Soil Name and Layer Files
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Data and Resources
The Soil Name and Layer Files can be used to explore general soil characteristics in BC. The Soil Name and Layer Files can also be joined and related to each of the 3 components of the Soil Survey Spatial View to enables spatial analysis of the generalized soil characteristics.
The Soil Layer File(SLF) data is based upon real measurements where available, but the majority of values are estimates provided by experienced pedologists. The data in the SLF can be considered to represent modal information for each attribute in isolation. As such it is appropriate for mapping and land suitability interpretations. It should not be treated as real pedons (soil horizons at a specific loction) for environmental modelling purposes because the recorded combination of measurements may never actually be present for any pedon in the field. Measurements for real pedons are stored in the BCSIS pedon database. See the Soil_sites dataset.
This data is related to the data in the Canadian National Soil DataBase (NSDB) available from: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/soils/provinces.html .
|Name||Terrestrial Ecosystem Information (TEI) Mailbox (custodian)|
|Organization||Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy|
Access & Security
|Who can view this dataset?||Public|
|Who can download this dataset?||Public|
|Record Last Modified||2018-11-27|