This group is intended as a way to collaborate and share information around soils. This includes data products, software techniques, and soil science theory as related to digital data. A component of this is comparing the effectiveness of different data sets or processing approaches for different uses, such as hydrologic modeling. We would like to coordinate with each other and with the USDA to make better use of various soils datasets, include STATSGO, STATSGO2, SSURGO, and NRI information. This also includes USDA's statistically based landscape characterization datasets. Other data sets could be Gleeson's continental and global maps of soils permeability.
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