Darrell G. Schulze, 915 W State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Robert G. Darmody, Dept Nat Res & Env Science, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, John G. Graveel, 915 W. State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Alfred Hartemink, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Anastasios D. Karathanasis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Brian D. Lee, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Cristine L.S. Morgan, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Phillip R. Owens, 915 W. State St, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Martin C. Rabenhorst, Environmental Science & Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Philip J. Schoeneberger, USDA-NRCS, Lincoln, NE, Brian Slater, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, James A. Thompson, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and Sharon W. Waltman, NSSC-Geospatial Research Unit, USDA Earth Team Volunteer Soil Geographer, Morgantown, WV
A key component of the Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee) project (http://isee.network) is the development of a Dominant Soil Parent Material (DSPM) map for each state in the project. DSPM maps are created by project collaborators on a state-by-state basis and are currently available for six states. Map legend names are similar, but often differ slightly in style between states. In this presentation, we propose a consistent map unit naming convention across states and provide examples of descriptive text to describe each DSPM class. The goal of the descriptive text is to provide both a short, non-technical description that will be understandable to a general audience, and a longer, more technical description for a scientifically literate audience. These descriptions will be available as popups on the DSPM map using the Isee mobile app available for the Apple iPad.