Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Cape Lookout National Seashore

Metadata Updated: January 29, 2020

The files linked to this reference are the geospatial data created as part of the completion of the baseline vegetation inventory project for the NPS park unit. Current format is ArcGIS file geodatabase but older formats may exist as shapefiles.

Twenty-two map classes were developed to map the vegetation and general land cover of Cape Lookout and surrounding areas. These maps included the following: 13 map classes representing natural/semi-natural vegetation at the association level in the National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS), one map class representing cultural vegetation (e.g., developed) in the NVCS, and eight map classes representing non-vegetated units (e.g., open water bodies, buildings, roads, etc.). Features were interpreted using 1:12,000 scale digital color-infrared aerial photography (flown 31 May 2009) through heads-up-digitizing in ArcGIS (Version 10.0, © 2010 Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, California). Polygons were mapped to a 0.5- hectare minimum mapping unit (MMU). A geodatabase containing various feature class layers and tables show the locations of vegetation types and general land cover (vegetation map), vegetation plot samples, AA sites, project boundary extent, and aerial photographic centers.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020
Publisher National Park Service
Unique Identifier NPS_DataStore_2253552
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID C:\Program Files (x86)\NPS\DataStore\Application\OpenData\NPS_DataStore_v1_1.json
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Harvest Source Id 5b7e4031-1e2d-428b-92e2-56554bbd7371
Harvest Source Title DOI Open Data
Data First Published 2014-01-01
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Data Last Modified 2014-01-01
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
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Source Hash 97f34de619d4028f492e92f11616fc5abda5e1cb
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Spatial -76.6650162,34.58769,-76.0317154,35.0740662
Temporal 2005-01-01/2014-01-01
Category "Geospatial Dataset"

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