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Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Fort Larned National Historic Site

Metadata Updated: June 5, 2024

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.

GIS Database 2002-2005: Project Size = 1,898 acres Fort Larned National Historic Site (including the Rut Site) = 705 acres 16 Map Classes 11 Vegetated 5 Non-vegetated Minimum Mapping Unit = ½ hectare is the program standard but this was modified at FOLS to ¼ acre. Total Size = 229 Polygons Average Polygon Size = 8.3 acres Overall Thematic Accuracy = 92%

To produce the digital map, a combination of 1:8,500-scale (0.75 meter pixels) color infrared digital ortho-imagery acquired on October 26, 2005 by the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program and 1:12,000-scale true color ortho-rectified imagery acquired in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency’s Aerial Photography Field Office, and all of the GPS referenced ground data were used to interpret the complex patterns of vegetation and land-use. In the end, 16 map units (11 vegetated and 5 land-use) were developed and directly cross-walked or matched to corresponding plant associations and land-use classes. All of the interpreted and remotely sensed data were converted to Geographic Information System (GIS) databases using ArcGIS© software. Draft maps were printed, field tested, reviewed and revised. One hundred and six accuracy assessment (AA) data points were collected in 2006 by KNSHI and used to determine the map’s accuracy. After final revisions, the accuracy assessment revealed an overall thematic accuracy of 92%.

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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 June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024

Metadata Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024
Publisher National Park Service
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2233287
Data First Published 2007-12-01T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2007-12-01
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > National Park Service
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