Date: January 13, 2011
Subject: SOI – Correcting Errors
in Published Soil Surveys
Purpose: To provide guidelines on handling errors in the
Effective Date: January 13, 2011
It has been noted in some published soil surveys that there are errors such
as delineations within map unit symbols; delineations with different symbols;
and delineations of the same map unit sharing common boundaries.
When errors are noted, the District Conservationist in the survey area is to
be notified and he should record on a copy of the atlas sheet the exact location
of the error. The discrepancy should be brought to the attention of the
Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations, who in turn will assign a
Resource Soil Scientist to field check the map unit delineation in question and
correct the error.
Corrections will be kept on file in the field office and a duplicate copy
will be sent to the State Soil Scientist for incorporating into the county
files. The District Conservationist should make the errors and corrections known
to the MLRA Soil Survey Leader when the soil survey is approved for updating.
If there are questions, contact
Charles Love, State Soil Scientist/MO-15 Leader at (334) 887-4517.
WILLIAM E. PUCKETT