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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (APIS) was created for the National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP). The APIS covers an area of approximately 28,972 ha (71,591 acres). The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local vegetation types at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) Standard (Vr 2). Physiognomic information was also recorded, including height (woody vegetation), canopy density, and coverage patterns. The vegetation data set was developed by interpreting aerial photographs collected in 2004 and extensive field surveys....
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The vegetation units on this map were determined through a series of image processing steps including unsupervised classification, ecological modeling and stereoscopic interpretation of aerial photographs supported by field sampling and ecological analysis. The vegetation boundaries were identified on the photographs by means of the photographic signature and collateral information on slope, hydrology, geography, and vegetation in accordance with the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). The mapped vegetation reflects conditions that existed during the specific year and season that the aerial photographs were taken. There is a margin of error inherent in the use of aerial photographs....
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Canyonlands National Park. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). A combination of methods were used to map Canyonlands. The USGS used e-Cognition software to create segments. The segments created were then looked at and extensively edited by the vegetation mappers. Some mapping was done on screen, using the 2002 imagery. Hard copy 9X9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding...
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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Moores Creek National Battlefield (MOCR) was created by the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network (SECN). The MOCR covers an area of approximately 70 ha (173 acres). The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local plant communities at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification System. The vegetation data set was developed by interpreting aerial photographs collected in 2009 and extensive field surveys. Individuals who cooperated in this project include: the Southeast Regional Office of NatureServe and the NPS SECN....
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The vegetation spatial database coverage (vegetation map) is a product of the Effigy Mounds National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and the Minneapolis Office of NatureServe in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have completed mapping and classification of existing plant communities of Effigy Mounds National Monument (EFMO) and extended surroundings. Photointerpreters, ecologists, and botanists collaborated to describe National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS) plant communities (associations) and determine how best to map them using aerial photographs. --- Two...
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High resolution vegetation polygons mapped by the National Park Service. The vegetation units of this map were determined through stereoscopic interpretation of aerial photographs supported by field sampling and ecological analysis. The vegetation boundaries were identified on the photographs by means of the photographic signatures and collateral information on slope, hydrology, geography, and vegetation in accordance with the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). The mapped vegetation primarily reflects conditions that existed during 1994 and 1995. Several sets of aerial photography were utilized for this project: 1) NOAA 1:24,000 March 1994 Natural Color Prints (Leaf Off) covering...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Capitol Reef National Park to an alliance or association level, depending on the photo signature. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on-screen using the DOQs collected in June of 2002 as a base map. Hard copy 9X9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information....
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Dinosaur National Monument. The polygons were delineated following guidelines set by the National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on a mylar overlay on top of printed 1:12,000 digital scale orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ), collected in the summer of 2002. Hard copy 9X9 stereo aerial photography was used for photo interpretation. Intuitive ecological modeling and visual interpretation cues, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow, were used to develop the polygons. Additional data layers used to aid the interpretation include slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Arches National Park to an alliance or association level, depending on the photo signature. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on mylar overlays using the DOQs collected in June of 2002. Hard copy 9x9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, soils, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information....
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This dataset is the finished product of the NPS Vegetation Mapping Project at Fire Island National Seashore. This dataset depicts the association-level vegetation map for the entire length of Fire Island and the William Floyd Estate. The park islands in the Great South Bay can be found in a separate file included on the disk. These vegetation polygons were interpreted and delineated from 1:1200-scale true-color aerial photographs taken in April 1997. They are attributed with NVCS associations as well as height, pattern, and density information.
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This set of non-spatial tables provides a detailed link (crosswalk) between the general classification within Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) land cover/use (LCU) geospatial layers and the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (USNVC), current as of April 2017. The Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program’s LTRM element has produced LCU data over the past three decades consisting of geospatial layers (maps) showing locations of vegetation and developed lands within the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). The LCU data layers contain a classification of 31 general classes specifically developed to meet needs and objectives of the LTRM element of the UMRR Program. Because the LTRM classification...
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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Buffalo National River (BUFF) was created for the National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP). The BUFF administrative boundary covers an area of nearly 38,000 ha. The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local vegetation types at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification Standard (NVCS) Version 2. Physiognomic information was also recorded, including height (woody vegetation), canopy density, and coverage patterns. The vegetation data set was developed by interpreting aerial photographs collected in October of 2006 and extensive field...
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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Grand Portage National Monument (GRPO) was created by the National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP). The GRPO covers an area of approximately 291.8 ha (721.1 acres). The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local plant communities at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification System. Physiognomic information was also recorded, including tree height, canopy density, and coverage patterns. The vegetation data set was developed by interpreting aerial photographs collected in 2006 and extensive field surveys. Individuals who cooperated...
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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Waterton Lakes National Park (WLNP) was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP) for the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (WGIPP). The WGIPP covers an area of approximately 458,556 ha (1,133,116 acres), and includes approximately 30.5 km (19 miles) of the Canada-United States International Boundary. The Canadian portion of this park (WLNP) is located in southwest Alberta, Canada. The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local plant communities at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Fossil Butte National Monument. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Polygons were generated using machine learning, as well as on screen digitizing of vegetation map types using 2004 imagery flown for the vegetation mapping project. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information. The attributed vegetation classes were subjected to an accuracy assessment, following which final adjustments were made to the vegetation classes. As with any digital layer, this layer...
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The geographic information system (GIS) format spatial data set of vegetation for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU) was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP). The INDU covers an area of approximately 37,050 ha (15,000 acres), and includes approximately 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is divided into seven units (East Unit, West Unit, Calumet Prairie, Heron Rookery, Hobart Prairie Grove, Hoosier Prairie, and Pinhook Bog). The map classification scheme used to create the vegetation data set is designed to represent local plant communities at the finest level possible using the National Vegetation Classification...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Fort Bowie National Historic Site to an alliance or association level. Field crews used landscape features as a guide to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information. The draft polygons were printed out and taken into the field; Field crews modified boundaires and merged or split delineated polygons based on field observations. All edits were made on paper maqps and transferred into GIS later. The minimum mapping unit was 1/2 hectare. The attributed vegetation...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Hovenweep National Monument. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/standards.html). Original vegetation map unit lines were drawn on mylar overlays of the project photography, then scanned to generate the linework. Due to the "snapshot" nature of the aerial photography, this vegetation layer largely reflects conditions that existed when the imagery was collected (August 1996).
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The vegetation units on this map were determined through the stereoscopic interpretation of aerial photographs supported by field sampling and ecological analysis. The vegetation boundaries were identified on the photographs by means of the photographic signature and collateral information on slope, hydrology, geography, and vegetation in accordance with the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). The mapped vegetation reflects conditions that existed during the specific year and season that the aerial photographs were taken. There is a margin of error inherent in the use of aerial photographs. Therefore, a detailed ground and historical analysis of a single site may result in a revision...
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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Pipe Spring National Monument. The polygons were delineated using guidelines set by the USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/standards.html). The vegetation map unit lines were drawn onscreen using the digital orthophotos available of the project area (collected May of 2006). The line work was cleaned, polygons created then attributed. As with any digital layer, this layer is a representation of what is actually occurring on the ground; errors are inherent in any interpretation of ground qualities. Due to the "snapshot" nature of the aerial photography, this vegetation layer largely reflects conditions...


map background search result map search result map San Francisco Vegetation (GGNRA, 2009) Arches National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Buffalo National River Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Capitol Reef National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Effigy Mounds National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fire Island National Seashore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fort Bowie National Historic Site Vegetation Inventory and Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fossil Butte National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Grand Portage National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Hovenweep National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Moores Creek National Battlefield Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Pipe Spring National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Colorado National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Canyonlands National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Dinosaur National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Crosswalk between LTRM General Classification and USNVC 2017 Pipe Spring National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Moores Creek National Battlefield Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fort Bowie National Historic Site Vegetation Inventory and Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fossil Butte National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Colorado National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Hovenweep National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Arches National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Fire Island National Seashore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Buffalo National River Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Canyonlands National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Capitol Reef National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data Dinosaur National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data San Francisco Vegetation (GGNRA, 2009) Crosswalk between LTRM General Classification and USNVC 2017