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2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns, Level I, Kansas River Watershed

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

The Upper Kansas River Watershed Land Cover Patterns map represents Phase 1 of a two-phase mapping initiative occurring over a three-year period as part of a National Science Foundation, EPSCoR grant to study ecological forecasting in the Kansas River Watershed. The map is designed to be explicitly comparable to the 1990 Kansas Land Cover Patterns map. Using a similar methodology to produce the 2005 Upper Kansas River Water Land Cover Patterns map provides opportunities to model and evaluate the impacts landcover change in the Kansas portion of the study area over a 15-year period, with the potential for similar analysis for Nebraska and Colorado portion provided that similar historical data are available. The map contains eleven land use/land cover classes. The positional accuracy and spatial resolution of the map are appropriate for producing 1:50,000 scale maps. The map is not intended to define precise boundaries between landscape features and while the source data has a spatial resolution of 30 m x 30 m, the minimum map unit varies by land cover class and ranges between 0.22 to 5.12 acres (see below). The formal accuracy assessment, which was conducted only for the Kansas portion of the study area due to limited funding, reports the map to have an overall accuracy level of 90.72%. User and Producer accuracies vary by land cover class and rural classes have higher accuracy levels (88-95%) than urban classes (48-78%). Users are encouraged to reference the reported accuracy levels in this report and/or metadata when using the 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns map. Digital versions of the map, metadata, and accuracy assessment can be accessed from the Data Access Support Center (DASC) website of the Kansas Geological Survey (http://www.kansasgis.org/) or the website of the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program (http://kars.ku.edu/).

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Dates

Metadata Date August 30, 2010
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 30, 2010
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Responsible Party Kansas Applied Remote Sensing (KARS) Program (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: This database is not suited for site-specific analyzes. Interpretations derived from its use are intended for planning purposes only., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -94.490990
Bbox North Lat 41.302816
Bbox South Lat 38.143449
Bbox West Long -103.988620
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid
Licence The State of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Core Database's digital data have been tested and their documentation carefully reviewed. However, the State of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Policy Board's Data Access and Support Center and its representatives make no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, with respect to the digital data and their documentation, their quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The digital data are distributed on "as is" basis, and the user assumes all risk to their quality, the results obtained from their use, and the performance of the data. In no event will the State of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Policy Board or its representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages resulting from and defect in the State of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Core Database's digital data or in their documentation. This disclaimer of warranty is exlusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, express or implied. No agent or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System

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