## Albers projection for STATSGO data

The parameters of the Albers equal area projection used for the 48
conterminous states are Projection Albers
Datum NAD27
Units meters
Spheroid Clarke1866
1st standard parallel 29 30 0.000
2nd standard parallel 45 30 0.000
Central meridian -96 0 0.000
Latitude of projection's origin 23 0 0.000
False easting (meters) 0.0
False northing (meters) 0.0

Relative to this cooordinate system, the polygon version of the dataset
has the following bounding coordinates (in meters): Xmin = -2356126.750 Xmax = 2258291.500
Ymin = 277036.625 Ymax = 3172584.750

For the 1-km grid version, the bounding coordinates were extended
outwards to an exact multiple of 1000 meters, giving Xmin = -2357000 Xmax = 2259000
Ymin = 277000 Ymax = 3173000
nrow = 2896 ncol = 4616
cellsize = 1000

For most image processing software packages, the coordinates of the
**center** of the **upper left** (northwest)
cell should be entered as x = -2356500, y = 3172500

Last change: 22 Dec 1995,
R. A. White / raw@essc.psu.edu