Vermont Soil Interpretative Information - Soil Attribute Data - Databases & Reports
There is a wide array of sources for electronic soil attribute data within the NRCS. Soil databases and information are managed and delivered by many independent systems, only some of which are integrated. This page is intended to summarize what electronic attribute data sources exist - for Vermont. Some users may require the data in report format, whereas, others may want the actual database itself.
The information below is for Vermont data.
For a summary of National data -- click here ->
Vermont-Specific Attribute Data:
Description of data:
- database tables as dbf files
User-friendly database tables by county, containing a collection of some of the most commonly used soil attributes. This data was created in response to user's difficulties in using the myriad SSURGO standard data tables which involve complex linkages, one-to-many relationships and extensive understanding of the structure / logic of the database.
>>Top20 data is for GIS users who want a single condensed table with one-to-one relationships between soil attributes and the soil labels found in the SSURGO maps.
The Electronic Field Office Tech Guide - Section II is the primary scientific reference within NRCS for Soil and Site Information. By navigating this site users can find reports for Prime Farmland, Hydric soils and On-Site Septic ratings.
>> This data is for users who want thematic reports listing mapunits.
Hint: this site can be hard to navigate! ... ... on the left choose "View FOTG Application" - then click Vermont on the US map; then click any random county in Vermont on the next map; then on the far left expand "Section II" then expand "A - Soils Information"; then pick the County or Statewide report of your choice
There is a separate soils fact sheet for every map unit listed on the legend for each county. These fact sheets have been developed to summarize in a succinct report format some of the most relevant soil information, by map unit.
>> This data is for users who want in-depth information on each map unit individually.
Please note: the FTP site is no longer operational due to system integrity concerns