Vegetation - John Muir National Historic Site [ds958]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
biota, California, environment, Contra Costa County, Vegetation


Summary

Vegetation maps of National Parks and National Monuments were developed to support natural resources management, planning, research and interpretation.

Description

High resolution vegetation polygons mapped by the National Park Service. The National Park Service (NPS), in conjunction with the Biological Resources Division (BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has implemented a program to develop a uniform hierarchical vegetation mapping methodology and classification at a national level and apply it to National Parks. The purpose of the data is to document the state of vegetation on Mt. Wanda at the John Muir National Historic Site during 2004, thereby providing a snapshot of conditions to assist in future monitoring and management. The vegetation units of this map were determined through visual interpretation of aerial photographs supported by field sampling. The vegetation boundaries were identified on the photographs by means of the photographic signatures and collateral information on slope, topography, and vegetation as outlined by the California Native Plant Society. The mapped vegetation reflects conditions present on Mt. Wanda during the months of May through July of 2004. Several sets of aerial photography were utilized for this project: 1.) color aerial photograph of Contra Costa County, March 2003, 1:24,000 provided by Contra Costa County 2.) black and white aerial photograph taken in May of 2000 at 1:20,000. There is an inherent margin of error in the use of aerial photography for vegetation delineation and classification.

Credits

Use limitations

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 tables are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is 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 National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or 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. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this metadata report does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.

Extent

West -122.139803 East -122.125019
North 37.989958 South 37.975130

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, biota


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California, Contra Costa County

Theme keywords Vegetation

Theme keywords biota, environment

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0958_20131210
Publication date 2009-01-01


Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Organization's name National Park Service
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type vector


Supplemental information
Data were imported to a file geodatabase by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program/Colorado State University. Parks had the flexibility to map vegetation down to the map class or to the association. Refer to jomurpt.pdf for more detailed information. The shapefile was imported into a geodatabase by the USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis. The complete report for this dataset, Plant Community Classification and Mapping Project: John Muir Historic Site (ONeil and Egan, 2004), is available here: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=75295
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0958_20131210
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -122.139887
East longitude -122.124889
South latitude 37.975108
North latitude 37.990015

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Beginning date 2000-01-01
Ending date 2004-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.139803
* East longitude -122.125019
* North latitude 37.989958
* South latitude 37.975130
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13596540.632000
* East longitude -13594894.980000
* South latitude 4575913.174300
* North latitude 4578007.320400
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program Coordinator
Organization's name USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (303) 202-4220
Fax (303) 202-4219

Address
e-mail address gs-b-npsveg@usgs.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
The U.S. Geological Survey and 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 (if available) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is 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. Any related graphics (if available) are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not approriate to use the related graphics as data. The U.S. Geological Survey and 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 are directly acquired from an U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service servers and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or 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. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this metadata report does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.
Other constraints
It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service servers and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. The complete dataset may only be accessed and downloaded at http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/parks/jomu.html .
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 tables are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is 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 National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or 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. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this metadata report does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.

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 DS0958_20131210
* Object type composite
* Object count 38



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0958_20131210
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 38
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
All attribute data were verified by hand. Polygons were reviewed to ensured they correctly reflected the field data collected. Any errors were checked against the vegetation field notes and corrections were input into the database.




Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2013-02-01
Description
The Shapefile was imported into a geodatabase by the USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis.




Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2013-12-0213:27:56
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0213:46:17
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\JoinField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0214:56:39
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:22:04
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:22:27
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:22:37
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:22:53
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:23:09
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:23:22
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:23:42
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0215:23:46
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-0912:46:41
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-1014:29:11
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-1014:30:43
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program Coordinator
Organization's name USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (303) 202-4220
Fax 303-202-4219

Address
Type both
Delivery point Denver Federal Center, Building 810, MS 302
City Denver
Administrative area Colorado
Postal code 80225
e-mail address gs-b-npsveg@usgs.gov



Available format
Name HTML


Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Location http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/parks/jomu.html
Description Internet Access



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/parks/jomu.html

Fields

Details for object DS0958_20131210
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 38
Definition
Vegetation - John Muir National Historic Site [ds958]


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 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html) . Since the NVCS does not have categories for human land use or otherwise unvegetated land, those descriptions were drawn from the California Wildlife Habitat Relationship.
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field NVCSLevel
* Alias NVCSLevel
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized level of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html) .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field MapClass
* Alias MapClass
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Full Map Class name. The finest level of vegetation type mapped (alliance, group or macrogroup); or land use for polygons that are not natural vegetation, per the mapping classification.
Description of values
Map class association common name.




Field MapClass_ID
* Alias MapClass_ID
* Data type String
* Width 30
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Code used to represent the Map Class.
Description of values
Map class code.




Field Poly_ID
* Alias Poly_ID
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier for each polygon.
Description source
NPS San Francisco Bay Area Network
Description of values
Unique plot code.




Field X_Centroid
* Alias X_Centroid
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
X Coordinate (UTM Easting) of the centroid of the polygon.
Description source
NPS San Francisco Bay Area Network
Description of values
Easting coordinate.




Field Y_Centroid
* Alias Y_Centroid
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Y Coordinate (UTM Northing) of the centroid of the polygon.
Description source
NPS San Francisco Bay Area Network
Description of values
Northing coordinate.




Field CALVEGName
* Alias CALVEGName
* Data type String
* Width 75
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field CALVEGCode
* Alias CALVEGCode
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field CWHRType
* Alias CWHRType
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field CWHRCode
* Alias CWHRCode
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field GlobalRank
* Alias GlobalRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The global rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances and associations).
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field StateRank
* Alias StateRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The state rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances and associations).
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field Rare
* Alias Rare
* Data type String
* Width 3
* 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
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field CaCode
* Alias CaCode
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
California Natural Community Codes - unique code assigned to alliances and associations.
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field NVCSAlliance
* Alias NVCSAlliance
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the alliance within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field NVCSGroup
* Alias NVCSGroup
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the group within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field NVCSMG
* Alias NVCSMG
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the macrogroup within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .
Description source
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)


Field Acres
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Hectares
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.




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




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 2014-03-0622:22:37
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2815:09:06


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2815:09:06


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program Coordinator
Organization's name USGS/CSS/Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (303) 202-4220
Fax (303) 202-4219

Address
Type both
Delivery point Denver Federal Center, Building 810, MS 302
City Denver
Administrative area Colorado
Postal code 80225
e-mail address gs-b-npsveg@usgs.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Other maintenance requirements
Last metadata review date: 20130222


Thumbnail and Enclosures

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