• Spatial Vegetation Data for Arches National Park Vegetation Mapping Project

    Metadata Updated: November 15, 2017

    This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Arches National Park to an alliance or association level, depending on the photo signature. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on mylar overlays using the DOQs collected in June of 2002. Hard copy 9x9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, soils, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information. The minimum mapping unit was 1/2 hectare. The lines developed in the image interpretation step were scanned using a large format scanner. The resultant scanned image was converted into line work for use within ArcGIS. The line work was cleaned, polygons created and attributed. The attributed vegetation classes were subjected to an accuracy assessment, following which final adjustments were made to the vegetation classes. As with any digital layer, this layer is a representation of what is actually occurring on the ground. Errors are inherent in any interpretation of ground qualities. Due to the "snapshot" nature of the DOQs, this vegetation layer reflects conditions that existed when the imagery was collected.

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    Metadata Created Date November 15, 2017
    Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2017

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    Harvested from NPS-Harvest

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date November 15, 2017
    Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2017
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier NPS_DataStore_2166126
    NPS IRMA Help
    Maintainer Email
    Public Access Level public
    Bureau Code 010:24
    Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
    Metadata Catalog ID C:\Program Files (x86)\NPS\DataStore\Application\OpenData\NPS_DataStore_v1_1.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 a5845485-2331-4df6-bde6-2b112aa73fd4
    Harvest Source Id 073b0641-eb73-41a9-88d6-a16c63e1969a
    Harvest Source Title NPS-Harvest
    Data First Published 2009-06-30
    Homepage URL https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2166126
    Data Last Modified 2009-06-30
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2166126
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 08365c49c1729c506232347d8e570781dd215126
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -109.713211,38.6031723,-109.477722,38.84694
    Temporal 2002-06-28/2002-06-28
    Category Geospatial Dataset

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