• Imagery data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of White Sands National Monument

    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.

    Initially, the 2005 New Mexico statewide acquisition Digital Ortho-photo Quarter Quads (DOQQs) were used as the foundation imagery for the vegetation map . These DOQQs came as separate natural color and color-infrared sets which altogether gathered four separate bands of spectral reflectance values from the visible blue to the near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths at a 1-m spatial resolution. These four separate bands were combined into one file and then mosaicked together. The ortho-photo mosaic was resampled to a 2-m spatial resolution. All imagery and other spatial data layers were compiled into a geodatabase and GIS using ArcGIS 10.4 (ESRI 2008). To support the mapping process, we acquired a standard set of relevant spatial data layers including digital elevation models, digital raster graphics (DRGs) of 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps, roads, ownership, geology (Hawley et al. 2005; Fryberger 2001) and soils (USDA-NRCS 2017).

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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_2253422
    Data First Published 2005-01-01
    Data Last Modified 2005-01-01
    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 a14aa03b-0a0e-4ee1-afcf-a30dd747ef99
    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/2253422
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2253422
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 110f5f4fe6b5c29073950418e11419e57780f656
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -106.47963,32.6563034,-106.136909,32.87312

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