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Digital Soil Mapping Team

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Digital Soil Mapping - The generation of geographically referenced soil databases based on quantitative relationships between spatially explicit environmental data and measurements made in the field and laboratory (McBratney et al., 2003); the spatial prediction of soil classes or properties from point data and environmental raster data using a statistical algorithm. For general information on Digital Soil Mapping, please click here.

Graphic showing training data plus covariates generates a predictive model which equals a soil map.

Main photo for the Digital Soil Mapping Team.

Raster soil survey of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness showing predicted soil classes across the landscape (10m pixel resolution).
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Sub-Team meeting minutes

DSM Practitioner Discussions – Join monthly conversations exploring all things DSM with a different topic each month. Open to all. Please contact Jessica Philippe or Suzann Kienast-Brown to receive monthly invites.

  • Practitioner presentations available here.
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DSM Project Mentoring – The DSM Focus Team project mentoring program can provide technical support and guidance to eligible Soil Survey Offices conducting DSM projects. See request form below for more information.

DSM Field Weeks – DSM Field Weeks provide a cross-training opportunity between local soil scientists and those with DSM expertise while helping deliver soil survey products. The field week activities focus on a local mapping project and capacity building. Each DSM Field Week will be tailored to meet the needs of the specific project and provide support for DSM project activities in the months following the field week. Field week participants must meet the minimum requirement of the Introduction to Digital Soil Mapping training course or equivalent and have a project planned that will utilize DSM methods. Use the link below to apply to host a DSM Field Week for your project!

DSM Papers of Interest (links to CloudVault)

Other Resources

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Digital Soil Mapping Contact button. Suzann Kienast-Brown, Soil Scientist (National GIS Specialist), NSSC-GRU, Bozeman, Montana
Jessica Philippe, Soil Scientist/GIS Specialist, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Dr. James Thompson, Professor, WVU, Morgantown, West Virginia

Poster for the Digital Soil Mapping Team.

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