NRCS National Geospatial Development Center

The NGDC is a collaboration between the NRCS and WVU.

Non-CESU Projects

External research projects funded through competitive contracts, cooperative agreements, or other funding mechanisms are listed alphabetically by research area. Project descriptions and final reports will be available soon.

Digital Soil Mapping Applications
Digital Soil Mapping Software and Training
Dynamic (Use-Dependent) Soil Properties
Hydropedology / Use and Visualization of Soil Data

DIGITAL SOIL MAPPING APPLICATIONS

Geographic Information System (GIS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Based Approach for Automated Soil Mapping in Essex County, Vermont
Dr. Xun Shi, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, 2005-2008.



DIGITAL SOIL MAPPING SOFTWARE AND TRAINING

Soil Land Inference Model (SoLIM) Training for NRCS Soil Scientists
Michael Baker Corporation, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, http://www.mbakercorp.com, 2004-2006 (Jointly funded by NGDC and the West Texas Telecommunications Project).



DYNAMIC (USE-DEPENDENT) SOIL PROPERTIES

Determining the Scale Dependency of Soil Quality Indicators, and Specific EPIC Output Parameters for Selected BMP’s Using Field and Map Information (Part of the National Soil Quality Assessment Project)
Dr. Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, 2006-2008 (Joint project with North Carolina State University, NRCS-Soil Quality Team, and NGDC).

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HYDROLOGY



USE AND VISUALIZATION OF SOIL DATA

Decision Support System for Sage Grouse Wildlife Habitat
Dr. Mike Strager, Natural Resource Analysis Center, West Virginia University, 2006-2008.

Economic Benefits of the National Cooperative Soil Survey Program
Dr. Jerry Fletcher, Natural Resource Analysis Center, West Virginia University, 2006-2008.

Soil Survey Division User Needs Assessment
Validus, Des Moines, Iowa, http://www.validusservices.com, 2005-2007.

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