Vegetation - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Vegetation Mapping Project [ds984]

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Tags
California, Tulare County, environment, bios, Vegetation, Fresno County


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 Vegetation Map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was produced over an eight year period (2000-2007) to describe and map the vascular plant associations of the two southern Sierra Nevada national parks. Over 80,000 individual vegetation polygons are mapped to 172 vegetation classes. Overall spatial accuracy of the resulting map products is equivalent to 1:24000 National Map Accuracy Standards. Vegetation delineations are based on photo interpretation of 1:15,840 scale color infrared photography acquired by Pacific Western Technologies (PWT) duirng two missions conducted in July of 2000 and 2001. Photo interpretation and automation, including rectification to the 1:24000 Digital Photo Orthoquads (DOQQs) was performed by Aerial Information Systems (AIS) under subcontract to Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), who provided project management and final cartographic products. Development of the National Vegetation Classification Standard (NVCS) compliant mapping classification and accuracy assessment of the final map products, along with all associated field sampling, was performed by NPS ecologists at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Overall map accuracy is 80% at the association level and 86% at the alliance level (based on 2409 field assessments). This version also contains CALVEG crosswalks used by the California U.S. Forest Service. Crosswalks to fuel models were added based on both USFS and NPS methods.

Credits

National Park Service - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Division of Resources Management and Science

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. Any person using the information presented here should fully understand the data collection and compilation procedures, as described in these metadata and associated documentation, before beginning analysis. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. For purposes of publication or dissemination, citations should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service. Additionally, this data should not be used for navigation.

Extent

West -118.983312 East -118.234782
North 37.237504 South 36.294044

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:50,000

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California, Tulare County, Fresno County

Theme keywords Vegetation

Theme keywords environment, bios

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0984_20140203
Publication date 2009-01-01


Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name National Park Service - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Division of Resources Management and Science
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. Note that the accuracy of an individual class will vary from the overall accuracy figures reported above, and that due to limited resources not all classes were fully evaluated using field data. Refer to the accuracy assessment section of the supporting documentation for detailed information and type specific accuracy results.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
National Park Service - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Division of Resources Management and Science
ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0984_20140203
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Beginning date 2000-01-01
Ending date 2001-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -118.996511
East longitude -118.231699
South latitude 36.289885
North latitude 37.24431

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -118.983312
* East longitude -118.234782
* North latitude 37.237504
* South latitude 36.294044
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13245161.694900
* East longitude -13161835.714400
* South latitude 4341157.197700
* North latitude 4472263.674600
* 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/seki.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. Any person using the information presented here should fully understand the data collection and compilation procedures, as described in these metadata and associated documentation, before beginning analysis. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. For purposes of publication or dissemination, citations should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service. Additionally, this data should not be used for navigation.

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
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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 DS0984_20140203
* Object type composite
* Object count 82086



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0984_20140203
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 82086
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Topological consistency
Evaluation method
All polygon features are checked for topology using the ESRI ARC/INFO software. Each polygon begins and ends at the same point with the node feature. All nodes are checked for error so that there are no dangling features. There are no duplicate lines or polygons. All nodes will snap together and close polygons based on a specific tolerance. If the node is not within the tolerance, it is adjusted manually.




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
All polygon features are checked for topology using the ESRI ARC/INFO software. Each polygon begins and ends at the same point with the node feature. All nodes are checked for error so that there are no dangling features. There are no duplicate lines or polygons. All nodes will snap together and close polygons based on a specific tolerance. If the node is not within the tolerance, it is adjusted manually.




Data quality report - Completeness omission


Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
The NPS field reconnaissance team collected accuracy assessment points in the field using GPS for comparison to the final map product to determine the user and producer accuracies on a class-by-class basis for each vegetation unit. The accuracy assessment points were reviewed and analyzed by the field reconnaissance team and photo interpretation team for each class type to discuss and determine the final accuracy designation for each class. Some classes have been combined within the hierarchy to improve the overall accuracy of the final map and although these omitted types are still listed in the final map classification they are no longer present within the final cartographic product. The omitted types are also still listed in the features as original PI codes for the map data. The following are the vegetation classification types assessed for accuracy indicating the sampling analysis including the user's and producer's accuracy. 0100 = Alpine Talus Slope (assign density) Number Correct = 6 User's Total = 6 Producer's Total = 6 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0200 = Alpine Scree Slope (assign density) Number Correct = 3 User's Total = 4 Producer's Total = 3 User's % Correct = 75 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0300 = Alpine Snow Patch Communities (no density) Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 0400 = Alpine Fell-field (assign density) Number Correct = 5 User's Total = 7 Producer's Total = 6 User's % Correct = 71 Producer's % Correct = 83; 0500 = Mesic Rock Outcrop (no density) Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 3 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 67 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0700 = Boulder Field (no density) Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 2 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0910 = Post Disturbance Conifer Reproduction (assign density) Number Correct = 31 User's Total = 33 Producer's Total = 31 User's % Correct = 94 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0920 = Conifer Plantation (assign density) Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA100 Producer's % Correct = NA; 0940 = Sparsely Vegetated Undifferentiated (no density) Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = 1 Producer's % Correct = 0; 0950 = Non-alpine Talus Number Correct = 7 User's Total = 7 Producer's Total = 7 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0960 = Rock Outcrop Undifferentiated Number Correct = 13 User's Total = `9 Producer's Total = 13 User's % Correct = 68 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0970 = Alpine Permanent Snowfield/Glacier Number Correct = 1 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0980 = Water Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 2 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 0990 = Urban/Developed (assign Land Use code) Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 1020 = Canyon Live Oak Forest Alliance Number Correct = 73 User's Total = 77 Producer's Total = 80 User's % Correct = 95 Producer's % Correct = 91; 1040 = Interior Live Oak Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 17 User's Total = 18 Producer's Total = 17 User's % Correct = 94 Producer's % Correct = 100; 2010 = Quaking Aspen Forest Alliance Number Correct = User's Total = Producer's Total = User's % Correct = 94 Producer's % Correct = 100; 2020 = California Black Oak Forest Alliance (includes 2021 and 2026) Number Correct = 45 User's Total = 51 Producer's Total = 54 User's % Correct = 88 Producer's % Correct = 83; 2030 = Blue Oak Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 14 User's Total =14 Producer's Total = 14 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 2050 = Black Cottonwood Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance Number Correct = 11 User's Total = 13 Producer's Total = 13 User's % Correct = 85 Producer's % Correct = 85; 2060 = White Alder Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance Number Correct = 8 User's Total = 8 Producer's Total = 9 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 89; 2080 = Bigleaf Maple Forest Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = 0 Producer's % Correct = NA; 2100 = California Sycamore Temporarily Flooded Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 1 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 2110 = California Buckeye Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 1 User's Total = 2 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 2503 = Montane Broadleaf Deciduous Trees Mapping Unit Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = 0; 3010 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Quaking Aspen Forest Alliance Number Correct = 10 User's Total = 11 Producer's Total = 13 User's % Correct = 91 Producer's % Correct = 77; 3020 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Alliance Number Correct = 290 User's Total = 315 Producer's Total = 329 User's % Correct = 92 Producer's % Correct = 88; 3050 = Ponderosa Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = 0; 3060 = Ponderosa Pine-Incense-cedar Forest Alliance Number Correct = 42 User's Total = 45 Producer's Total = 47 User's % Correct = 93 Producer's % Correct = 89; 3070 = Jeffrey Pine Woodland Alliance (includes 3086) Number Correct = 107 User's Total = 129 Producer's Total = 124 User's % Correct = 83 Producer's % Correct = 86; 3110 = Single-leaf Pinyon Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 23 User's Total = 23 Producer's Total = 23 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 3130 = Western White Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 6 User's Total = 9 Producer's Total = 10 User's % Correct = 67 Producer's % Correct = 60; 3140 = Whitebark Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 68 User's Total = 74 Producer's Total = 74 User's % Correct = 92 Producer's % Correct = 92; 3150 = Limber Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 3200 = Foxtail Pine Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 52 User's Total = 59 Producer's Total = 61 User's % Correct = 88 Producer's % Correct = 85; 3520 = (Foxtail Pine)-(Sierra Lodgepole Pine)-(Whitebark Pine) Krummholz Woodland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 2 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 3530 = Whitebark Pine-Foxtail Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Superalliance Number Correct = 30 User's Total = 34 Producer's Total = 32 User's % Correct = 88 Producer's % Correct = 94; 3540 = Foxtail Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Superalliance Number Correct = 41 User's Total =61 Producer's Total = 50 User's % Correct = 67 Producer's % Correct = 82; 4020 = Giant Sequoia Forest Alliance Number Correct = 8 User's Total = 8 Producer's Total = 9 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 89; 4030 = Mountain Hemlock Forest Alliance Number Correct = 7 User's Total = 8 Producer's Total = 8 User's % Correct = 88 Producer's % Correct = 88; 4050 = California Red Fir Forest Alliance Number Correct = 69 User's Total = 87 Producer's Total = 86 User's % Correct = 79 Producer's % Correct = 80; 4070 = California Red Fir-White Fir Forest Alliance (includes 4071, 4072, and 4073) Number Correct = 24 User's Total = 40 Producer's Total = 25 User's % Correct = 60 Producer's % Correct = 96; 4080 = White Fir-Sugar Pine Forest Alliance Number Correct = 63 User's Total = 72 Producer's Total = 75 User's % Correct = 88 Producer's % Correct = 84; 4100 = Sierra Juniper Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 53 User's Total = 58 Producer's Total = 65 User's % Correct = 91 Producer's % Correct = 82; 4110 = Incense-cedar Forest Alliance Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 2 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct =100; 4540 = Western White Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine-(California Red Fir) Woodland Superassociation (includes 3132 and 4055) Number Correct = 32 User's Total = 44 Producer's Total = 43 User's % Correct = 73 Producer's % Correct = 74; 5010 = Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 4 User's Total = 5 Producer's Total = 5 User's % Correct = 80 Producer's % Correct = 80; 5020 = Chamise Shrubland Alliance (includes 5021) Number Correct = 13 User's Total = 14 Producer's Total = 14 User's % Correct = 93 Producer's % Correct = 93; 5030 = Chamise-Buckbrush Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = 0 Producer's % Correct = 0; 5050 = Buckbrush Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 5060 = Chaparral Whitethorn Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 5070 = Whiteleaf Manzanita Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 1 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 2 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 50; 5090 = Greenleaf Manzanita Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 18 User's Total = 20 Producer's Total = 25 User's % Correct = 90 Producer's % Correct = 72; 5130 = Mountain Misery Dwarf-shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = 0; 5140 = Indian Manzanita Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA ; 5160 = Big Sagebrush Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 11 User's Total = 12 Producer's Total = 14 User's % Correct = 92 Producer's % Correct = 79; 5200 = Rothrock's Sagebrush Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 2 User's Total = 4 Producer's Total = 4 User's % Correct = 50 Producer's % Correct = 50; 5230 = Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Woodland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 5270 = Chaparral Yucca Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 4 User's Total = 4 Producer's Total = 7 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 57; 5280 = Pinemat Manzanita Dwarf-shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = 0 Producer's % Correct = NA; 5300 = Water Birch Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 5510 = Alpine & Subalpine Shrubland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 21 User's Total = 23 Producer's Total = 21 User's % Correct = 91 Producer's % Correct = 100; 5530 = Bitter Cherry-Gooseberry spp.-(Mountain Maple) Shrubland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 8 User's Total = 26 Producer's Total = 8 User's % Correct = 31 Producer's % Correct =100; 5550 = Red Mountainheather Dwarf-shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 1 User's Total = 1 Producer's Total = 1 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 5590 = Greenleaf Manzanita-Bush Chinquapin-Whitethorn Ceanothus Shrubland Superalliance (includes 5080, 5110 and 5520) Number Correct = 60 User's Total = 74 Producer's Total = 70 User's % Correct = 81 Producer's % Correct = 86; 6010 = Deerbrush Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 5 User's Total = 5 Producer's Total = 6 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 83; 6020 = Oregon White Oak Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 3 User's Total = 3 Producer's Total = 3 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 6030 = California Grape Association Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 6110 = Sierra Willow/Swamp Onion Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 24 User's Total = 24 Producer's Total = 28 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 86; 6210 = Oceanspray Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 0 User's Total = 0 Producer's Total = 0 User's % Correct = NA Producer's % Correct = NA; 6300 = Bitter Cherry Shrubland Alliance Number Correct = 3 User's Total = 3 Producer's Total = 7 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 43; 6500 = Willow spp./Meadow Shrubland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 12 User's Total = 17 Producer's Total = 14 User's % Correct = 71 Producer's % Correct = 86; 6600 = Willow spp.Riparian Shrubland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 23 User's Total = 23 Producer's Total = 30 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 77; 6700 = Willow spp./Talus Shrubland Mapping Unit Number Correct = 15 User's Total = 18 Producer's Total = 21 User's % Correct = 83 Producer's % Correct = 71; 7000 = Upland Herbaceous Number Correct = 14 User's Total = 26 Producer's Total = 14 User's % Correct = 54 Producer's % Correct = 100; 7120 = Shorthair Sedge Herbaceous Alliance Number Correct = 15 User's Total = 16 Producer's Total = 22 User's % Correct = 94 Producer's % Correct = 68; 7260 = California Annual Grassland/Herbland Superalliance Number Correct = 7 User's Total = 7 Producer's Total = 7 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 7702 = Mesic Post Fire Herbaceous Mapping Unit Number Correct = 3 User's Total = 3 Producer's Total = 3 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100; 7703 = Post Fire Shrub/Herbaceous Mapping Unit Number Correct = 4 User's Total = 4 Producer's Total = 7 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 57; 8000 = Intermittently to Seasonally Flooded Meadow Number Correct = 35 User's Total = 37 Producer's Total = 38 User's % Correct = 95 Producer's % Correct = 92; 9000 = Semi-permanently to Permanently Flooded Meadow Number Correct = 5 User's Total = 5 Producer's Total = 5 User's % Correct = 100 Producer's % Correct = 100


Quantitative test results
Value 80% anticitpated threshold for accuracy


Evaluation method
The vegetation classification system is organized hierarchically to support conservation and resource stewardship applications across multiple scales. The upper levels of the hierarchy are based on the physical form or structure of the vegetation (physiognomy) and have been refined from the international standard developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The two most detailed levels of the hierarchy are based on the species composition of the existing vegetation (floristics) and reflect the phyto-sociological standards that were originally developed by European ecologists. The vegetation classification is continually advanced through the collection and analysis of new field data and will be greatly strengthened during the course of the USGS-NPS mapping efforts. The final USGS - NPS Vegetation Final Mapping Classification for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is based upon the following association and alliance level classification types as well as associated landuse and non-vegetated types: 0000 = Sparsely Vegetated/Miscellaneous Classes, 0100 = Alpine Talus Slope (assign density) 0200 = Alpine Scree Slope (assign density) 0300 = Alpine Snow Patch Communities (no density) 0400 = Alpine Fell-field (assign density) 0500 = Mesic Rock Outcrop (no density) 0700 = Boulder Field (no density) 0900 = Sparsely Vegetated/Miscellaneous Classes (continued) 0910 = Post Disturbance Conifer Reproduction (assign density) 0920 = Conifer Plantation (assign density) 0940 = Sparsely Vegetated Undifferentiated (no density) 0941 = Sparsely Vegetated Riverine Flat (no density) 0950 = Non-alpine Talus 0960 = Rock Outcrop Undifferentiated 0961 = Sparsely Vegetated to Non-vegetated Exposed Rock 0963 = Dome 0965 = Sparsely Vegetated Rocky Streambed 0970 = Alpine Permanent Snowfield/Glacier 0980 = Water 0990 = Urban/Developed (assign Land Use code) 1000 = Broadleaf Evergreen Trees 1020 = Canyon Live Oak Forest Alliance 1021 = Canyon Live Oak/Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Forest Mapping Unit 1022 = Canyon Live Oak/Whiteleaf Manzanita Woodland Association 1023 = Canyon Live Oak-Ponderosa Pine Forest & Canyon Live Oak-Incense-cedar Forest Superassociation 1024 = Canyon Live Oak-California Bay Forest Superassociation 1029 = Canyon Live Oak/Greenleaf Manzanita Forest Association 1040 = Interior Live Oak Woodland Alliance 1043 = Interior Live Oak-Canyon Live Oak Woodland Association 1044 = Interior Live Oak-California Buckeye/Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany-California Redbud Forest Association 2000 = Broadleaf Deciduous Trees 2010 = Quaking Aspen Forest Alliance 2013 = Quaking Aspen/Willow spp. Forest Mapping Unit 2014 = Quaking Aspen/Willow spp. Talus Mapping Unit 2016 = Quaking Aspen/Big Sagebrush Forest Superassociation 2017 = Quaking Aspen/Meadow Mapping Unit 2020 = California Black Oak Forest Alliance (includes 2021 and 2026) 2021 = California Black Oak/Greenleaf Manzanita Forest Association (see 2020) 2025 = California Black Oak/(Bracken Fern) Meadow Mapping Unit 2026 = California Black Oak/Indian Manzanita-Mountain Misery Forest Association (see 2020) 2030 = Blue Oak Woodland Alliance 2033 = Blue Oak/Brome spp.-American Wild Carrot Woodland Association 2034 = Blue Oak-Interior Live Oak/Brome spp.-American Wild Carrot Woodland Association 2038 = Blue Oak-California Buckeye-(Interior Live Oak) Woodland Mapping Unit 2050 = Black Cottonwood Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance 2053 = Black Cottonwood Forest Association 2060 = White Alder Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance 2061 = White Alder-Red Willow-California Sycamore Forest Association 2080 = Bigleaf Maple Forest Alliance 2100 = California Sycamore Temporarily Flooded Woodland Alliance 2102 = California Sycamore-(Canyon Live Oak)-(Interior Live Oak) Forest Mapping Unit 2110 = California Buckeye Woodland Alliance 2114 = California Buckeye-Canyon Live Oak Woodland Association 2500 = Superalliances and Alliance Mapping Units 2503 = Montane Broadleaf Deciduous Trees Mapping Unit 3000 = Needleleaf Evergreen Pine Trees 3010 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Quaking Aspen Forest Alliance 3012 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Quaking Aspen/Meadow Forest Mapping Unit 3020 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Alliance 3021 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Sparse/Outcrop Woodland Superassociation (see 3026) 3022 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine/(Bog Blueberry) Forest Mapping Unit 3026 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Rocky Woodlands Superassociation (includes 3021, 3038 and 3042) 3028 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine-(Whitebark Pine)/(Ross Sedge)-(Shorthair Sedge) Forest Superassociation (includes3033, 3041, and 3043) 3030 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Alliance (continued) 3033 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Whitebark Pine/Ross Sedge Forest Association (see 3028) 3034 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine/Big Sagebrush Forest Association 3038 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Association (see 3026) 3040 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Alliance (continued) 3041 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine/Ross Sedge Forest Association (see 3028) 3042 =Sierra Lodgepole Pine/Shorthair Sedge Woodland Association (see 3026) 3043 = Sierra Lodgepole-Whitebark Pine/Shorthair Sedge Forest Association (see 3028) 3048 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Mesic Expression Superassociation 3049 = Sierra Lodgepole Pine Xeric Expression Superassociation 3050 = Ponderosa Pine Woodland Alliance 3053 = Ponderosa Pine-California Black Oak/Whiteleaf Manzanita Woodland Association 3060 = Ponderosa Pine-Incense-cedar Forest Alliance 3061 = Ponderosa Pine-Incense-cedar-Canyon Live Oak/Mountain Misery Forest Association 3062 = Ponderosa Pine-Incense-cedar/Mountain Misery Forest Association 3063 = Ponderosa Pine-Incense-cedar-California Black Oak Forest Association 3070 = Jeffrey Pine Woodland Alliance (includes 3086) 3072 = Jeffrey Pine/Greenleaf Manzanita Woodland Association 3073 = Jeffrey Pine/Whitethorn Ceanothus Woodland Association 3080 = Jeffrey Pine Woodland Alliance (continued) 3083 = Jeffrey Pine-White Fir/Roundleaf Snowberry/Squirreltail Grass Woodland Association 3084 = Jeffrey Pine-Canyon Live Oak/Whiteleaf Manzanita Woodland Association 3085 = Jeffrey Pine-California Red Fir Woodland Association 3086 = Jeffrey Pine-White Fir Woodland & White Fir-Sugar Pine-Jeffrey Pine Woodland Mapping Unit (see 3070) 3110 = Single-leaf Pinyon Pine Woodland Alliance 3114 = Single-leaf Pinyon Pine-Canyon Live Oak/Whiteleaf Manzanita Woodland Association 3130 = Western White Pine Woodland Alliance 3132 = Western White Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Association (see 4540) 3133 = Western White Pine/(Greenleaf Manzanita)-(Bush Chinquapin)-(Oceanspray) Woodland Mapping Unit 3140 = Whitebark Pine Woodland Alliance 3142 = Whitebark Pine/Davidson's Penstemon Woodland Association 3144 = Whitebark Pine/Shorthair Sedge Woodland Association 3148 = Whitebark Pine-Mountain Hemlock Woodland Association 3150 = Limber Pine Woodland Alliance 3200 = Foxtail Pine Woodland Alliance 3202 = Foxtail Pine/Bush Chinquapin Woodland Association 3203 = Foxtail Pine Woodland Superassociation 3204 = Foxtail Pine-Western White Pine Woodland Superassociation 3205 = Dead Foxtail Pine Mapping Unit 3500 = Superalliances and Alliance Mapping Units 3520 = (Foxtail Pine)-(Sierra Lodgepole Pine)-(Whitebark Pine) Krummholz Woodland Mapping Unit 3530 = Whitebark Pine-Foxtail Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Superalliance 3540 = Foxtail Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Woodland Superalliance 4000 = Needleleaf Evergreen Conical-form Trees 4020 = Giant Sequoia Forest Alliance 4021 = Giant Sequoia-Sugar Pine/Pacific Dogwood Forest Association 4023 = Giant Sequoia-White Fir-California Red Fir Forest Association 4030 = Mountain Hemlock Forest Alliance 4033 = Mountain Hemlock-Western White Pine Forest Association 4040 = Mountain Hemlock Forest Alliance (continued) 4041 = Mountain Hemlock-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Association 4042 = Mountain Hemlock-Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Whitebark Pine Forest Mapping Unit 4043 = Mountain Hemlock-Sierra Lodgepole Pine-Western White Pine Forest Association 4050 = California Red Fir Forest Alliance 4051 = California Red Fir Forest Association 4054 = California Red Fir/Pinemat Manzanita-(Greenleaf Manzanita)-(Whitethorn Ceanothus) Forest Mapping Unit (see 4064) 4055 = California Red Fir-Western White Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine Forest Association (see 4540) 4057 = California Red Fir-Western White Pine Forest Association 4060 = California Red Fir Forest Alliance (continued) 4063 = California Red Fir-Sierra Lodgepole Pine/Whiteflower Hawkweed Forest Mapping Unit 4064 = California Red Fir-(Western White Pine)/(Pinemat Manzanita)-(Bush Chinquapin) Forest Mapping Unit (includes 4054 and 4069) 4069 = California Red Fir-Western White Pine/(Pinemat Manzanita)-(Bush Chinquapin) Forest Mapping Unit (see 4064) 4070 = California Red Fir-White Fir Forest Alliance (includes 4071, 4072, and 4073) 4071 = California Red Fir-White Fir Forest Association (see 4070) 4072 = California Red Fir-White Fir-Jeffrey Pine Forest Association (see 4070) 4073 = California Red Fir-White Fir-Sugar Pine Forest Association (see 4070) 4080 = White Fir-Sugar Pine Forest Alliance 4081 = White Fir Forest Mapping Unit 4082 = White Fir Mature Even-age Stands Mapping Unit 4084 = White Fir-(California Red Fir-Sugar Pine-Jeffrey Pine)/Whitethorn Ceanothus-(Greenleaf Manzanita) Forest Mapping Unit 4090 = White Fir-Sugar Pine Forest Alliance (continued) 4094 = White Fir-Sugar Pine-Incense-cedar Forest Superassociation 4095 = White Fir-Sugar Pine/Greenleaf Manzanita-Whitethorn Ceanothus Forest Mapping Unit 4100 = Sierra Juniper Woodland Alliance 4107 = Sierra Juniper/Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany-Big Sagebrush Woodland Association 4108 = Sierra Juniper Woodland Association 4109 = Sierra Juniper/Oceanspray Woodland & Sierra Juniper/Big Sagebrush Woodland Superassociation 4110 = Incense-cedar Forest Alliance 4111 = Incense-cedar-White Alder Forest Association 4500 = Superalliance and Alliance Mapping Units 4540 = Western White Pine-Sierra Lodgepole Pine-(California Red Fir) Woodland Superassociation (includes 3132 and 4055) 5000 = Evergreen Shrubs 5010 = Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Shrubland Alliance 5011 = Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany/California Redbud-California Flannelbush Shrubland Association 5012 = Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany/Whiteleaf Manzanita Shrubland Association 5020 = Chamise Shrubland Alliance (includes 5021) 5021 = Chamise Shrubland Association (see 5020) 5022 = Chamise/Whiteleaf Manzanita Shrubland Association 5023 = Chamise-Chaparral Yucca Shrubland Association 5025 = Chamise-California Yerba Santa Shrubland Association 5030 = Chamise-Buckbrush Shrubland Alliance 5031 = Chamise-Buckbrush Shrubland Association 5050 = Buckbrush Shrubland Alliance 5060 = Chaparral Whitethorn Shrubland Alliance 5070 = Whiteleaf Manzanita Shrubland Alliance 5080 = Bush Chinquapin Shrubland Alliance (see 5590) 5090 = Greenleaf Manzanita Shrubland Alliance 5110 = Whitethorn Ceanothus Shrubland Alliance (see 5590) 5130 = Mountain Misery Dwarf-shrubland Alliance 5140 = Indian Manzanita Shrubland Alliance 5160 = Big Sagebrush Shrubland Alliance 5200 = Rothrock's Sagebrush Shrubland Alliance 5230 = Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Woodland Alliance 5270 = Chaparral Yucca Shrubland Alliance 5280 = Pinemat Manzanita Dwarf-shrubland Alliance 5300 = Water Birch Shrubland Alliance 5500 = Superalliances and Alliance Mapping Units 5510 = Alpine & Subalpine Shrubland Mapping Unit 5520 = Greenleaf Manzanita-Bush Chinquapin-Whitethorn Ceanothus Shrubland Mapping Unit (see 5590) 5530 = Bitter Cherry-Gooseberry spp.-(Mountain Maple) Shrubland Mapping Unit 5550 = Red Mountainheather Dwarf-shrubland Alliance 5590 = Greenleaf Manzanita-Bush Chinquapin-Whitethorn Ceanothus Shrubland Superalliance (includes 5080, 5110 and 5520) 6000 = Deciduous Shrubs 6010 = Deerbrush Shrubland Alliance 6020 = Oregon White Oak Shrubland Alliance 6022 = Oregon White Oak-Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Shrubland Association 6030 = California Grape Association 6110 = Sierra Willow/Swamp Onion Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance 6210 = Oceanspray Shrubland Alliance 6300 = Bitter Cherry Shrubland Alliance 6500-6990 = Superalliance and Alliance Mapping Units 6500 = Willow spp./Meadow Shrubland Mapping Unit 6600 = Willow spp.Riparian Shrubland Mapping Unit 6700 = Willow spp./Talus Shrubland Mapping Unit 7000 = Upland Herbaceous 7120 = Shorthair Sedge Herbaceous Alliance 7260 = California Annual Grassland/Herbland Superalliance 7702 = Mesic Post Fire Herbaceous Mapping Unit 7703 = Post Fire Shrub/Herbaceous Mapping Unit 8000 = Intermittently to Seasonally Flooded Meadow 9000 = Semi-permanently to Permanently Flooded Meadow




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description
Unknown. The positional accuracy of the base digital ortho image is not known. It is assumed the map meets National Map Accuracy Standards. Assuming that the USGS ortho image base is correct, the horizontal accuracy standard is 90 percent for all vectors and accurate within 1/50th of an inch (0.05 centimeters) on the map. At 1:24,000 scale, 1/50th of an inch is 40 feet (12.2 meters).


Quantitative test results
Value 40 ft


Evaluation method
A separate quality control step was performed for each aerial photo upon completion of the photo interpretation. A senior photo interpreter reviewed each photo for map unit delineation, PI signature code, and density code accuracy. Each photo overlay was checked for completeness, consistency, and adherence to the mapping criteria and guidelines The data automation process used to capture the vegetation linework automatically georeferenced the data into real world coordinates and each polygon was assigned an attribute. To ensure that code verification and edit plot quality assurance, an edit plot of the converted spatial data was produced for each DOQQ and compared to the aerial photo overlays. Each plot was checked for cartographic quality of the arcs defining the polygon features and the accuracy of the label assignments. Line and code changes were noted directly on the edit plot. All plots were edgematched to verify line and code accuracy across map sheets. Processors conducted interactive ARCEDIT sessions to make the necessary corrections to the coverages. During the final quality assurance of the vegetation map, the individual coverages created for each DOQQ were then joined into a single seamless vegetation coverage for the Park. This final vegetation layer was examined by a senior photo interpreter. Final checks were conducted to test for invalid codes, check for missing or extra lines, look for edgematch problems, verify the registration of linework to the DOQQ base, and to review the distribution of species mapped within the Park.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension vertical


Measure description
Unknown. The positional accuracy of the base digital ortho image is not known. It is assumed the map meets National Map Accuracy Standards. Assuming that the USGS ortho image base is correct, the vertical accuracy standard for all vectors is 90 percent correct within half of the contour interval. Within USGS digital elevation model intervals of 10 feet, 90 percent of all vectors are vertically accurate within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of the actual elevation.


Quantitative test results
Value 10 ft


Evaluation method
Data automation was conducted using a semi-photogrammetric Mono Digitizing Stereo Digitizing (MDSD) software. The first step of the procedure utilized input from the USGS ortho imagery header and camera calibration report for the the creation of control points. Locational points identified both on the USGS ortho imagery and the aerial photography were identified and input into an ARC/INFO point coverage. The MDSD software used to capture the vegetation linework automatically georeferenced the data into real world coordinates. By using the control points generated in the previous step each photo was registered to the USGS ortho imagery. Once each photo was georeferenced the lines were then digitized. The digitized lines were stored in an MDSD outfile format that were then converted to a coverage using ARC/INFO. Coverage linework from each aerial photo was rectified to the project USGS ortho imagery and connected to the adjacent photo coverage. Map sheets were checked for open polygons, data registration, and any spatial edgematch problems between photos. Registration quality depended on the accuracy, quantity, and distribution of the control points. Spatial refinement was performed in ESRI ARCEDIT sessions using various user-defined tools zoomed-in at larger scales from 1:6,000 to 1:3,000. Lines depicting boundaries representing minimal ecotones (for example - land use interface, water bodies, life-form interface) were refined.




Lineage

Source data
Description
Unknown


Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 15840

Source citation
Title CIR Aerial Photography 2000 - 2001
Alternate titles CIR Aerial Photography 2000 - 2001


Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format raster digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name Unknown
Contact's role originator




Extent of the source data
Description
Imagery date
Temporal extent
Date and time
Indeterminate date unknown



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2014-01-0609:04:11
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 2014-02-0311:54:22
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 2014-02-0315:23:11
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-02-0315:30:49
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/seki.html
Description Internet Access



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location http://www1.usgs.gov/vip/seki/sekigeodata.zip

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

Fields

Details for object DS0984_20140203
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 82086
Definition
Vegetation - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Vegetation Mapping Project [ds984]


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://usnvc.org/) . 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.


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://usnvc.org/) .


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


Field MapClassID
* Alias MapClassID
* Data type String
* Width 30
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Code used to represent the MapClass.


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
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
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
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 .


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 .


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/ .


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/ .


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). 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 acres; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide abundance. See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .


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). 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 acres; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide abundance. See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .


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. Y=Rare, N=Not Rare.


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.


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://usnvc.org/ .


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://usnvc.org/ .


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://usnvc.org/ .


Field Acres
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.


Field Hectares
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.


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 2014-03-0622:29:56
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2815:17:53


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2815:17:53


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: 20101022


Thumbnail and Enclosures

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