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Common Survey Data Structure (CSDS)
Entry ID: USDA0139

Abstract: Data structure to contain resource data, as agreed to by
multiple Forest Service Regions and Stations. First phase of
data structure, suitable for storing field survey (point) data
about existing vegetation, implemented beginning 9/94;
development of comparable structure for land and water data,
following. Some legacy system will be converted; primary use
will be for future data.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.63   S: 13.71   E: -61.48   W: -177.1

Quality Varies by collection methodology.
Originating Center
Data Center
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-970-498-1240
Phone: FAX 1-970-498-1010
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect Road
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526-2098
Country: USA
Phone: 303-275-5240
Fax: 303-275-5299
Email: bdisbrow at
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2)
740 Simms
P.O. Box 25127
City: Lakewood
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA

As CSDS is implemented, user and system documentation will be
available. The data structure is documented in CASE*Dictionary
on a computer at the Regional Office in Golden, CO.
Documentation of various kinds is available for the different
collection methodologies.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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