Soils

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Description:



Newton was clipped from the Middlesex County Soil Survey published by MassGIS. The Soils datalayer was automated from 1:25,000 published soils surveys as provided on various media by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 

This data set is not designed for use as a primary regulatory tool in permitting or siting decisions, but may be used as a reference source.

Maps that use NRCS SSURGO data must show the source (NRCS) and date and, space permitting, contain the following notation: 

"This Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) data base was produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service and cooperating agencies for the Soil Survey of Middlesex County, MA. The soils were mapped at a scale of 1:25,000 with a three acre minimum size delineation. Enlargement of these maps to scales greater than that at which they were originally mapped can cause misunderstanding of the detail of mapping. If enlarged, maps do not show the small areas of contrasting soil that could have been shown at a larger scale. The depicted soil boundaries and interpretations derived from them do not eliminate the need of onsite sampling, testing, and detailed study of specific sites for intensive uses. Thus, this map and its 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."

Features and Attributes:

 

            Polygons represent soil areas classified by Map Unit from the published soils surveys as provided on various media by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

 

Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

 

 

 

 

 

MUSYM

MUSYM

Map Unit symbol

Text

6

MUKEY

MUKEY

Map Unit key for linking to survey tables

Text

6

CODE

CODE

Map Unit as appears in survey

Text

6

SLOPE

SLOPE

Slope of landscape

Text

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

***coded values***

 

 

 

 

A

0-3%

 

 

 

B

3-8%

 

 

 

C

8-15%

 

 

 

D

15-25%

 

 

 

E

25-35%

 

 

 

0

Water or urban land (no slope)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUNAME

MUNAME

Map Unit name

Text

180

Last Updated:            August, 2008


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