Virtual Profiles – Generating diagrams of soils from written profile descriptions.
Darrell Schulze1, Phillip Owens1, George Van Scoyoc1, and David Eisert2. (1) Purdue University-Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.-Agronomy Dept., 915 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054, (2) IT Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University, Hicks Library B851, West Lafayette, IN 47907
A computer application designed to generate diagrams of soil profiles from written descriptions will be described and demonstrated. Students click on a soil delineation in a geographic information system (GIS), which then brings up a window displaying a diagram of the dominant soil in the delineation along with other information.