Soil Name Table (SNT)

Filename

soil_name_REGION_v2

Description

The Soil Name Table (SNT) describes the general physical and chemical characteristics for all of the soils identified in a geographic region. Soil Order, Great Group and Subgroup are listed, along with attributes such as mode of deposition, and drainage class.

The latest version is available here.

Contents

Contents of dataset: soil_name_REGION_v2
Field Name Type Width Description
1 SOIL_ID string 11 Soil Name Identifier
2 PROVINCE string 2 Province Code
3 SOIL_CODE string 3 Soil Code
4 MODIFIER string 5 Soil Code Modifier
5 PROFILE string 1 Type of soil profile
6 SOILNAME string 24 Soil Name
7 KIND string 1 Kind of Surface Material
8 WATERTBL string 2 Water Table Characteristics
9 ROOTRESTRI string 1 Soil layer that restricts root growth
10 RESTR_TYPE string 2 Type of root restricting layer
11 DRAINAGE string 2 Soil Drainage Class
12 PMTEX1 string 2 Parent material texture - first (uppermost)
13 PMTEX2 string 2 Parent material texture - second
14 PMTEX3 string 2 Parent material texture - third
15 PMCHEM1 string 2 Parent material chemical property - first (uppermost)
16 PMCHEM2 string 2 Parent material chemical property - second 
17 PMCHEM3 string 2 Parent material chemical property - third 
18 MDEP1 string 4 Mode of deposition - first (uppermost)
19 MDEP2 string 4 Mode of deposition - second
20 MDEP3 string 4 Mode of deposition - third
21 ORDER2 string 2 Soil Order (2nd edition)
22 G_GROUP2 string 3 Soil Great Group (2nd edition)
23 S_GROUP2 string 4 Soil Subgroup (2nd edition)
24 ORDER3 string 2 Soil Order (3rd edition)
25 G_GROUP3 string 3 Soil Great Group (3rd edition)
26 S_GROUP3 string 5 Soil Subgroup (3rd edition)

Relationships

  • There is one Soil Name Table for all of Canada.
  • A record in this table is unique with respect to SOIL_ID.
  • This file is linked to the Soil Layer Table by SOIL_ID.