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Soil Survey, Tompkins County, New York (Shapefile : 1965)
MapsheetTompkins (data distributed for Tompkins Co. only)
ProviderTompkins County ITS/GIS
FormatShapefile .shp
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Coordinate System State Plane Coordinate System 1983 | survey feet
DatumNorth American Datum of 1983
Publication date 196506
Date added or updated not specified
Various county departments, local municipal agencies, and other not-for-profit organizations have identified the need for a digital soil coverage data set for Tompkins County, NY. The Tompkins County ITS GIS Division initiated and developed a digital soil coverage from the official analog soil map series produced and published by the United States Geology Survey (USGS) and Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. The field survey has been conducted during the 60es.
To provide a GIS countywide coverage that consists of polygons defining the soils boundaries and to add enough basic attributes to achieve a fundamental degree of categorization. Open, all-purpose data set.
Supplemental Information
The field survey took place during the 60es and it has been published in a book titled: Soil Survey, Tompkins County NY, in 1965. Please refer to this book for more information regarding soil science. Attribute information can be found in an attached Soilsdef.DBF and SOILSDEF.TXT filesPrevious versions of Tompkins County Soil Associations in CUGIR include: <>
Topicsenvironment, geology
File size20950 kilobytes
Use constraintsThe 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 ITS GIS Division and may not be reproduced or redistributed without the express written consent of the originator. The originator does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed by the data, as it is currently still in draft format.
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