Digital soils survey map of the Patagonia Mountains, Arizona

Open-File Report 2002-324
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The ‘Soil Survey of Santa Cruz and Parts of Cochise and Pima Counties, Arizona,' a product of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service and the Forest Service in cooperation with the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, released in 1979, was created according to the site conditions in 1971, when soil scientists identified soils types on aerial photographs. The scale at which these maps were published is 1:20,000.

These soil maps were automated for incorporation into the hydrologic modeling within a GIS. The aerial photos onto which the soils units were drawn had not been orthoganalized, and contained distortion. A total of 15 maps composed the study area. These maps were scanned into TIFF format using an 8-bit black and white drum scanner at 100 dpi. The images were imported into ERDAS IMAGINE and the white borders were removed through subset decollaring processes. Five CD-ROM’s containing Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQ’s) were used to register and rectify the scanned soils maps. Polygonal data was then attributed according to the datasets.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Digital soils survey map of the Patagonia Mountains, Arizona
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2002-324
DOI 10.3133/ofr02324
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description Report: 24 p.; Readme; Metadata; Dataset; Legend; Map: JPG format
Country United States
State Arizona
Other Geospatial Patagonia Mountains
Datum North American Datum of 1983
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale 35000
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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