GIS22 GIS Coverage Defining Soils (SSURGO) on Konza Prairie (1982-present)


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The Konza Prairie soils dataset is derived from the USDA NRCS SSURGO soils definitions for Riley and Geary Counties (variant ca. 2012; The coverage contains MUSYM and Soil Names that correspond to the code. Additional and current SSURGO data is available from ( Associated metadata derived from NRCS SSURGO Metadata for: Riley County SSURGO Data - Geary County SSURGO Data

These data are available to download as zipped shapefiles (.zip), compressed Google Earth KML layers (.kmz), and associated EML metadata (.xml).

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Ratajczak, Z. . 2023. GIS22 GIS Coverage Defining Soils (SSURGO) on Konza Prairie (1982-present) . Environmental Data Initiative.

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GIS220: Konza Prairie SSURGO Soils: Konza Prairie Soils contains 1:24,000 soils polygons for the Konza Prairie Biological Station. The coverage was created by clipping and joining SSURGO quad coverages. MUSYM code differences across the Riley/Geary county line were reconciled to the Geary Co. code designations. These data originated from SSURGO certified coverages. 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.

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Friday, January 1, 1982 to Monday, December 30, 2019

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Friday, January 20, 2023