Devils Tower National Monument Spatial Vegetation Data:Cover Type/Association Level of the National Vegetation Classification System
Entry ID: usgs_nps_devilstowerspatial

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Summary
Abstract: The National Park Service (NPS), in conjunction with the Biological Resources
Division BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has implemented a program
to "develop a uniform hierarchical vegetation methodology" at a national level.
The program will also create a geographic information system (GIS) database for
the parks under its management. The purpose of the data is to document the
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.63   S: 44.5   E: -104.63   W: -104.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Remote Sensing and GIS Group,and The Nature Conservancy
Dataset Title: Devils Tower National Monument Spatial Vegetation Data: Cover Type/Association Level of the National Vegetation Classification System
Dataset Release Date: 1998-03-10
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Created under contract to the USGS/BRD/CBI.
Online Resource: http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/deto/metadetospatial.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-09-12
Stop Date: 1995-09-12
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 meter
Longitude Resolution: 1 meter
Quality These data have a combined total accuracy of 81.6% (confidence interval 75.5%
- 86.0%). Individual class accuracies range from 44.4 % to 100% in both errors
of commission and omission.

All data that can be photo-interpreted is also digitized. This includes
features that fall into the NVCS vegetation classification and the Anderson
Level II classification. Minimum mapping unit is ostensibly .5 hectares but
some low frequency classes below the MMU are included.
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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