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Soil Associations (ARC Export : 1965)
MapsheetTompkins (data distributed for Tompkins Co. only)
ProviderTompkins County ITS/GIS
FormatArc Export .e00
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Coordinate System State Plane Coordinate System 1983 | US survey feet
DatumNorth American Datum of 1983
Publication date 1965
Date added or updated not specified
Soil associations in Tompkins County.
Soil associations are groupings of two of three soil types that are considered similar enough, or are commonly found together on the landscape, so as to represent a somewhat uniform set of characteristics. Soil association maps go beyond soil surveys by aggregating soil series into larger geographical areas, thereby allowing more general or borader scale applications. (From the Tompkins County Planning Department's Natural Resources Inventory)
Supplemental Information
This data set is meant for general planning purposes only and is not meant to provide information about specific site conditions. For fine scale analysis, a detailed site survey is recommended. Soil Survey data can be found in CUGIR at: <>
Topicsenvironment, geology
File size429 kilobytes
Use constraintsFrom the "Tompkins County Soil Interpretation Report": "This Bulletin is designed primarily to provide general soil information to assist in the planning and development of Tompkins County. The general soil map is at a scale of 1:63360. These maps provide information that will help to plan effective use of land areas greater than about 25 acres in the county. For more detailed information, please consult the published soil survey which contains soil maps at a scale 1:20,000. The soil interpretations developed for the selected specific uses, are be [by] necessity, general in nature, and are based on the dominant soil conditions that occur within each delineated soil association area. Larger scale soil maps, showing more detailed soil separations, are needed for the more detailed soil interpretations. On-site evaluations for specific sites, made prior to construction, are needed to determine suitability or limitations of the specific use. Investigations and interpretation apply to a depth of 5 or 6 feet. Soil properties do not function independently of each other. The effect of one property is influenced by other associated properties." The following statement must be included with any products that use or are derived from this data set: Data contained in this product was originally produced by the Tompkins County Planning Department, the Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, and the USDA Soil Conservation Service and may not be reproduced or redistributed without the express written consent of the originators. The originators do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed by the data.
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