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Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

    Title: soils
    Abstract: Soil types classified by soil series and depth.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    REQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set., REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release., soils.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTS38\C$\GISProjects\Starkey\Starkey.mdb

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    REQUIRED: Western-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
    REQUIRED: Eastern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
    REQUIRED: Northern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
    REQUIRED: Southern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
    REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (537)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.











    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Natural Resources Conservation Service soil surveys.

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Norm Cimon
    USDA Forest Service PNW Foresty & Range Experiment Station
    Starkey Data Administrator
    Forestry & Range Sciences Lab
    La Grande, Oregon 97850

    541-962-6551 (voice)
    541-962-6504 (FAX)

Why was the data set created?

Used in conjunction with plant community types to determine vegetative composition and potential on Starkey.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 1)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • \\LTS38\C$\Documents and Settings\ncimon\My Documents\Projects\GIS\Starkey CD (Maps).mdb

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints: None.

  1. Who distributes the data set?[Distributor contact information not provided.]

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 24-Feb-2004

Metadata author:
REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
c/o REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
REQUIRED: The city of the address., REQUIRED: The state or province of the address. REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual. (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:

Generated by mp version 2.7.3 on Tue Feb 24 14:39:19 2004