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NASIS: Basic (NRCS-NEDC-000180)


This training will provide personnel with the basic concepts of using the National Soil System Information software and of populating the NASIS database. This training covers the major topics of populating, editing, reporting, and interpreting soils data using the NASIS software.


Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Perform NASIS software interface navigation and operation procedures.
  • Explain basic NASIS data concepts.
  • Explain the difference between aggregated and point data.
  • Explain the basic database structure and content.
  • Perform soil survey data population and management using standard conventions.
  • Perform data calculations and validations.
  • Query the database, generate standard reports, and export data using existing scripts.
  • Write basic queries.
  • Use the NASIS online HELP system.



Basic knowledge of soil survey data and procedures.


Precourse: none

Course: 32 hours

Post course: none

Target Audience

Any National Cooperative Soil Survey partner 

NEDC Contact

Ron Desrosiers

Technical Coordinator

Paul Finnell


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in NASIS – Basic (NRCS-NEDC-000180).