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Soil Technical Note-8 (Revision 3)

Great Plains Soil Survey Region 5
MO5 Soil Technical Note-8 (Revision 3)

October 23, 2012

Subject: SOI – National Soil Information System Editing Datamapunits

Purpose. To provide the Great Plains Soil Survey Region 5 (MO5) guidance to supplement the national and state guidance for properties not clearly specified nationally or properties not required nationally that the MO5 wants populated or believes should not be populated

Some of the guidance in the National Soil Survey Handbook (NSSH) is non-specific because the property varies widely across the nation or is more important in one part of the nation than others. Missouri, Colorado, and Oklahoma have provided statewide comprehensive guidance to soil scientists in those states. National Soil Survey Center (NSSC) Technical Note 4 also provides background information on developing map units and populating map unit and component information. The attached guidance will be applicable to datamapunits (DMUs) that are being revised.


Soil Survey Regional Director

DIST: SS (MO5), MO Soil Survey Regional Directors – TX – MT – IN – MN

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