SSURGO Soils of Fire Island National Seashore, 20060921

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Soil Inventory and Monitoring Program
Publication_Date: 20060921
Title:
SSURGO Soils of Fire Island National Seashore, 20060921
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver, Colorado
Publisher: National Park Service, Geologic Resource Division (GRD)
Other_Citation_Details:
Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS)
Online_Linkage: http://nrdata.nps.gov/FIIS/nrdata/soils/FIIS_soil.xml
Description:
Abstract:
This data set was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and meets the standards and specifications on the National Park Service Soil Inventory and Monitoring Program, and is intended to serve as the official database for all agency applications regarding our soils resources. This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The information was prepared by digitizing maps, by compiling information onto a planimetric correct base and digitizing, or by revising digitized maps using remotely sensed and other information. This data set consists of georeferenced digital map data and computerized attribute data. The map data are in a soil survey area extent format and include a detailed, field verified inventory of soils and miscellaneous areas that normally occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped. A special soil features layer (point and line features) is optional. This layer displays the location of features too small to delineate at the mapping scale, but they are large enough and contrasting enough to significantly influence use and management. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the National Soil Information System relational database, which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties.
Purpose:
SSURGO depicts information about the kinds and distribution of soils on the landscape. The soil map and data used in the SSURGO product were prepared by soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey.
Supplemental_Information:
Digital versions of hydrography, cultural features, and other associated layers that are not part of the SSURGO data set may be available from the primary organization listed in the Point of Contact.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010507
Ending_Date: 20060802
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.235815
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.753171
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.786749
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.620188
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Soils
Theme_Keyword: IM Inventory
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Geoscientific Information
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: soil survey
Theme_Keyword: soils
Theme_Keyword: Soil Survey Geographic
Theme_Keyword: SSURGO
Theme_Keyword: Soil Resources Inventory
Theme_Keyword: SRI
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: Fire Island
Theme_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
Theme_Keyword: FIIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Patchogue
Place_Keyword: Moriches
Place_Keyword: Pattersquash Island
Place_Keyword: Howells Point Sayville
Place_Keyword: Bay Shore East
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: NERO
Place_Keyword: NRIM
Place_Keyword: FIIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Northeast Region NPS Regional Office
Place_Keyword: Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring Program
Place_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data. This data set is not designed for use as a primary regulatory tool in permitting or citing decisions, but may be used as a reference source. This is public information and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions that they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these maps for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Photographic or digital enlargement of these maps to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. If enlarged, maps do not show the small areas of contrasting soils that could have been shown at a larger scale. The depicted soil boundaries, interpretations, and analysis derived from them do not eliminate the need for onsite sampling, testing, and detailed study of specific sites for intensive uses. Thus, these data and their interpretations are intended for planning purposes only. Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division
Contact_Position: Soil Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division
Address:
Soil Inventory and Monitoring Program
Address:
P.O. Box 25287
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0287
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303.987.6948
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Pete_Biggam@nps.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://nrdata.nps.gov/FIIS/nrdata/soils/FIIS_graphic.pdf
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Soil Survey Area Overview
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PDF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Soil Inventory and Monitoring Program
Publication_Date: 20060921
Title:
Metadata for National Park Service - Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Fire Island National Seashore, New York
Online_Linkage: http://nrdata.nps.gov/FIIS/nrdata/soils/FIIS_soil.xml
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy is tested by manual
comparison of the source with hard copy plots and/or symbolized
display of the map data on an interactive computer graphic system.
Selected attributes that cannot be visually verified on plots or
on screen are interactively queried and verified on screen. In
addition, the attributes are tested against a master set of valid
attributes. All attribute data conform to the attribute codes in
the signed classification and correlation document and amendment(s).
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Certain node/geometry and topology GT- polygon/chain relationships
are collected or generated to satisfy topological requirements
(the GT-polygon corresponds to the soil delineation). Some of these
requirements include: chains must begin and end at nodes, chains
must connect to each other at nodes, chains do not extend through
nodes, left and right GT-polygons are defined for each chain
element and are consistent throughout, and the chains representing
the limits of the file are free of gaps. The tests of logical
consistency are performed using vendor software. All internal
polygons are tested for closure with vendor software and are checked
on hard copy plots. All data are checked for common soil lines (i.e.,
adjacent polygons with the same label). Edge locations generally do
not deviate from centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inch.

The quadrangles in this survey are edge matched to quadrangles in
adjacent SSURGO certified soil survey, Nassau County, New York, and the
survey area boundaries match.

All feature edges (polygon and line segments) match adjacent ones
in the edge matched survey area, however, some feature labels
don't match the adjacent feature labels in edge matched surveys.

Descriptive attributes (tabular information about the polygons and
line segments) were developed specifically for each survey area.
Although most don't match exactly, the descriptive attributes of
most polygon and line segments in this survey are nearly the same
as adjacent ones in edge matched soil surveys.
Completeness_Report:
A map unit is a collection of areas defined and named in terms of
their soil components or miscellaneous areas or both. Each map
unit differs in some respect from all others in a survey area and
each map unit has a symbol that uniquely identifies the map unit
on a soil map. Each individual area, point, or line so identified
on the map is a delineation.

Soil Scientists identify small areas of soils or miscellaneous areas
that have properties and behavior significantly different than the
named soils in the surrounding map unit. These minor components
may be indicated as special features. If they have a minimal effect
on use and management, or could not be precisely located, they many
not be indicated on the map.

A map unit has specified kinds of soils or miscellaneous areas
(map unit components), each with a designated range in
proportionate extent. Map units include one or more kinds of soil
or miscellaneous area. Miscellaneous areas are areas that have little
or no recognizable soil.

Specific National Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures
were used in the classification of soils, design and name of map
units, and location of special soil features. These standards are
outlined in Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993,
USDA, NRCS; Agricultural Handbook 436, Soil Taxonomy, 1995,
USDA, NRCS; and all Amendments; Keys to Soil Taxonomy,
(current issue) USDA, NRCS; National Soil Survey
Handbook, title 430-VI,(current issue) USDA, NRCS.

The actual composition and interpretive purity of the map unit
delineations were based on data collected by scientists during
the course of preparing the soil maps. Adherence to National
Cooperative Soil Survey standards and procedures is based on
peer review, quality control, and quality assurance. Quality
control is outlined in the memorandum of understanding for the
soil survey area and in documents that reside with the Natural
Resources Conservation Service state soil scientist. Four kinds
of map units are used in soil surveys: consociations, complexes,
associations, and undifferentiated groups.

Consociations - Consociations are named for the dominant soil.
In a consociation, delineated areas use a single name from the
dominant component in the map unit. Dissimilar components are
minor in extent. The soil component in a consociation may be
identified at any taxonomic level. Soil series is the lowest
taxonomic level. A consociation that is named as a miscellaneous
area is dominantly that kind of area and minor components do not
significantly affect the use of the map unit. The total amount of
dissimilar inclusions of other components in a map unit generally
does not exceed about 15 percent if limiting and 25 percent if
nonlimiting. A single component of a dissimilar limiting inclusion
generally does not exceed 10 percent if very contrasting.

Complexes and associations - Complexes and associations consist
of two or more  dissimilar components that occur in a regularly
repeating pattern. The total amount of other dissimilar components
is minor extent. The following arbitrary rule determines whether
complex or association is used in the name. The major components
of an association can be separated at the scale of mapping. In
either case, because the major components are sufficiently different
in morphology or behavior, the map unit cannot be called a
consociation. In each delineation of a complex or an association,
each major component is normally present though their proportions
may vary appreciably from one delineation to another. The total
amount of inclusions in a map unit that are dissimilar to any of
the major components does not exceed 15 percent if limiting and
25 percent if nonlimiting. A single kind of dissimilar limiting
inclusion usually does not exceed 10 percent.

Undifferentiated groups - Undifferentiated groups consist of two
or more components that are not consistently associated
geographically and, therefore, do not always occur together in
the same map delineation. These components are included in the
same named map unit because their use and management are the same
or very similar for common uses. Generally they are grouped together
because some common feature, such as steepness, stoniness, or
flooding, determines their use and management. If two or more
additional map units would serve no useful purpose, they may be
included in the same unit. Each delineation has at least one of the
major components, and some may have all of them. The same principles
regarding the proportion of minor components that apply to
consociations also apply to undifferentiated groups. The same
principles regarding proportion of inclusion apply to
undifferentiated groups as to consociations.

Minimum documentation consists of three complete soil profile
descriptions that are collected for each soil added to the legend,
one additional per 3,000 acres mapped; three 10 observation
transects for each map unit, one additional 10 point transect per
3,000 acres.

A defined standard or level of confidence in the interpretive
purity of the map unit delineations is attained by adjusting the
kind and intensity of field investigations. Field investigations
and data collection are carried out in sufficient detail to name
map units and to identify accurately and consistently areas of
about 4 acres.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of these digital data is based upon their
compilation to base maps that meet National Map
Accuracy Standards at a scale of 1 inch equals 1,000
feet. The difference in positional accuracy between the
soil boundaries and special soil features locations in the
field and their digitized map locations is unknown. The
locational accuracy of soil delineations on the ground varies
with the transition between map units.

For example, on long gently sloping landscapes the transition
occurs gradually over many feet. Where landscapes change
abruptly from steep to level, the transition will be very
narrow. Soil delineation boundaries and special soil features
generally were digitized within 0.01 inch of their locations on
the digitizing source. The digital map elements are edge matched
between data sets. The data along each quadrangle edge are
matched against the data for the adjacent quadrangle. Edge
locations generally do not deviate from centerline to centerline
by more than 0.01 inch.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 1975
Title:
Soil Survey of Suffolk County, New York
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: atlas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Source_Scale_Denominator: 20000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Source_Currentness_Reference:
final correlation date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Source_Contribution:
source of soil map unit delineations, soil
symbols and special soil features locations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 1975
Title:
publication annotation overlays
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Source_Scale_Denominator: 20000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Source_Currentness_Reference:
final correlation date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS2
Source_Contribution:
final publication negatives used to develop ratioed
film positives
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: unpublished material
Title:
ratioed film positives of publication annotation overlays
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Source_Currentness_Reference:
final correlation date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS1
Source_Contribution:
source material for special soil features,
soil polygons and soil attributes
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
multiple 3.75 minute orthophotographic quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1994
Ending_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference:
date aerial photography was flown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS2
Source_Contribution:
base material for compilation and a reference for
compilation of cultural features
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1954-1968
Title:
multiple 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1954
Ending_Date: 1968
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS1
Source_Contribution:
source for county boundaries
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: unpublished material
Title:
annotated soil delineation overlays
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1994
Ending_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference:
date aerial photography was flown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS3
Source_Contribution:
scanning source
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 20010507
Title:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Suffolk County, New York
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20010507
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS4
Source_Contribution:
re-archiving source
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
National Soil Information System (NASIS) data base
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type_of_Source_Media: database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2004
Ending_Date: 2004
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Source_Contribution:
attribute (tabular) information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 20010507
Title:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Suffolk County, New York
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20010507
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS5
Source_Contribution:
re-archiving source
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Suffolk County had a previously published soil
survey, 1975, at 1:20000 scale.  An evaluation was made of the soil
survey in 1996.  It was determined that the soil map unit delineations
and map unit components were accurate.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Process_Date: 1996
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Ratioed film positives, at 1:12000 scale, were
made from the final publication negatives.  Soil map unit delineations,
soil symbols and special soil features were manually compiled from the
ratioed film positives to an overlay registered to 3.75 minute
orthophotographic quadrangles.  Errors from the published soil survey
were corrected and map unit boundaries were refined, as needed to the
orthophotographic image.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS2, NRCS1, NRCS2
Process_Date: 1999
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The 3.75 minute quadrangle annotated soil delineation
overlays were raster scanned by Midwest Graphics, Kenosha, Wisconsin at
250 dpi on an Intergraph Anatech scanner in rlc format.  Four control
points corresponding to the four corners on the 3.75 minute quadrangles
were used for registration during data collection.  The data were sent
to the Wisconsin Digitizing Unit, Madison, Wisconsin.  The county
boundaries were manually digitized from the 7.5 minute U.S. Geological
Survey topographic quadrangles and later adjusted to the 3.75 minute
orthophotographic quadrangles in LT4X version 4.1.1 on a Sun UNIX
Workstation, exported to GRASS, snapped together in GRASS Version 4.13
and then imported back to LT4X.  The special soil features were manually
digitized from the scanning source in LT4X Version 4.1.1. at a
resolution of at least 0.01 inch.  The raster editing, labeling, edge
matching, vector conversion and editing were done in LT4X Version 4.1.1.
The data were created and maintained in North American Datum of 1983.
Check plots of the soils and special soil features were reviewed by the
digitizing unit staff, Madison, Wisconsin.  A ten percent review of the
soils and special soil features were reviewed by the Major Land
Resources Area (MLRA), Amherst, Massachusetts.  The soils and special
soil features data were run through a series of LT4X macros for
correctness and completeness.  These macros smoothed out and thinned
out linework, added nodes for every 3000 vertices, added corner nodes
and snapped nodes across the neatlines.  The special soil features data
were run through an additional LT4X macro.  The digital soils and
special soil features data were exported as Digital Line Graph-3
Optional format files in LT4X.  The DLG-3 Optional format files were
evaluated with the October 1998 ARC/INFO SSURGO evaluation AMLs provided
by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation
Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Upon successful completion of evaluating the data, the DLGs were
rewritten from the ARC/INFO Version 7.11.  The new DLGs were reviewed
again with the SSURGO evaluation AMLs.  Upon successful completion of
the data, the DLGs were processed with the October 1998 archiving AMLs
provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources
Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS2, USGS1, NRCS3
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Map Unit Interpretations Record data base
was developed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service soil
scientists according to national standards.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
SCS1
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The online SSURGO data were imported into ARC/INFO Version 8.3 at the
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wisconsin Digitizing Unit.  The
SSURGO data were processed with May 2004 re-archiving AMLs provided by
the National Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas (NCGC)
for compliance with the new format required for distribution purposes.
The SSURGO data were submitted to the Soil Data Warehouse for archival
and distribution.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS4
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use.  A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated.  The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20041216
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse.  A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse.  The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart.  The
spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20041222
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The online SSURGO data were imported into ARC/INFO Version 9.1 at the
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wisconsin Digitizing Unit.  Soil
line work and attribute data were updated along the county border with
Nassau County to create a more accurate join.  The SSURGO data were
processed with May 2004 re-archiving AMLs provided by the National
Cartography and Geospatial Center, Fort Worth, Texas (NCGC).  The SSURGO
data were submitted to the Soil Data Warehouse for archival and
distribution.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NRCS5
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20051121
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial
data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20051121
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20051212
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial
data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20051214
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060710
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial
data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060711
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060724
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units
link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined
data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned
version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to
the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components
were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil
data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial
data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060724
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or
delegate, upon completion of data quality verification, determined
that the tabular data should be released for official use. A
selected set of map units and components in the soil survey legend was
copied to a staging database, and rating values for selected
interpretations were generated. The list of selected interpretations is
stored in the database table named sainterp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060802
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A set of brief map unit descriptions were added to the data export.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist or delegate verified that the labels on the digitized soil map units link to map units in the tabular database, and certified the joined data sets for release to the Soil Data Warehouse. A system assigned version number and date stamp were added and the data were copied to the data warehouse. The tabular data for the map units and components were extracted from the data warehouse and reformatted into the soil data delivery data model, then stored in the Soil Data Mart. The spatial data were copied to the Soil Data Mart without change.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060802
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The tabular data were extracted from the data mart without change. The spatial data's coordinate system was transformed to UTM Zone 18, Northern Hemisphere (NAD 83) using ESRI ArcObjects 8.3 "ConvertFeatureClass" and exported to an ESRI shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NASIS
Process_Date: 20060826
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.  NPS
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\Soil_Workspace\FIIS\soil_ny103\soil_metadata_ny103
Process_Date: 20060921
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The National Park Service, Soil Resources Inventory Program clipped the soil survey area to the extent of the park boundary using the current administrative NPS park boundary coverage dated Aug 2006.  Process completed using ESRI ArcGIS 9.1 Geo processing "Clip" and exported to an ESRI shapefile ("PARK CODE"_Soil.shp).  The resulting Soil.shp table of attributes includes the NUMANE from the corresponding soil database.  GIS acreages where calculated with the NPS AlaskaPak utility based on the park UTM projection and added as an attribute.

The component soils survey database was edited to reflect only the MuKey's of corresponding spatial soil survey area represent by soil shapefile.  GIS acreages are use to update the soil survey database.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NPS
Process_Date: 20060906
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Bison\Buffalo\nps\Databases\FIIS\Soil\FIIS_Soil
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 92
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FIIS_Soil
Entity_Type_Definition:
Special Soil Features represent soil, miscellaneous area, or landform features that are too small to be digitized as soil delineations (area features).
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Classification and Correlation of the Soils of the State of New York
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREASYMBOL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPATIALVER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUSYM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUKEY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUNAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIM_MILE
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Map Unit Delineation Polygons
Entity_Type_Definition:
A soil map delinates areas occupied by different kinds of soil, each of which has a unique set of interrelated properties characteristic of the material from which it formed, its environment, and its history.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1993. Soil Survey Manual. Soil Surv. Staff, U.S. Dep. Agric. Handb. 18.
Attribute:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AreaSymbol
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Survey Area Symbol
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Logically identifies the corresponding survey area.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Spatialver
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Spatial Data Version
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Logically identifies the corresponding spatial data version.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: musym
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Map Unit Symbol
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Logically identifies the corresponding map unit.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: mukey
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Map Unit Key
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Links map unit boundary spatial record to the corresponding mapunit table record.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: muname
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Map Unit Name
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Links map unit boundary spatial record to the corresponding map unit name in the table record.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Acres
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Acres
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Value of the polygon defined by area value of acres.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Perim_Mile
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Perimeter Mile
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Perimeter of the associated polygon represented in mile units.
Attribute:
Attribute:
Attribute:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Map Unit Delineations are closed polygons that may be dominated
by a single soil or miscellaneous area component plus allowable
similar or dissimilar soils, or they can be geographic mixtures
of groups of soils or soils and miscellaneous areas.

The map unit symbol uniquely identifies each closed map unit
delineation. Each symbol corresponds to a map unit name. The
map unit key is used to link to information in the National
Soil Information System tables.

Map Unit Delineations are described by the National Soil
Information System database. This attribute database gives the
proportionate extent of the component soils and the properties for
each soil. The database contains both estimated and measured data
on the physical and chemical soil properties and soil
interpretations for engineering, water management, recreation,
agronomic, woodland, range, and wildlife uses of the soil.

The National Soil Information System database contains static
metadata. It documents the data structure and includes such
information as what tables, columns, indexes, and relationships
are defined as well as a variety of attributes of each of these
database objects. Attributes include table and column
descriptions and detailed domain information.

The National Soil Information System database also contains a
distribution metadata. It records the criteria used for selecting
map units and components for inclusion in the set of distributed
data.

Special features are described in the feature table.  It includes an
area symbol, feature label, feature name, and feature description for
each special and ad hoc feature in the survey area.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Soil Taxonomy: A basic system of soil classification for making and
interpreting soil surveys. Agricultural Handbook 436, 1999, USDA, SCS.

Keys to Soil Taxonomy (current issue), USDA, SCS.

National Soil Survey Handbook, Title 430-VI, part 647 (current
issue), USDA, NRCS.

Agricultural Handbook 18, Soil Survey Manual, 1993, USDA, SCS.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service, Geologic Resource Division, Soil Inventory and Monitoring Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 25287
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225-0287
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303.969.2091
Resource_Description: Fire Island National Seashore, New York SSURGO
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Compressed file format (.zip)
Format_Information_Content:
spatial and tabular
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip or equivalent
Transfer_Size: 4.0 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://nrdata.nps.gov/FIIS/nrdata/soils/FIIS_soil.zip
Access_Instructions:
Download ZIP file - contents ESRI shapefile and MS Access database
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
None
Turnaround: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060921
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Soils Inventory and Montioring Program
Contact_Person: Judy Daniels
Contact_Position: Project Manager, Soil Resources Data
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division
Address:
Soils Inventory and Monitoring Program
Address:
P.O. Box 25287
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0287
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303.969.2091
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Judith_Daniels@partner.nps.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://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/NPS_Profile.xml
Profile_Name: NPS NR and GIS Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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