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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-08-03 08:57:15
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2011-08-03 08:57:15


This dataset is a compilation of forest insect, disease and abiotic damage mapped by aerial detection surveys on forested areas in the United States. At this time, the National Aerial Survey Data Standards require only mortality and defoliation data be collected and reported. However, many cooperators collect data on other types of damage and therefore, the national database has been designed to accommodate these data. Low-level flights, typically 1,000 to 2,000 feet above ground level, are used to map forest damage. Observers use paper maps, typically 1:100,000 scale USGS maps, upon which they record the damage. There is also a digital sketchmap system that may be used. The digital system uses GPS to display the plane's current location [...]


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Data source
USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET)
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:43 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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Type Scheme Key
UniqueKey Data Basin 462b9456fa014c32b4456b20e7bb9164

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