• Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Canyon De Chelly National Monument

    Metadata Updated: March 24, 2022

    The files linked to this reference are the geospatial data created as part of the completion of the baseline vegetation inventory project for the NPS park unit. Current format is ArcGIS file geodatabase but older formats may exist as shapefiles.

    The project team also developed a spatial vegetation map database representing CACH, with three different map-class schemas: base, group, and management map classes. The base map classes represented the finest level of spatial detail. Photointerpreters delineated initial polygons through manual interpretation of 2003/2004 1:12,000-scale true color aerial photography supplemented by occasional computer screen digitizing on a mosaic of digitized aerial photos. These polygons were labeled with base map classes during photointerpretation. Field visits verified interpretation concepts. The vegetation map database includes, 53 base map classes, which consist of associations and park specials classified with the quantitative analysis, additional associations noted during photointerpretation, non-vegetated land cover, such as infrastructure, land use, and geological land cover. The base map classes consist of 4,718 polygons in the project area. A field-based accuracy assessment of the base map classes showed the overall accuracy to be 50.8% The group map classes represent aggregations of the base map classes, approximating the group level of the National Vegetation Classification Standard, Version 2 (Federal Geographic Data Committee 2008). Terrestrial ecological systems, as described by NatureServe (Comer et al. 2003), were used as a first approximation of the group level. The project team identified 16 group map classes in this project. The overall accuracy of the group map classes was determined using the same accuracy assessment data as for the base map classes. The overall accuracy of the group representation of vegetation was 79.9%.

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    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 24, 2022

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store

    Additional Metadata

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 24, 2022
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Identifier NPS_DataStore_2233252
    Data First Published 2010-04-01
    Data Last Modified 2010-04-01
    Category Geospatial Dataset
    Public Access Level public
    Bureau Code 010:24
    Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
    Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
    Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
    Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
    Data Quality True
    Harvest Object Id bf2a31cf-a156-4dac-9096-1c2b617396fd
    Harvest Source Id a73e9b95-126c-4791-a8f2-46fc064cdc62
    Harvest Source Title NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store
    Homepage URL https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233252
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233252
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 14ce1ae6e8910f3073ac134562b0f0391ee8d903
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -113.9792,33.3451653,-104.875839,38.553688

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