Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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.

For four of the map units – 3-SDF, 4-SDAF, 27-POHV, and 31-LBY – modeling using GIS principles was also employed. Modeling involves using environmental conditions of a map unit, such as elevation, slope, and aspect, which were determined by the field-collected ecological data. Data satisfying these conditions were obtained from ancillary data sources, such as USGS DEM data. These data were fed into a model that will result in locations (pixels) where all the desired conditions exist. For example, if a certain map unit was a shrubland that predominantly occurs above 8000 feet, on slopes of 3-10%, and on west-facing aspects, the correctly-constructed model will output only locations where this combination of conditions will be found. The resulting areas were then examined manually with the traditional photo interpretation process to confirm that they indeed could be accepted as that map unit. If photo interpretation determines that the areas were not acceptable, then they were changed to a more appropriate map unit.

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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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Harvested from DOI Open Data

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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_2233283
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
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Harvest Source Title DOI Open Data
Data First Published 2001-01-01
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Data Last Modified 2001-01-01
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
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