• Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Wind Cave National Park

    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.

    An ArcInfo(tm) (ESRI) GIS database was designed for WICA using the National Park GIS Database Design, Layout, and Procedures created by the BOR. This was created through Arc Macro Language (AML) scripts that helped automate the transfer process and ensure that all spatial and attribute data was consistent and stored properly. Actual transfer of information from the interpreted aerial photographs to a digital, geo-referenced format involved two techniques, scanning (for the vegetation classes) and on-screen digitizing (for the land-use classes). Both techniques required the use of 14 digital black-and-white orthophoto quarter quadrangles (DOQQ's) covering the study area. Transferred information was used to create vegetation polygon coverages and ancillary linear coverages in ArcInfo(tm) for each WICA DOQQ. Attribute information including vegetation map unit, location, and aerial photo number was subsequently entered for all polygons.

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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_2233418
    Data First Published 1999-10-01
    Data Last Modified 1999-10-01
    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
    Homepage URL https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233418
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233418
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 687573373e1392fcfda0de5775cf5b21803c9f39
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -105.615616,39.13535,-96.14881,49.0004845

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