Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data
Entry ID: USGS_NPS_AcadiaSpatialVeg

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has produced the Vegetation Spatial Database Coverage (vegetation map) for the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP). The vegetation map is of Acadia National Park (NP) and extended environs, providing 99,693 hectares (246,347 acres) of map data. Of ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: The Vegetation Spatial Database Coverage (vegetation map) was produced for the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program. The focus of this metadata report centers on the vegetation map itself and not necessarily on vegetation classification or accuracy assessment. Although references are made to classification and accuracy assessment, their full ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.5   S: 44.0   E: -68.0   W: -69.0

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 - Spatial Vegetation Data
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 was prepared by the USGS 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 support.
Dataset DOI: 10.5066/F7JH3J49
Online Resource: http://www1.usgs.gov/vip/acad/acad.zip
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-05-27
Stop Date: 1997-05-28
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Based on results of a thematic accuracy assessment, the estimated overall accuracy for map classes representing National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS) natural/semi-natural associations (vegetation communities) is 80%, with a kappa index of 79%.


LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: All polygon features were checked for topology and existence of label points ... View entire text
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 ... 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, 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/
Dataset ID: Downloadable_Data

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
Distribution
Distribution Format: HTML
Fees: None
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
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-18
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