Vegetation - Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Vegetation Mapping Project [ds986]

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Tags
Trinity County, California, environment, Vegetation, Shasta County, biota


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. These data describe vegetation for the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area through the formation of polygons of similar vegetation cover. The desired minimum mapping unit was 0.5 hectares in size. However polygons as small as 0.1 hectares are included. Vegetation is classified according to the US National Vegetation Classification Standard (NVCS, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/vegetation/NVCS_V2_FINAL_2008-02.pdf) to the association level when possible (31 classes), to the alliance level. A "Barren" class and a "Disturbed" class are also included for a total of 38 categories.

Credits

National Park Service

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 -122.730503 East -122.477086
North 40.715813 South 40.539183

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, biota


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords Trinity County, California, Shasta County

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Theme keywords Vegetation

Citation

* Title DS0986_20140210
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
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Humboldt State University
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. The complete reports for this dataset, Vegetation alliances and associations of the Whiskeytown National Recreational Area (Steward et al. 2003), is available here: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=16311 and Using high resolution satellite imagery and feature extraction software for vegetation mapping at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Redding, California (Fox et al. 2006) is available here: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=16313
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
National Park Service
ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0986_20140210
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2005-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -122.730787
East longitude -122.476148
South latitude 40.53883
North latitude 40.716034

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.730503
* East longitude -122.477086
* North latitude 40.715813
* South latitude 40.539183
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13662297.063600
* East longitude -13634086.884300
* South latitude 4944607.085600
* North latitude 4970514.039900
* 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-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program Coordinator
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/whis.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 DS0986_20140210
* Object type composite
* Object count 4148



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0986_20140210
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 4148
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2013-12-3012:23:48
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Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-12-3012:29:44
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 2013-12-3012:34:58
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 2013-12-3013:44:58
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 2013-12-3013:51:48
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 2014-02-0418:00:45
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 2014-02-1014:17:06
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-02-1014:20:05
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/whis.html
Description Internet Access



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location http://www1.usgs.gov/vip/whis/whisgeodata.zip

Fields

Details for object DS0986_20140210
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 4148
Definition
Vegetation - Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Vegetation Mapping Project [ds986]


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.


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) .


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 or macrogroup); 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 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
National Park Service
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
National Park Service
Description of values
Northing coordinate.




Field Poly_ID
* Alias Poly_ID
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier for each polygon
Description source
National Park Service
Description of values
Unique plot code.




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.
List of values
Value Y
Description Rare


Value N
Description 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.
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 2014-03-0622:31:10
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2815:18:33


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2815:18:33


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: 20101027


Thumbnail and Enclosures

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