Polygons, Special (Spot/Ad Hoc) Features, and Project Status Layer

** Full statewide coverage with the addition of Franklin County on Nov. 16, 2012 **


Each download is a self-extracting executable.

Once Downloaded: Extract the files by double-clicking on the .exe file name in Windows Explorer or by entering the name at the DOS Command Prompt and hitting return. The StuffIt software (for Windows or Macintosh) or the Unix  and Linux command "unzip" can also be used to extract the data from the .exe files. Each.exe file contains all the necessary components for the shapefile format (.dbf, .shx, .shp files, etc.) for each available feature class (e.g., arc, polygon, point).

Related Tables: The soils polygon links for each survey area contain FGDC-compliant metadata and related tables in SSURGO 2.2.3 Microsoft Access 2002/2003 databases (see the NRCS NASIS site for details).

For details on this layer see the Datalayer Description.
 

Soils Polygons:
Download Statewide Shapefile and Tables:
Statewide Shapefile
soils_poly.exe (176 MB)
(Includes two ArcGIS 9.2 layer files for
Slope and Prime Farmland themes,
and SOILS_POLY_MAPUNIT.dbf;
does NOT include other tables)
Selected Related Tables
soils_tables.exe (58 MB)
(16 tables are in .dbf format;
3 are comma-delimited text files)
Complete sets of tables are available
by survey area below
Or Download by Survey Area pdf format of    Soils Index Map  file size 1MB :
(Required to use the NRCS Soil Data Viewer, which works with one survey area at a time)
Soils Survey AreaShapefiles and Access Databases
BARNSTABLEsoi_barn.exe
BERKSHIREsoi_berk.exe
BRISTOL NORTHsoi_brisno.exe
BRISTOL SOUTHsoi_bris.exe
DUKESsoi_dukes.exe
ESSEX NORTHsoi_esnor.exe
ESSEX SOUTHsoi_essou.exe
FRANKLINsoi_fran.exe
HAMPDEN-HAMPSHIRE EAST    soi_hhea.exe
HAMPDEN-HAMPSHIRE WEST    soi_hhwe.exe
HAMPDEN CENTRALsoi_hamdce.exe
HAMPSHIRE CENTRALsoi_hampce.exe
MIDDLESEXsoi_middsx.exe
NANTUCKETsoi_nantck.exe
NORFOLK-SUFFOLKsoi_norsuf.exe
PLYMOUTHsoi_plymth.exe
WORCESTER NORTHEASTsoi_wone.exe
WORCESTER NORTHWESTsoi_wonw.exe
WORCESTER SOUTHsoi_wors.exe
Soils Special (Spot/Ad Hoc) Features:
Statewide arc and point shapefiles, with metadata and ArcGIS 10.0 LYR: soilspot_shp.exe
Soils Project Index Polygon Layer:
Statewide polygon shapefile: soilstat.exe
(with metadata and ArcGIS 10.0 layer file)

Last Updated November 16, 2012