Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for New Jersey  
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Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for New Jersey
  Theme:   soil survey, soils, Soil Survey Geographic, SSURGO, geoscientificInformation 
  Place:   New Jersey, NJ, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, USA 
  Abstract:  This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Cooperative Soil Survey. The information was prepared by digitizing maps, compiling information onto a planimetric correct base and digitizing, or revising digitized maps using remotely sensed and other information.This data set consists of georeferenced digital spatial and attribute data. The spatial 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. The soil map units are linked to attributes from 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 characteristics and distribution of soils on the landscape. The soil map and data in SSURGO were prepared by soil scientists as part of the NRCS National Cooperative Soil Survey.
  Supplemental Information:  NRCS SSURGO countywide spatial data sets were merged into a statewide spatial data set for New Jersey by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS). SSURGO countywide relational database tables were also merged into statewide tables by NJOIT-OGIS.SSURGO tables included in this database are:Cointerp (Component Interpretation table), Comonth (Component Month table), Component (Component table), Cosoilmoist (Component Soil Moisture table), Mapunit (Mapunit table), Muaggatt (Mapunit Aggregated Attribute table). Other SSURGO tables may be added to subsequent database updates.Relationship classes were set up by NJOIT-OGIS between the spatial data and tables as specified in NRCS documentation.Information regarding SSURGO metadata and documentation is available from the NRCS web site at provides a yearly refresh of the official soil survey database (spatial and tabular) on October 1st of each year. NJOIT-OGIS will provide an annual update of the statewide spatial data set and tables as necessary.
Publisher Information
  Publisher:   New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems 
  Publication Place:   Trenton, New Jersey 
  Publication Date:   20160202 
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Spatial Domain:
  West Coordinate:   -74.888 
  East Coordinate:   -74.266 
  North Coordinate:   41.086 
  South Coordinate:   40.648 
  Coverage Area:   New Jersey 
Spatial Data Information:
  Data Type:   Vector 
  Data Format:   File Geodatabase Feature Class, Shapefile 
  Data Projection:   Transverse Mercator 
  Data Scale:   1:24000 
Status of the Data:
  Progress:   Complete 
  Data Update Frequency:   As needed 
Data Storage and Access Information:
  Access Constraints:  None
  Use Constraints:  NRCS: 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 byorganizations, 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 toreassign 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 data 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 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.NJOIT-OGIS: This data set is not a survey document and should not be used as such. The polygons delineated in this data set do not represent legal boundaries.For all data contained herein, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. The New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
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