils within each soil landscape polygon. The number of soils described for a polygon may vary depending upon the extent of each of the soils. Some fields contained within this file contain many blank values. However these fields are necessary because the information contained within them represents the data that the soil analyst recorded about the soils contained within a soil polygon.

Purpose
Contains data pertaining to the soil types indentified to each specific soil landscape polygon to provide the many relational links between the spatial data of a soil landscape polygon and the soils contained within each soil landscape polygon.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:  February 2001
Currentness_Reference:1998
Status:
Progress: Complete.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
As required.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.349368
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.716342
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.554289
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.923585
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Basic Soil Evidence
Theme_Keyword:
Digital Soils Database, AGRASID , Many to many soil relationships.
Access_Constraints:
Available for download at the Roping the Web site at the Alberta Soil Information Centre page.

Use_Constraints:
Acknowledge source with appropriate citation.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Windows NT Version 4.0 (Build 1381) Service Pack 5; ESRI ArcInfo 8.1.0.415


Entity and Attribute Information

Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: AG30MAS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POLYNUMB:  AGRASID Version 3.0 primary key field that provides the link to AG30 polygon attribute table  Key providing the linkage to the Agrasid Version 3.0 soil land scape polygons. Values may be repeated. Allowable values between 0 and 28370.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_WET: Soil drainage field categories identified in (Table 4.5 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_ORDER: Soil Order (Table 4.10 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual) The Soil Order codes are described in detail in the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998. publication.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_GG: Soil Great Group (Table 4.10 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual) The Great Group codes are described in detail in the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998. publication.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_SG: Soil Sub-Group (Table 4.10 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual) The Sub-Group codes are described in detail in the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998. publication.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_MOD: Soil Sub-Group Modifier (Table 4.8 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_PM: A unique set of Parent Material Texture codes developed specifically for the CAESA project
(Table 4.7 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_EXT: Extent of each identified soil type (Section 2.3.8 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_SYM: Soil Name (series) Symbol defined as a 3 uppercase letter code in the Alberta Soil Names File in AG30SNF.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAS_VARNT: Soil Variant is used to describe soils that are sufficiently different to warrant recognition but do not justify a new soil name due to limited geographic extent (see Table 4.9 in the Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEW_SYMBOL: This field contains a concatenated version of the Soil Name Symbol and Soil Variant variables discussed previously. The NEW_SYMBOL is a foreign key field used to join (or link) to the AG30SNF and link to the Soil Layer File AG30SLF.

Distribution Information

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: INFO, Dbase
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 4.173
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http :// extftp.agric.gov.ab.ca/asic/ag30/
Access_Instructions:

Metadata Reference Information

Metadata_Date: 20001207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:GIS Unit, Conservation and Development Branch, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Contact_Person: David Spiess
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:#206, 7000 - 113 Street J.G. O'Donoghue Building
City: Edmonton.
State_or_Province: Alberta.
Postal_Code: T6H 5T6.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (780)-427-3739
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

 
 
 
 
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This document is maintained by Laura Thygesen.
This information published to the web on February 15, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 31, 2017.