Type of soil profile

Attribute definition
Attribute Label PROFILE
Title Type of soil profile

Indicates the type of soil profile (agricultural or native). Used as part of the linkage key to the NAMES (SNT) and LAYERS (SLT) tables. The linkage is made to an agricultural model of each soil profile, where it is available (PROFILE = A). This “agricultural bias” is useful for agricultural interpretive modeling. True land use information should be consulted to determine the current land use in a particular soil map polygon.

Classes Land Use. 2 classes. First used in SNT 2.0. Replaces the LU (Land Use) field used in earlier versions.

Code Class Description
A Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.

N Native soil profile

The soil is in native condition (undisturbed by agriculture).