Isle Royale National Park Spatial Vegetation Data; Cover Type / Association level of the National Vegetation Classification System
Entry ID: usgs_nps_isleroyalespatial

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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
state of ... View entire text
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Description: Isle Royale National Park, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program Products

Description: USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.2   S: 47.8   E: -88.4   W: -89.12

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Dataset Title: Isle Royale National Park Spatial Vegetation Data; Cover Type / Association level of the National Vegetation Classification System
Dataset Release Date: 2000-07
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division
Data Presentation Form: map
Other Citation Details: Created under contract to the USGS/BRD/CBI.
Online Resource: http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/isro/metaisrospatial.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-08-26
Stop Date: 1996-04-25
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 meter
Longitude Resolution: 1 meter
Quality Code verification involved running each coverage attribute file through a
series of ARC/INFO commands that checked for invalid codes. These commands
produced listings that aided in identifying abnormal codes. The errors were
checked against the vegetation delineation and attribute overlays. Corrections
were made to the listings and input into the ... View entire text
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
Center for Biological Informatics, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://biology.usgs.gov/cbi/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS-NPS MAPPING PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Phone: (303) 202-4220
Fax: (303) 202-4229
Email: gs-b-npsveg at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Biological Informatics
Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: Excel, MS Access Database, text
Distribution Format: HTML
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 202-4220
Fax: (303) 202-4229
Email: gs-b-npsveg at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Biological Informatics
Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
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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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