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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

3 Data Sets
  Data Set Name Description
1. 12 Digit Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD)
   Data Set Details
Digital hydrologic unit boundary layer to the Subwatershed (12-digit) 6th level for the State of New York. This data set consists of geo-referenced digital data. 1:24,000 
2. Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO)
   Data Set Details
A statewide soil data set in raster format.  
3. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database
   Data Set Details
SSURGO is the most detailed level of soil mapping done by the Natural Resources Conservation (NRCS). SSURGO digitizing duplicates the original soil survey maps. This level of mapping is designed for use by landlowners, townships and county natural resource planning and management. The user should be knowledgeable of soils data and their characteristics. Digitizing is done by line segment (vector) format in accordance with NRCS digitizing standards. This data is collected and archived in 7.5 minute quad units, and distributed as coverage for a soil survey area in various file formats. GIS query examples include: available water capacity, soil reaction, salinity, flooding, water tables, bed rock, building site development, and engineering uses.