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

    Metadata Updated: March 17, 2021

    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.

    A draft hard copy vegetation map at the 1:12,000 scale was printed and checked against the interpreted aerial photographs. As a final internal accuracy check, we applied photointerpretative observations and classification relevés over the vegetation map to determine if the polygon labels matched the field data. Finally, map validation occurred prior to the accuracy assessment. Staff from RSGIG conducted a field trip in conjunction with other meetings in Flagstaff, AZ in January 2001 to refine and assess the initial mapping effort. On this trip we collected additional photointerpretative observations and ground-truthed aerial photograph signatures using landmarks and GPS waypoints. Map classes were lumped or split to account for inadequacies in the final photointerpretation. Metadata are required for all spatial data produced by the federal government. RSGIG used SIMMS™ software and CPRS used ArcCatalogue software to create the FGDC-compliant metadata files attached to the spatial databases and to this report (see Appendix A). The metadata files explain the vegetation coverage and ancillary coverages created by RSGIG, the classification relevé data coverage created by CPRS, and the accuracy assessment observation data created by CPRS.

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    Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided.

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

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store

    Additional Metadata

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Identifier NPS_DataStore_2233410
    Data First Published 2001-01-01
    Data Last Modified 2001-01-01
    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
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    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/2233410
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233410
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 617b995fa2b2ced505e70788b030cad77b298628
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -113.9792,33.3451653,-104.875839,38.553688

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