AGRASID: Land System Legend Table (AG30LSLG)

 
 
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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 Agriculture and Food, Conservation and Development Branch. Available: Alberta Soil Information Centre

Publication_Date:
February, 2001
Title: AG30LSLG: AGRASID Version 3.0 Land System Legend Table
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Tabular digital data.
Description:
Abstract:
Land systems are biophysical units with similar soils, climate and landscape characteristics within a municipality.
In Alberta these biophysical units are a generalization of the AGRASID 1:100,000 soil landscape polygons and accompanying descriptions. Therefore, the land systems legend included with AGRASID was generated from AGRASID soil landscape data. The Land System Legend file AG30LSLG  describes the attributes of  land systems with in the agricultural (white) area of the province. This file links to the AG30 Polygon Attribute Table using the "LS_SYM" field.
Purpose:
To provide soil information at a regional scale in order to facilitate municipal conservation planning.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Februrary 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:
Land Systems, Soil Inventory Database
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 (ASIC) 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: AG30LSLG
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LS_SYM: Land System symbol. This field is a unique identifier (primary key) for each land system. It is a concatenation of [ECO_REG]+[ECO_DIST]+[LSYS_NO]+[LS_COMP] present in the AG30 polygon attribute table. This primary key allows the linkage of AG30LSLG to the AG30 polygon attribute table.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME: A unique geographic name given to each land system.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MORPHOL: Morphological descriptor (Table 4.2 Procedures Manual)
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: SOIL_ZONE: Soil zone defined by SCA number.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AG_CLIMATE: Agricultural climate rating from the Ecodistricts legend (Table 4.1 , CAESA-SIP Procedures Manual)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORD1: Soil order of 1st representative soil.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORD2: Soil order of 2nd representative soil.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR1: 1st major representative soil (greater than 20 percent of land system).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR2: 2nd major representative soil (greater than 20 percent of land system).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR3: 3rd major representative soil (greater than 20 percent of land system).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MINOR1: 1st minor representative soil (between 5 and 20 percent of land system).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MINOR2: 2nd minor representative soil (between 5 and 20 percent of land system).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURFORM1: 1st representative landscape model (surface form and relief).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURFORM2: 2nd representative landscape model (surface form and relief).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURFORM3: 3rd representative landscape model (surface form and relief).

Distribution Information

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: INFO, Dbase
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 0.137
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: 20010126
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.fgdc.gov/metadata/csdgm/
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Table 3.3 order

ORDERDESCRIPTION
BR Brunisolic
CH Chernozemic
GL Gleysolic
LU Luvisolic
OR Organic
RG Regosolic
SZ Solonetzic
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on February 25, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 15, 2015.