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Soil Survey Database Team


This team consists of field level staff with a wide range of database skills and perspectives that will assist with decision-making and create outcomes that better serve the database needs of the SSD. The team has a balanced approach of improving the existing infrastructure coupled with developing new innovative approaches.   While the National Soils Information System database (NASIS) will be a major focus of the team, we will also be discussing the full suite of interconnected SSD corporate databases and associated software.

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  • Coordinate database activities across the SSD
  • Identify database-related training needs
  • Identify new database-related software, tools, and procedures
  • Review and organize new database tools and ideas
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for proposed NASIS and SSURGO data model changes
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The Database Team meets for 2 hours via skype and teleconference on the last Tuesday of every month. The Meeting Minutes and Action Items documents contain all minutes and action items since the Database Team began meeting monthly in April 2017.

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Kyle Stephens, Soil Data Quality Specialist, Portland, Oregon

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  • Steve Campbell, Soil Scientist, West National Technology Support Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Jason Nemecek, State Soil Scientist, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jeff Thomas, Senior Regional Soil Scientist, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Kevin Godsey, Soil Scientist, Springfield, Missouri
  • David Zimmermann, Soil Data Quality Specialist, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Jay Skovlin, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Bozeman, Montana
  • Wayne Gabriel, Senior Regional Soil Scientist, Temple, Texas
  • Adolfo Diaz, RO GIS Specialist, Madision, Wisconsin
  • Stephen Roecker, Soil Data Quality Specialist/RO GIS Specialist, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Shawn Salley, Ecologist, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Jennifer Wood, Soil Data Quality Specialist, Davis, California
  • Dylan Beaudette, Soil Scientist & Digital Soil Mapping Specialist, Sonora, California

Database Team poster presented at the 2017 National NCSS Conference.

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