• Imagery data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Metadata Updated: March 17, 2021

    This reference contains the imagery data used in the completion of the baseline vegetation inventory project for the NPS park unit. Orthophotos, raw imagery, and scanned aerial photos are common files held here.

    Sixty-seven map classes were developed to map the vegetation and general land cover of INDU and environs, with 56 of them representing vegetation types at various levels in the NVC (association, alliance, and formation). The other 11 map classes depict general land cover; 4 representing non-vegetated land cover and 7 representing developed areas. Features were interpreted using high-quality stereoscopes over light tables and 1:12,000-scale color infrared (CIR) aerial photographs dated October 2004 (fall leaf-change). Polygon units were mapped to 0.5 ha (1.25 acres) minimum mapping unit (MMU) and, for specific wetland map units within the West unit, to 0.1 ha (0.24 acres) MMU. Another set of 1:6,000-scale CIR aerial photographs dated October 2004 were used to aid interpretation mapping of the West unit’s MMU. An ancillary set of 1:12,000-scale true color aerial photos dated April 2005 (leaf-off) covering the entire Lakeshore lands were used for additional reference during mapping.

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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_2233738
    Data First Published 2005-02-01
    Data Last Modified 2005-02-01
    Category Imagery
    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 0ebdf9c0-1073-4c65-b67c-7ff98122b6bb
    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/2233738
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2233738
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 04b22f01c0c870036dc0e322ac3cc7474c495b11
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -97.2373,41.1131668,-82.41281,49.3846855
    Temporal 2004-10-01/2005-04-01

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