SampleSSURGOSoil Survey Geographic Data Base (SSURGO) are the soils across McLeod County.  Soils, Aerial Photos, and Sections are combined to illustrate the areas of soils within and relative to section lines and terrain features. The value of each polygon appears at its centroid. Each boundary does have a value and larger areas may require some attention to locate the value. Each township has been quartered and processed into pdf files which are available at the bottom for viewing. Each is approximately 3 MB.

The following information has been copied from the NRCS Metadata and explains how the SSURGO boundaries were established.

Originator - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Abstract - 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. The information was prepared by digitizing maps, by compiling information onto a planimetric correct base and digitizing, or by revising digitized maps using remotely sensed and other information.

This data set consists of georeferenced digital map data and computerized attribute data. The map data are in a soil survey area extent format and include a detailed, field verified inventory of soils and nonsoil areas that normally occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped. A special soil features layer (point and line features) is optional. This layer displays the location of features too small to delineate at the mapping scale, but they are large enough and contrasting enough to significantly influence use and management. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the National Soil Information System relational database, which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties.

1 SSURGO KEY          
Prime Farmland Map
Acoma NE
Acoma NW
Acoma SE
Acoma SW
Bergen NE 
Bergen NW
Bergen SE 
Bergen SW 
Collins NE 
Collins NW
Collins SE 
Collins SW 
Glencoe NE
Glencoe NW
Glencoe SE
Glencoe SW 
Hale NE
Hale NW
Hale SE
Hale SW 
Hassan Valley NE 
Hassan Valley NW 
Hassan Valley SE 
Hassan Valley SW 
Helen NE 
Helen NW 
Helen SE 
Helen SW 
Hutchinson NE
Hutchinson NW
Hutchinson SE
Hutchinson SW
Lynn NE 
Lynn NW 
Lynn SE 
Lynn SW 
Penn NE 
Penn NW 
Penn SE 
Penn SW 
Rich Valley NE 
Rich Valley NW 
Rich Valley SE 
Rich Valley SW 
Round Grove NE 
Round Grove NW 
Round Grove SE 
Round Grove SW 
Sumter NE 
Sumter NW 
Sumter SE 
Sumter SW 
Winsted NE 
Winsted NW 
Winsted SE
Winsted SW 

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