Isle Royale National Park, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping
Entry ID: usgs_nps_isleroyale

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Summary
Abstract: Vegetation field plots at Isle Royale National Park were visited, described,
and documented in a digital database. The database consists of 2 parts - (1)
Physical Descriptive Data and (2) Species Listings.

The vegetation plots were used to describe the vegetation in and around Wind
Cave National Park and to assist in developing a final mapping classification
system.

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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
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Caption:  Isle Royale National Park Field Data Points
Description:  Isle Royale National Park field data points are listed
with a color key to the vegetation.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.2   S: 47.8   E: -88.4   W: -89.12

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Dataset Title: Isle Royale National Park, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping
Dataset Release Date: 1998-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Created in part by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Redlands, CA under contract to the USGS/BRD/CBI.
Online Resource: http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/isro/fielddata.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-06-01
Stop Date: 1997-09-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100 meter
Longitude Resolution: 100 meter
Quality Descriptive plot data were collected for 182 sites whose vegetation represents
a full spectrum of alliance types present within Isle Royale National Park and
its immediate surroundings. Attributes collected for each site include: a
unique plot identification code, park name, quad name, UTM coordinates, UTM
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Any person using the information presented here should fully understand the
data collection and compilation procedures, as described in these metadata,
before beginning analyses. The burden for determining fitness for use lies
entirely with the user. For purposes of publication or dissemination, citations
or credit should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park
Service.
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
Distribution
Distribution Size: Excel, MS Access Database, text
Distribution Format: HTML
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: 2002-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-03-27
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