Most representative soil name code (dominant soil landscape)

Attribute definition
Attribute Label NAME1DOM
Title Most representative soil name code (dominant soil landscape)

Provision has been made for a maximum of two soil name codes each for the dominant and subdominant soils. Soil name 1 is considered to be most representative of each soil landscape. Soil name 2 may be used to signify a codominant combination of two soils or an important, closely associated soil in the landscape. Caution is recommended when using soil name 2 in area calculations particularly for subdominant landscapes.

Soil name codes (and modifiers when present) are included in this detailed legend to provide a link to the national CanSIS soil names and soil layer files. Data in the soil layer file is required for agricultural and nonagricultural use interpretations, simulation modelling, and general land evaluation studies.

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