Wyoming Vascular Plant AtlasEntry ID: WYGISC_PLANTS
Abstract: The purpose of this data layer is to allow the mapping of plant
species distributions. This data should be viewed with extreme
caution due to inaccuracies associated with the difficulty of
assigning localities based upon sometimes vague locational
descriptions, and is further compounded by inaccuracies in
computing locations based upon township-range-section. Moreover,
data entry has not been ... rigorously quality-controlled, and some
errors may thus be present in the data itself.
Contains ca 9000 points representing Wyoming collection sites
for plant specimens in the collections of the Rocky Mountain
Herbarium (RM). The point coverage is tied to a database of about
190,000 records representing about 1/4 of the holdings of the RM.
Collection dates for these records range from the 1860's to 1997,
and collections sites are located in general to the nearest section,
although the locations of most sites are at best approximate.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Dept. of Botany
Dataset Title: Wyoming Vascular Plant Atlas
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Laramie, Wyoming
Dataset Publisher: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
Data Presentation Form: map
Start Date: 1860-01-01Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Access Constraints Not available for on-line distribution at this time.
Use Constraints Although not designed for use at a particular scale, this dataset was
constructed for use on the state level, and thus should not be used for
site-specific analyses below the 1:500,000 scale. The data should be viewed
with extreme caution due to possible errors in the data and inaccuracies in the
computation of latitude and longitude from TRS data.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: meh at uwyo.edu
Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center University of Wyoming 1000 E. University Ave.
Province or State: WY
Postal Code: 82071
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-06-09