The SSURGO soils survey is a very useful tool for people in need of soils information. However, the SSURGO soils database is too large and complex for practical use in a geographic information system (GIS). A simplified version of the database was developed and combined with an array of other landscape data to make county based GIS products that are utilized by both portable computer and web-based applications. This allows for wider distribution of the soils information and the ability to take the data to the field.
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Schmierer, J. L., Lynn-Patterson, K., Langille, J., & O'Geen, A. T. (2007). Converting a SSURGO Soils Database into a Simple Soils Database for Use in Portable Computer and Web-Based GIS Applications. The Journal of Extension, 45(4), Article 30. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss4/30