AGRASID: Soil Names File (AG30SNF)

 
 
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Identification Information

Citation:
Citation_Information:    Soil Names File
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 and Food, Conservation and Development Branch. Available: Alberta Soil Information Centre

Publication_Date:  February , 2001
Title: AG30SNF: AGRASID Version 3.0 Soil Names File
Description:
Abstract:

The Soil Names File (AG30SNF) contains information on all the soil names currently recognized in Alberta. The version of the Soil Names File provided is current to the date of  publishing of AGRASID30. However the file is updated and revised based upon the observations and feedback provided to the Alberta Soils Correlator. The Correlator makes additions and deletions to the file but changes to the database structure are not common. Updated versions of the Alberta Soils Names File (Generation 3) User's Handbook and Soil Correlation Area (SCA) Map of Alberta (2006) are now available in PDF format for viewing or downloading.
 
Purpose
Describes the characteristics of each soil named within a soil landscape polygon.  Explains the background information associated with the New-Symbol Field in the AG30MAS.
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:
Digital Soils Database, AGRASID, Soil Names, Soil Series.
Theme_Keyword:
Common-use word or phrase used to describe the subject of the data set. REQUIRED.
Access_Constraints:Available for download at the Roping the Web site at the Alberta Soil Information Center page Alberta Soil Information Centre.
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: AG30SNF
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 the key field used to join (or link) to the Alberta Basic Soil Evidence File AG30MAS and link to the Soil Layer File (AG30SLF).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SERIES: Soil series name. The variant is attached if the series is not modal.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VARIANT: The 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. Up to two variants may be associated with each soil name code (Table 4.9 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LU: Land Use - N = Native (Ah horizon) and A = Agricultural (Ap horizon)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SCA: Soil Correlation Area number.  The province is subdivided into 23 areas based upon climate, which in turn determine soil development, vegetation, soil use and management.  (Alberta SNF Group 1993)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DRAINAGE: Soil drainage class (ECSS 1982). These drainage classes are different from the drainage categories used for data capture in the CAESA project.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CALCAR: Calcareousness class of the first C horizon delineated. Classes are delineated in the field based on the amount of carbonates expressed as CaCO3 equivalent (ECSS 1982).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SALINITY: Salinity class of the most saline parent material. (ECSS 1982).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PM1_TEX: Texture of parent material 1 (usually the first C-horizon or in some cases the first material below the A-horizon) (ECSS 1982).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PM1_TYP: Genetic origin of the first parent material (ECSS 1982).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PM2_TEX: Texture of parent material 2 (ECSS 1982).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PM2_TYP: Genetic origin of the second parent material (ECSS 1982).
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: REPORT: Identifies where a representative soil profile can be found.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORDER: Soil Order, for further detail consult the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_GROUP: Soil Subgroup, for further detail consult the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G_GROUP: Soil Great Group, for further detail consult the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SG: Soil Sub-Group abbreviation (concatenated Sub-Group and Great Group), for further detail consult the Canadian System of Soil Classification 1998.
Attribute:
        Attribute_Label: SG_MOD: Identifies 'taxonomic' characteristics not recognized at the subgroup level.
       (Table 4.8 in the AGRASID Version 1.0 Procedures Manual)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CORRNOTE: Specific comments about soil name.
 
Distribution_Information

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: INFO
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 0.758
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
\\CDDGIS\GISMaster\soil_landscapes\agrasid_2.6\t27\100k\alberta\info\arc0012.dat
Access_Instructions: Local area network

Metadata Reference Information

Metadata_Date: 20001207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:  Conservation and Development Branch, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Contact_Person: David Spiess
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:  #206, 7000-113 St. J.G. O'Donoghue Building
City: Edmonton
State_or_Province: Alberta
Postal_Code: T6J 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.fgdc.gov/metadata/csdgm/
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on February 25, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 22, 2015.