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Theme Lead Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Theme Lead: Dave Hoover; George Teachman (NRCS)

NGDA Soils Community


Committees and Work Groups

Geospatial Standards

Soils Theme Definition: Depicts the geography and attributes of the many kinds of soils found in the landscape at both large and small map scales. A Living dynamic resource providing a natural medium for plant growth and habitat for living organisms, soil recycles nutrients and wastes, stores carbon, and purifies water supplies. Soil has distinct layers (called ‘horizons’) that, in contrast to underlying geologic material, are altered by the interactions of climate, landscape features, and living organisms over time.

FGDC Geologic Subcommittee

FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee

Soil Geographic Data Standard (1997)

National Vegetation Classification Standard (Version 2) (2008)

Wetlands Mapping Standard (2009)

NGDA Soils Community

NGDA Soils Community

Community Type: A-16
Sponsor: FGDC
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