GIS Visualization Clarifies Relationships between Soils, Topography, and Land Use

purduedirt_2…from the Summer 2009 issue of ArcUser

“Darrell G. Schulze, professor of soil science, and Phillip R. Owens, assistant professor of soil geomorphology and pedology, coteach the class Soil Classification Genesis and Survey. They incorporate the latest version of ArcGIS to study the relationships between soils, topography, land use, and geology.

“Using GIS in the classroom and in the field helps students better understand soils and the landscapes in which they occur and recognize geological features that indicate different soil types.”