Mesa Verde National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data
Entry ID: USGS_FORT_Mesa_Verda_NP_veg

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Summary
Abstract: The Mesa Verde National Park Vegetation Map Database was developed as a primary product in the Mesa Verde National Park Vegetation Classification, Distribution, and Mapping project. The map database maps vegetation at three levels of thematic organization at the park: the base, group, and management map classes. Most of the base map classes represent plant communities identified to National ... View entire text

Purpose: The vegetation map database is developed to provide current vegetation description and distribution information to Mesa Verde National Park management, the NPS Southern Colorado Plateau Network, and interested resource managers and scientists. This spatial information can be used for management, planning, monitoring, and comparison of the park's vegetation resources to regional vegetation.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.36   S: 37.14   E: -108.32   W: -108.57

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center, Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center, and Southwest Biological Science Center; NatureServe; Prescott College; NPS Southern Colorado Plateau Network
Dataset Title: Mesa Verde National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data
Dataset Series Name: Vegetation Classification and Distribution Mapping Report: Mesa Verde National Park
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Data Presentation Form: Zip shapefile, vector
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality The base map classes have an accuracy of 43.5% (Kappa 43.8%, +/- 0.03). The group map classes have an accuracy of 80.3% (Kappa 76.6%, +/- 0.028). The management map classes have an accuracy of 73.3% (Kappa 70.8%, +/- 0.03)
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Fort Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.fort.usgs.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: COLIN TALBERT
Phone: 970-226-9425
Fax: 970.226.9230
Email: talbertc at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Fort Collins Science Center
2150 Centre Ave, Bldg C
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80525
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 928-523-9280
Email: lisa_thomas at nps.gov
Contact Address:
SCPN National Park Service
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5765
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 86011-5765
Country: USA
Publications/References
Thomas, K.A., M.L. McTeague, L. Ogden, M.L. Floyd, K. Schulz, B. Friesen, T. Fancher, R. Waltermire, and A. Cully. (2008), Vegetation Classification and Distribution Mapping Report: Mesa Verde National Park
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-21
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