• Imagery data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Saguaro National Park

    Metadata Updated: May 26, 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.

    PAG imagery was acquired, at no cost, in the form of natural-color, 1-foot resolution aerial photos. Although these did not contain a near-infrared (NIR) band, which can be useful for visually identifying vegetation in certain environments, the resolution was such that individual shrub canopies and cacti shadows were visible, which proved far more useful in the park’s sparsely vegetated desert areas. At the RMD, multiple remote-sensing mapping efforts were used throughout this project. Not all were fully successful, but the project team learned from each of them. The same PAG imagery that was available for the TMD also covered the RMD, in the form of natural-color, aerial photos of 1-foot resolution from 2011. The RMD had also recently been surveyed using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). These raw data were made available to us and our project partners at no cost. The LiDAR measurements, contracted by the Pima Association of Governments in 2008 and 2011, were collected by Sanborn, Inc. The 2008 measurements encompassed portions of eastern Pima County and the western half of the RMD. The 2011 measurements included the eastern half of the RMD, providing a complete dataset for the study area.

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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 May 26, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date May 26, 2021

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store

    Additional Metadata

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date May 26, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date May 26, 2021
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Identifier NPS_DataStore_2286473
    Data First Published 2011-01-01
    Data Last Modified 2011-01-01
    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 6f59f69f-1ec4-40bc-98b4-26f36cd573ec
    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/2286473
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2286473
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 491e87051e97f780afcb6668ea02f700bc918b3a
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -111.243828,32.1040268,-110.4985,32.3520622
    Temporal 2008-01-01/2012-01-01

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