Vegetation - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park [ds165]

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Tags
plant, abundance, special status species, California, management, inventory, distribution, environment, planning, biota, Anza-Borrego Desert, habitat attributes


Summary

Vegetation mapping has been an important step in the development of State Park general plans, because it a displays a full array of biological diversity of any park planning unit, thus providing an efficient context in which to conduct natural resource planning.

Description

The Anza Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) Vegetation Map depicts vegetation within the Park and its surrounding environment. The map was prepared by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) under contract to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to assist DPR with preparation of a General Plan for ABDSP. The vegetation map was prepared using aerial photographs, field investigation, vegetation classification, and GIS processing and provides information on the location and extent of 94 vegetation types in the project area. The primary vegetation classification used for the project is based on A Manual of California Vegetation (Sawyer and Keeler-Wolf 1995). The data and classification work arising from this project will be used to refine future editions of the Manual. The vegetation map references other vegetation classifications as well.

Credits

Use limitations

Extent

West -116.635494 East -115.942524
North 33.521792 South 32.638759

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource planningCadastre, environment, biota


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California, Anza-Borrego Desert

Theme keywords plant, abundance, special status species, management, inventory, distribution, planning, habitat attributes

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0165_20111201
Publication date 2011-12-01


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
Several data sets were used to construct the vegetation map. The map was developed based on aerial photographs, field investigation, vegetation classification, and GIS processing. The vegetation map is derived from three sets of color aerial photographs which together provide complete coverage of the project area. Set 1: 67 prints, 18" x 18", 1:24,000 scale, Oct/Nov 1992 Set 2: 3 prints, 18" x 18", 1:48,000 scale, June 1993 Set 3: 25 prints, 9" x 9", 1:48,000 scale, Jun/Jul 1996 SPOT imagery was used to identify registration points for each of the 95 digital maps to minimize photographic distortion, and as a visual backdrop to assist on screen digitizing and quality control. The following link provides access to the complete report and a table that crosswalks between vegetation classifications: http://www.nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=18246 .
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0165_20111201
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1998-03-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -116.635494
* East longitude -115.942524
* North latitude 33.521792
* South latitude 32.638759
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -12983803.855700
* East longitude -12906662.751300
* South latitude 3847452.796600
* North latitude 3964769.645900
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Todd Keeler-Wolf
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's position Senior Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916 324-6857

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1807 13th Street
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
e-mail address tkwolf@dfg.ca.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0165_20111201
* Object type composite
* Object count 20060



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0165_20111201
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 20060
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2011-12-01
Description
Per the data contributor, DFG's Aicha Ougzin, a new field schema was added to the latest version. This was to help crosswalk this dataset to other datasets. MAPUNIT is equal to the SERNAME attribute referred to in the final report associated with this mapping classification. In addition, WHR was replaced with CWHR_CODE. No other changes have been made.


Process contact
Individual's name Sophie Klenner
Organization's name Calif. Dept. Fish & Game
Contact's role processor


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2011-02-1710:41:23
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-03-0814:44:58
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-08-1211:54:00
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\JoinField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-12-0115:41:40
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2114:24:01
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/100_199/ds165.zip

Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov

Fields

Details for object DS0165_20111201
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 20060


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field NVCSNAME
* Alias NVCSNAME
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System


Field NVCSLEVEL
* Alias NVCSLEVEL
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The level of the National Vegetation Classification System Hierarchy that the vegetation type corresponds to
Description source
http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html


Field MAPUNIT
* Alias MAPUNIT
* Data type String
* Width 40
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
name of the alliance, association or mapping unit identified in the mapping classification


Field SERIESFIN
* Alias SERIESFIN
* Data type String
* Width 13
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The vegetation series code of each polygon.


Field ASSOC
* Alias ASSOC
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The vegetation association code of each polygon. Association codes were only assigned for vegetation types for which sufficient data was available, and classification analysis was conducted.


Field TOTCOV
* Alias TOTCOV
* Data type String
* Width 11
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The total cover of vegetation within the polygon.
List of values
Value 1
Description <15% cover


Value 2
Description 15% - 50% cover


Value 3
Description >50% cover




Field HOLLAND
* Alias HOLLAND
* Data type String
* Width 11
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The vegetation type code of each polygon assigned using A Preliminary Descriptions of the Natural Communities of California (Holland 1986) updated by the County of San Diego in 1996.


Field SPOLSKY
* Alias SPOLSKY
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The vegetation type code of the polygon assigned using An Overview of the Plant Communities of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Spolsky 1979).


Field NBSTYPE
* Alias NBSTYPE
* Data type String
* Width 11
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The vegetation formation assigned to the polygon using the Federal National Biological Survey Formation classification code (USGS 1997b).


Field MAPSYM
* Alias MAPSYM
* Data type String
* Width 12
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The four letter abbreviation of the vegetation series name assigned to the polygon. This field can be useful for labeling vegetation polygons on hard copy maps.


Field SHADESET
* Alias SHADESET
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The numeric code for the color used to shade the vegetation polygon according to vegetation series on the hard copy maps provided to DPR using the DFG ARC/INFO shadeset, CMYSHADE.


Field ID
* Alias ID
* Data type String
* Width 6
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The method used to determine the vegetation series and association.
List of values
Value S
Description Sample


Value R
Description Reconnaissance


Value P
Description Photo interpretation




Field WHO
* Alias WHO
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The initials of the individual who assigned the attributes of that polygon; Kari Lewis (KL), Todd Keeler-Wolf (TKW), Cynthia Roye (CLR).
List of values
Value KL
Description Kari Lewis


Value TKW
Description Todd Keeler-Wolf


Value CLR
Description Cynthis Roye




Field ANZAVEG_
* Alias ANZAVEG_
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Field ANZAVEG_ID
* Alias ANZAVEG_ID
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
User-defined feature number.


Field PHOTONUM
* Alias PHOTONUM
* Data type String
* Width 13
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Identification code of the aerial photograph used to define the boundaries of a polygon (e.g.,12R).


Field NUMID
* Alias NUMID
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Four digit identification number of each polygon as assigned within the effective mapping area for the photograph on which the polygon was defined.


Field POLYNUM
* Alias POLYNUM
* Data type String
* Width 12
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identification number assigned to each polygon in the coverage (a concatenation of the fields PHOTONUM and NUMID).


Field CALVEGCODE
* Alias CALVEGCODE
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
a crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system


Field CALVEGNAME
* Alias CALVEGNAME
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
a crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system


Field CWHR_Type
* Alias CWHR_Type
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationship system
Description source
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/


Field CWHR_CODE
* Alias CWHR_CODE
* Data type String
* Width 7
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The habitat type code of the polygon assigned using a Wildlife Habitat Relationships (WHR) A Guide to Wildlife Habitats of California (Mayer and Laudenslayer 1988).
Description source
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/
List of values
Value ACS
Description alkali desert scrub


Value BBR
Description bitterbrush


Value COW
Description coastal oak woodland


Value CRC
Description chamise-redshank chaparral


Value CSC
Description coastal scrub


Value DRI
Description desert riparian


Value DSC
Description desert scrub


Value DSS
Description desert succulent shrub


Value DSW
Description desert wash


Value FEW
Description fresh emergent wetland


Value JPN
Description Jeffrey Pine


Value JUN
Description Juniper


Value LAC
Description lacustrine


Value MCH
Description mixed chaparral


Value MCP
Description montane chaparral


Value MHW
Description montane hardwood


Value MRI
Description montane riparian


Value PGS
Description perennial grassland


Value PJN
Description Pinyon-Juniper


Value POS
Description Palm Oasis


Value SGB
Description sagebrush


Value URB
Description urban


Value VRI
Description Valley foothill riparian


Value WTM
Description wet meadow


Value xxx
Description not determined




Field GLOBALRANK
* Alias GLOBALRANK
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The global rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances) G1 and S1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000 acres; G2 and S2: 6-20 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000-10,000 acres; G3 and S3: 21-100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 10,000-50,000 acres; G4 and S4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or greater than 50,000; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide


Field STATERANK
* Alias STATERANK
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The state rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances) G1 and S1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000 acres; G2 and S2: 6-20 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000-10,000 acres; G3 and S3: 21-100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 10,000-50,000 acres; G4 and S4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or greater than 50,000; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide


Field RARE
* Alias RARE
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Rarity of the vegetation type. Alliances and associations with state ranks of S1-S3 are considered rare. Y=Rare, N=Not Rare, U=Unknown
List of values
Value Y
Description Yes = Rare


Value N
Description No = Not Rare


Value U
Description Unknown




Field CACODE
* Alias CACODE
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
California Natural Community Codes - unique code assigned to alliances and associations


Field NVCS_MG
* Alias NVCS_MG
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the macrogroup within the National Vegetation Classification System that the vegetation type corresponds to
Description source
http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html


Field ACRES
* Alias ACRES
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS calculated acres


Field UID
* Alias UID
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field HECTARES
* Alias HECTARES
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS calculated hectares


Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0615:33:09
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2809:25:50


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2809:25:50


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Todd Keeler-Wolf
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's position Senior Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916 324-6857

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1308 13th Street
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95814
Country US
e-mail address tkwolf@dfg.ca.gov



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Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc