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NASIS Site/Pedon Data (NRCS-NEDC-000183)

This training will provide soil scientists with skills needed to perform entry and management of site/pedon data using the NASIS software, and/or WinPedon software.


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

  • Know the difference between aggregated and point data.
  • Understand the site vs. pedon concepts, and related site and pedon data
  • Be familiar with basic database structure and content as related to point data.
  • Know the relationship of point data objects to other data objects in nasis, and how to make the appropriated connection between them.
  • Be able to input and manage site, pedon, transect, and temporal data using standard conventions.
  • Be able to perform calculations and validations applicable to point data.
  • Be able to query the database and generate standard reports using existing scripts.


Prerequisites and Recommendation

Basic NASIS training plus a working understanding of data objects, selected sets, data security, and data editing in NASIS.


3 days.


Any National Cooperative Soil Survey partner.

Equipment and Materials

For each participant:

  • NASIS Getting Started Chapters 18 & 19
  • NASIS Data Structure Diagrams
  • An X-terminal or equivalent emulator (Hummingbird) which is connected to a NASIS system and capable of running NASIS (at least one terminal for every two participants)
  • A login on the NASIS computer, and in NASIS itself


NEDC Contact

Tony Lovell

Technical Specialist

Paul Finnell


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in NASIS Site/Pedon Data (NRCS-NEDC-000183).