Vegetation - Joshua Tree National Park, 2012 [ds730]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
California, desert, Riverside County, Joshua Tree National Park, Aerial Information Systems, environment, Colorado Desert, Mojave Desert, biota, San Bernardino County, vegetation


Summary

To represent the vegetation in JOTR.

Description

A vegetation layer created by Aerial Information Systems (AIS) for Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR) in the late 1990's. Since the initial work, an accuracy assessment (AA) was conducted during 2007 and 2008, in addition to a rapid assessment (RA) during 2009. Data collected through the AA and RA not only gauged the accuracy of the AIS's aerial photo interpretation but also the initial in-field vegetation key written by JOTR. The AA and RA data was further used in validating changes to both the vegetation layer's attribute information and polygon geometry. This feature class serves as the final version of the vegetation layer after changes based off of the AA and RA. USE THIS VEGETATION LAYER TO REPRESENT JOTR.

Credits

Use limitations

This layer represents the final vegetation classification for JOTR.

Extent

West -116.458093 East -115.262115
North 34.121167 South 33.670167

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, biota, inlandWaters


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California, Riverside County, Joshua Tree National Park, Colorado Desert, Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County

Theme keywords desert, Aerial Information Systems, vegetation

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0730_20121219


Edition 2


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Aerial Information Systems
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Joshua Tree National Park
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
Final report associated with this vegetation classification to follow.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0730_20121219
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Date and time 1998-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -116.458093
* East longitude -115.262115
* North latitude 34.121167
* South latitude 33.670167
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -12964055.645000
* East longitude -12830919.968700
* South latitude 3984598.999400
* North latitude 4045083.357900
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Sean Murphy
Organization's name Joshua Tree National Park
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (760) 367-5566

Address
Type both
Delivery point 74485 National Park Dr
City Twentynine Palms
Administrative area CA
Postal code 92277
Country US
e-mail address sean_p_murphy@nps.gov

Hours of service
M-Th 8:00-5:00 Pacific Time


Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. "GIF" or "JPG" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data are dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data be directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Constraints
Limitations of use
This layer represents the final vegetation classification for JOTR.

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 DS0730_20121219
* Object type composite
* Object count 16499



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0730_20121219
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 16499
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



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Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/700_799/ds730.zip

Fields

Details for object DS0730_20121219
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 16499
Definition
The attributes for "JOTR Vegetation Layer - Version 2 (Final)" represents the complete attributes for post-AA (final) vegetation layer.


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 NVCS_Name
* Alias NVCS_Name
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The name of the community or hierarchical level within NVCS; for mapunits that are not natural vegetation, the Wildlife Habitat Relationships classification is used
Description source
http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/servlet/NatureServe?init=Eco


Field NVCS_Level
* Alias NVCS_Level
* Data type String
* Width 255
* 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 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Vegetation type (alliance, association or mapping unit) per mapping classification


Field PI
* Alias PI
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Photo Interpretation Code
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004


Field HEIGHT
* Alias Height
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Average height of vegetation in polygon; the measurement scale is defined in the definition source.
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004
List of values
Value 1
Description <0.5m


Value 2
Description 0.5-2m


Value 3
Description 2-5m


Value 4
Description 5-15m


Value 5
Description 15-35m


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field DENSITY
* Alias Density
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Overall vegetation density; the scale is defined in the definition source.
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004
List of values
Value 1
Description Closed/Continuous: >60%


Value 2
Description Discontinuous: 40-60%


Value 3
Description Dispersed: 25-40%


Value 4
Description Sparse: 10-25%


Value 5
Description Rare: 2-10%


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field LANDUSE
* Alias LandUse
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique land use code; defined in the definition source.
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004
List of values
Value 100
Description Urban/Built-Up


Value 110
Description Residential


Value 120
Description Commercial


Value 130
Description Industrial


Value 140
Description Transportation/Utility/Communications


Value 150
Description Recreation


Value 200
Description Agriculture


Value 300
Description Mining


Value 400
Description National Park Facilities


Value 401
Description Administration/Headquarters/Research Facilities


Value 402
Description Campgrounds


Value 403
Description Picnic Areas


Value 404
Description Parking Areas


Value 405
Description Residential


Value 406
Description Barrow Pit


Value 407
Description Mining


Value 408
Description Well/Pump/Guzzler


Value 409
Description Colorado River Aqueduct


Value 410
Description Levees


Value 411
Description Exhibit Areas


Value 800
Description Water


Value 900
Description Vacant




Field LAND_TYPE
* Alias Land_Type
* Data type String
* Width 48
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique land use code definition as defined in the definition source.
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004


Field ParkSpecials
* Alias ParkSpecials
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Polygons that have a special designation. A special designation has meaning to park staff but will gain no interest from patrons outside the park.
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004


Field Alliance
* Alias Alliance
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Plant communities based on dominant/diagnostic species of uppermost or dominant stratum. Part of the USNVC hierarchy.
Description source
NPS Vegetation Mapping Program, California Native Plant Society


Field Association
* Alias Association
* Data type String
* Width 125
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The most botanically detailed plant community designation based on dominant species and multiple co- or subdominant indicator species from any strata. Part of the USNVC system. Some associations in represent new concepts which are not currently documented in the US National Vegetation Classification (NVC).
Description source
NPS Vegetation Mapping Program, California Native Plant Society


Field Common_Name
* Alias Common_Name
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Common name for vegetation type
Description source
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Joshua Tree National Park Mapping Classification - November 17, 2004


Field CalVeg_Name
* Alias CalVeg_Name
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
a crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system
Description source
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/rsl/projects/classification/system.shtml


Field CalVeg_Code
* Alias CalVeg_Code
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
a crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system
Description source
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/rsl/projects/classification/system.shtml


Field WHR_Type
* Alias WHR_Type
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationship system
Description source
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/


Field WHR_Code
* Alias WHR_Code
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
code assigned to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships type
Description source
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/


Field Global_Rank
* Alias Global_Rank
* 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 State_Rank
* Alias State_Rank
* 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
Description source
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program-CDFG


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.
Description source
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program-CDFG
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
Description source
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program, California Department of Fish and Game


Field NVCS_MG
* Alias NVCS_MG
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the Macrogroup within the National Vegetation Classification that the vegetation type corresponds to as adapted for California from "A Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Edition" (Sawyer et. al. 2009), Appendix 3, pp. 1227-1240
Description source
Sawyer, J.O., Todd Keeler-Wolf and Julie Evans. 2009. A Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Ed., Appendix 3 - "The National Vegetation Classification Hierarchy as Applied to California Vegetation", pp. 1227-1240


Field Acres
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Total acreage of feature


Field Hectares
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Area of feature in 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






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
Note: certain fields have been added by the Department of Fish and Game's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program. These include crosswalks to the Wildlife Habitat Relationships and CalVeg classification systems, Global and State Ranks, CaCode and the fields relating the mapping units to the National Vegetation Classification System as it is described for California in the 2nd edition of the Manual of California Vegetation. Macrogroups may differ from the original vegetation classification. The original classification follows the nested hierarchy of the NVC (Federal Geographic Data Committee 2008) while this map follows the NVC as adapted for California from "A Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Edition" (Sawyer et. al. 2009), Appendix 3, pp. 1227-1240.




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 2014-03-0618:09:35
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2814:11:11


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2814:11:11


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Sean Murphy
Organization's name Joshua Tree National Park
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (760) 367-5566

Address
Type both
Delivery point 74485 National Park Dr
City Twentynine Palms
Administrative area CA
Postal code 92277
Country US
e-mail address sean_p_murphy@nps.gov

Hours of service
M-Th 8:00 - 5:00 Pacific Time


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