Washington SOILS

Data format: SDE Feature Class

File or table name: ROPA.SOILS

Coordinate system: Lambert Conformal Conic

Theme keywords: soils, soil survey, PFLG

Abstract: Information for SOILS data layer was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent soil surveys. PFLG was a five-year mapping program completed in 1980 for the purpose of forestland taxation. It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue. The Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service (now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS), USDA Forest Service and Washington State University conducted soil mapping cooperatively following national soil survey standards. Private lands having the potential of supporting commercial forests were surveyed along with interspersed small areas of State lands, Indian tribal lands, and federal lands. Because this was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were included within some survey areas. After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soil map unit delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system. Remaining PFLG soil attributes were later added and are now available through associated lookup tables. SCS (NRCS) soils data on agricultural lands also have been subsequently added to this data layer. The SOILS data layer includes approximately 1,100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data. State and private lands which have the potential of supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed. Some Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed. Because this was a cooperative soils survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were also included within some survey areas. After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soils delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system. Remaining PFLG soil attributes were added at a later time and are now available through associated lookup tables. SCS soils data on agricultural lands also have subsequently been added to this data layer. This layer includes approximately 1, 100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data (2,101 townships would provide complete coverage of the state of Washington).

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service, USDA Forest Service, Washington State University


Title:
Washington SOILS
*File or table name: ROPA.SOILS


Publication date: Unknown
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Online linkage: http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/dmmatrix.html


Description:
Abstract:
Information for SOILS data layer was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent soil surveys. PFLG was a five-year mapping program completed in 1980 for the purpose of forestland taxation. It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue. The Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service (now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS), USDA Forest Service and Washington State University conducted soil mapping cooperatively following national soil survey standards. Private lands having the potential of supporting commercial forests were surveyed along with interspersed small areas of State lands, Indian tribal lands, and federal lands. Because this was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were included within some survey areas. After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soil map unit delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system. Remaining PFLG soil attributes were later added and are now available through associated lookup tables. SCS (NRCS) soils data on agricultural lands also have been subsequently added to this data layer. The SOILS data layer includes approximately 1,100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data.  State and private lands which have the potential of supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed. Some Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed. Because this was a cooperative soils survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were also included within some survey areas. After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soils delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system. Remaining PFLG soil attributes were added at a later time and are now available through associated lookup tables. SCS soils data on agricultural lands also have subsequently been added to this data layer. This layer includes approximately 1, 100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data (2,101 townships would provide complete coverage of the state of Washington).

Purpose:
This data can be used for determining a variety of soils information that was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system and subsequent soil surveys.  See Abstract for more information.

Supplemental information:
This data layer relates to several INFO tables including; SOILS-CLASS, SOILS-CMPLX, SOILS-COMB, SOILS_MAIN, SOILS-PFLG, and SOILS.CROSS

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: unknown

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Irregular

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -124.755112
*East bounding coordinate: -116.911737
*North bounding coordinate: 49.049254
*South bounding coordinate: 45.486978

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 618062.000000
*Right bounding coordinate: 2502309.000000
*Top bounding coordinate: 1355564.000000
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 81877.000000

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: soils, soil survey, PFLG
Theme keyword thesaurus: Private Forest Land Grading

Place:
Place keywords: Washington State

Access constraints: WA ISB, IT Security, Data Category 1 - Public Information (See Security Information). External requests for this data should be directed to the WA DNR GIS Data Center web site (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/Data/Pages/gis_data_center.aspx).
Use constraints:
Use must comply with agency license agreement which can be viewed at:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/dataandmaps/nfoaov12-09-03.html

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Stephen Slaughter
Contact organization: WA Department of Natural Resources, Land Management Division
Contact position: Geologist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
WA Department of Natural Resources
City: Olympia
State or province: Washington
Postal code: 98504-7016
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (360) 902-1177


Contact electronic mail address: Stephen.Slaughter@dnr.wa.gov


Contact instructions:
For Soils Silviculture questions call:
Scott McLeod 
360-902-1641
Scott.McLeod@dnr.wa.gov

Security information:
Security classification system: WA ISB, Information Technology Security Standards, Policy 401-S4
Security classification: Public
Security handling description: Data Category 1 - Public Information: Public information is information that can be or currently is released to the public. It does not need protection from unauthorized disclosure, but does need integrity and availability protection controls. (Washington State Information Services Board, Information Technology Security Standards, Policy 401-S4, http://isb.wa.gov/policies/401S.doc).

*Native dataset format: SDE Feature Class
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500


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Data Quality Information:


Lineage:
Source information:
Source contribution:
Information for SOILS data layer was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent soil surveys.  PFLG was a five-year mapping program completed in 1980 for the purpose of forestland taxation.  It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue.  The Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service (now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS), USDA Forest Service and Washington State University conducted soil mapping cooperatively following national soil survey standards.  Private lands having the potential of supporting commercial forests were surveyed along with interspersed small areas of State lands, Indian tribal lands, and federal lands.  Because this was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were included within some survey areas.  After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soil map unit delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system.  Remaining PFLG soil attributes were later added and are now available through associated lookup tables.  SCS (NRCS) soils data on agricultural lands also have been subsequently added to this data layer.  The SOILS data layer includes approximately 1,100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data. 

State and private lands which have the potential of supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed.  Some Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed.  Because this was a cooperative soils survey project, agricultural and non-commercial forestlands were also included within some survey areas.

This layer includes approximately 1, 100 townships with wholly or partially digitized soils data (2,101 townships would provide complete coverage of the state of Washington).

Source time period of content:
Source currentness reference:
publication date

Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Source used citation abbreviation:
P:\dba_util\Metadata\ROPA\soils.xml


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: ROPA.SOILS
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 229524

ESRI terms description:
*Name: ROPA.SOILS
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 229524
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE
Feature description: Simple Polygons


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Washington_South_FIPS_4602_Feet
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983_HARN

Planar:
Map projection:
*Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert conformal conic:
*Standard parallel: 45.833333
*Standard parallel: 47.333333
*Longitude of central meridian: -120.500000
*Latitude of projection origin: 45.333333
*False easting: 1640416.666667
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 1.000000
*Ordinate resolution: 1.000000
*Planar distance units: survey feet

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
*Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
*Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

Vertical coordinate system definition:
Altitude system definition:
*Altitude resolution: 1.000000
*Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: ROPA.SOILS


Entity type:
*Entity type label: ROPA.SOILS
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 229524

Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 10
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SHAPE
*Attribute alias: SHAPE
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SOILS_ID
*Attribute alias: SOILS_ID
Attribute definition:
User-defined feature number.  It need not be unique and will be maintained by the system as the coverage is processed.  It can be used to represent an attribute for the feature or to relate additional attribute information to the feature.

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 8
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: PFLG_FLD_MAP_CD
*Attribute alias: PFLG_FLD_MAP_CD
Attribute definition:
Soil field mapping code unique to Private Forest Land Grading (PFLG) program survey area.  Multiple PFLG soil field mapping codes may be covered by one statewide soil symbol (ST.SOIL.SYM).

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 9
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: PFLG_SURV_CD
*Attribute alias: PFLG_SURV_CD
Attribute definition:
Soil survey area designation.  Soils survey areas defined by the Private Forest Land Grading Program (PFLG) and subsequent surveys.  Most soil survey areas are generally based on county location.  A few cross county boundaries or cover smaller areas within counties.  Code numbers above 55 represent soil survey areas established by non-PFLG soil survey programs.  For example, code 56 represents soils surveyed by the Soil Conservation Service in the west portion of Whatcom County.

*Attribute type: SmallInteger
*Attribute width: 2
*Attribute precision: 2
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 1
Enumerated domain value definition:
Adams

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 2
Enumerated domain value definition:
Asotin

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 3
Enumerated domain value definition:
Benton

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 4
Enumerated domain value definition:
Chelan

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 5
Enumerated domain value definition:
Clallam

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 6
Enumerated domain value definition:
Clark

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 7
Enumerated domain value definition:
Columbia

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 8
Enumerated domain value definition:
Cowlitz

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 9
Enumerated domain value definition:
Douglas

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 10
Enumerated domain value definition:
Ferry

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 11
Enumerated domain value definition:
Franklin

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 12
Enumerated domain value definition:
Garfield

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 13
Enumerated domain value definition:
Grant

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 14
Enumerated domain value definition:
Grays Harbor

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 15
Enumerated domain value definition:
Island

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 16
Enumerated domain value definition:
Jefferson

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 17
Enumerated domain value definition:
King

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 18
Enumerated domain value definition:
Kitsap

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 19
Enumerated domain value definition:
Kittitas

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 20
Enumerated domain value definition:
Klickitat

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 21
Enumerated domain value definition:
Lewis

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 22
Enumerated domain value definition:
Lincoln

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 23
Enumerated domain value definition:
Mason

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 24
Enumerated domain value definition:
Okanogan

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 25
Enumerated domain value definition:
Pacific

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 26
Enumerated domain value definition:
Pend Oreille

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 27
Enumerated domain value definition:
Pierce

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 28
Enumerated domain value definition:
San Juan

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 29
Enumerated domain value definition:
Skagit

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 30
Enumerated domain value definition:
Skamania

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 31
Enumerated domain value definition:
Snohomish

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 32
Enumerated domain value definition:
Spokane

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 33
Enumerated domain value definition:
Stevens

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 34
Enumerated domain value definition:
Thurston

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 35
Enumerated domain value definition:
Wahkiakum

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 36
Enumerated domain value definition:
Walla Walla

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 37
Enumerated domain value definition:
Whatcom

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 38
Enumerated domain value definition:
Whitman

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 39
Enumerated domain value definition:
Yakima

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 50
Enumerated domain value definition:
West Jefferson

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 51
Enumerated domain value definition:
East Jefferson

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 52
Enumerated domain value definition:
Tri-County (Grays Harbor/Pacific/Wahkiakum)

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 53
Enumerated domain value definition:
West Pierce

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 54
Enumerated domain value definition:
Snoqualmie Pass (east Pierce & east King)

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 55
Enumerated domain value definition:
West King

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 56
Enumerated domain value definition:
SCS Whatcom Soil Survey Area

Attribute:
*Attribute label: ST_SOIL_SYM
*Attribute alias: ST_SOIL_SYM
Attribute definition:
Soil type code assigned by Washington DNR

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: TOWN_ID
*Attribute alias: TOWN_ID
Attribute definition:
Township/Range & Direction from Willamette Meridian

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 7
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SOILD_NO
*Attribute alias: SOILD_NO
Attribute definition:
Unique statewide SOILS layer polygon number.  This number uniquely identifies every soil polygon mapped in the state.  It is derived by multiplying the township code by 10,000 and then adding the number stored in SOILS-ID for that polygon, i.e. (TWP.CODE * 10000) + SOILS-ID

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 8
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SHAPE.AREA
*Attribute alias: SHAPE.AREA


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SHAPE.LEN
*Attribute alias: SHAPE.LEN


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Overview description:
Entity and attribute overview:
The SOILS data resides in ESRI ARC/INFO format and includes many INFO attributes that describe the soils name, classification and characteristics.

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: Washingtion DNR Information Technology Division
Contact position: Data Distribution Manager


Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1509
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1790


Resource description: Downloadable data (by county) from http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/dmmatrix.html.


Distribution liability:
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Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Transfer size: varies by county
Dataset size: 250.737

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www3.wadnr.gov/dnrapp6/dataweb/dmmatrix.html

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20100723


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Stephen Slaughter
Contact organization: WA Department of Natural Resources, Land Management Division
Contact position: Geologist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
WA Department of Natural Resources
City: Olympia
State or province: Washington
Postal code: 90504-7016
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (360)902-1177


Contact electronic mail address: Stephen.Slaughter@wa.dnr.gov


Contact instructions:
For Soils Silviculture questions call:
Scott McLeod 
360-902-1641
Scott.McLeod@dnr.wa.gov

*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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