Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Field Plot Points
Entry ID: USGS_NPS_AcadiaFieldPlots

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has produced a vegetation spatial database coverage (vegetation map) for the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP). In support of mapping and classifying the vegetation, vegetation sample plots were collected and analyzed, identifying 53 National Vegetation ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: The Vegetation Field Plot Spatial Database provides spatially referenced locations of vegetation plot samples that were collected to support the vegetation classification for the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (see Cross Reference at the end of this section for more information on the vegetation map, Project, and the VMP). This ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.4   S: 44.02   E: -68.05   W: -68.66

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603
Dataset Title: Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Field Plot Points
Dataset Series Name: USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Final
Issue Identification: Acadia NP Vegetation Mapping Project
Data Presentation Form: map
Other Citation Details: The spatial database and both dBASE IV exports of the PLOTS database were prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center for the USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program. The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and Maine Natural Areas Program provided ecological and vegetation classification content.
Online Resource: http://www1.usgs.gov/vip/acad/acadplot.zip
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-10-01
Stop Date: 2003-10-01
Quality All point features are unique with their own site attribute and X-Y (Easting-Northing) coordinates. There are no duplicate points.

All 179 vegetation plot samples are included in the spatial point coverage. X-Y coordinates are projected in Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 19, with datum in North American Datum of 1983.

X-Y coordinates of field data locations were collected using a Rockwell Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR). Most points were successfully collected with positional accuracies ranging from +/- 6 to +/- 10 meters.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (if available) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. ... View entire text
Use Constraints 1) Those using the database should understand the data and determine for themselves the fitness of the data prior to use. 2) For publication and dissemination, citations or credit should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey Center for Biological Informatics, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and Maine Natural Areas Program. GIS software.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program, Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS-NPS VEGETATION CHARACTERIZATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR USGS/CSS/CORE SCIENCE ANALYTICS AND SYNTHESIS
Phone: (303) 202-4220
Fax: 303-202-4219
Email: gs-b-npsveg at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Denver Federal Center, Building 810, MS 302
City: Denver
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 202-4220
Fax: 303-202-4219
Email: gs-b-npsveg at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Denver Federal Center, Building 810, MS 302
City: Denver
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-04-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-18
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