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Electronic Delivery of Soil Survey Information for Alabama. September 23, 2004. Progression of Soil Survey Info (tabular & spatial) : 1) Soil Data Warehouse (SDW) 2) Soil Data Mart (SDM). Progression of Soil Survey Data to the Soil Data Mart. SDW / SDM Purpose:.

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Electronic delivery of soil survey information for alabama

Electronic Delivery of Soil Survey Informationfor Alabama

September 23, 2004


Progression of soil survey info tabular spatial 1 soil data warehouse sdw 2 soil data mart sdm

Progression of Soil Survey Info (tabular & spatial):1) Soil Data Warehouse (SDW)2) Soil Data Mart (SDM)


Electronic delivery of soil survey information for alabama

Progression of Soil Survey Data to the

Soil Data Mart


Sdw sdm purpose

SDW / SDM Purpose:

  • Provide a single point of delivery of official soil survey data & information for

    • NRCS eFOTG

    • SSURGO

    • Customer Service Toolkit/Soil Data Viewer

    • Technical Service Providers

    • General public

    • Computer Models

  • Provide national coverage


Sdw sdm content

SDW / SDM Content:

  • Tabular data (soil chemical & physical data; interpretations)

  • Digitized spatial data (SSURGO)

    • soil polygons; soil survey area boundaries

  • Federal Geographic Data Committee compliant metadata file

  • Data available for partial Soil Survey Area (SSA) or whole SSA

  • Data certified by Alabama State Soil Scientist


Function of soil data warehouse

Function ofSoil Data Warehouse

  • Houses current and archived versions of official data (tabular & spatial)

  • State Office use only


Function of soil data mart

Function ofSoil Data Mart

  • Provides access to only the “current” version of official data

  • Web accessible

  • Linked to eFOTG (by 12/31/04)


Features of soil data mart

Features of Soil Data Mart

  • Generate standard reports

    • Choose selected map units, or whole SSA

  • Download spatial and/or tabular data via ftp

  • Download MS Access database template for tabular data

    • national or state-specific


Sdw sdm timeline

SDW / SDM Timeline:

  • Re-certify existing SSURGO

  • Load remaining SSA data

  • Link eFOTG Sec. II to SDM

    By 12/31/04


Notification of posting to sdm

Notification of Posting to SDM:

  • FO, RSS, MLRA-PL will be notified by letter when tabular/spatial data is posted to SDM

  • “Subscribe” at SDM to be notified of updates


Electronic delivery of soil survey information for alabama

Posted to SDM

as of 9/14/04


How to access soil data mart

How to Access Soil Data Mart:

  • http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/

  • http://soils.usda.gov/

  • Through eFOTG (Sec. II – Soils)


Select a state

Select a State


Select a county or ssa

Select a County or SSA


Select a ssa

Select a SSA


To generate soil reports

To Generate Soil Reports:


Generate reports select map units report

Generate Reports:Select Map Units & Report


Electronic delivery of soil survey information for alabama

Example of a Soil Report:


Subscribe to be notified of updates

“Subscribe” to be notified of updates:


Fill out info to subscribe

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