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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area: 2012 True Color Aerial Mosaic


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Ruhser, J. and Robinson, L.R., 2015, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, 2012 True Color Aerial Mosaic: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Digital aerial imagery provides baseline data for mapping vegetation types and other land cover features. Vertical photographs (photographs taken with the aerial camera pointed straight down at the ground) collected with proper overlapping within each flight line permit an interpreter to study the photographs three-dimensionally with a stereoscope (Avery 1978) or, as with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) vegetation mapping project, to view stereo models of digital aerial images in three dimensions (3D) using computer workstations. Because ecologic settings are taken into account when mapping vegetation types, the ability to view the aerial images in 3D assists the recognition of those ecologic settings.During [...]


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Kevin D Hop
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Janis Ruhser
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Janis Ruhser, Larry R Robinson
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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The National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP) is an effort to classify, describe, and map existing vegetation of national park units for the NPS Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program. The NPS VIP is managed by the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Division and provides baseline vegetation information to the NPS Natural Resource I&M Program. The USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, NatureServe, and NPS Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) have completed vegetation classification and mapping of MISS for the NPS VIP.
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DOI doi:10.5066/P9LC4MAI

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