Agricultural Land Use of Wyoming
Entry ID: WYGISC_LANDUSE

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Summary
Abstract: The purpose of this data layer is to provide a digital layer showing
areas of agriculture and agricultural chemical use in Wyoming. This layer
was designed to be applied in the Wyoming Ground-Water Vulnerability
Mapping Project.

This dataset represents croplands of Wyoming as interpreted from
1:58,200-scale National High Altitude Program (NHAP) color infrared aerial
photography. The photos, which were taken in 1980-1982, were interpreted
and land use designations were hand-drawn onto plots produced at the same
scale as the photos, using a light table. The plots were then digitized
as polygons into ARC/INFO 7.0.2. Valid polygons include
irrigated croplands, non-irrigated croplands, urban lands, golf-courses,
and non-agricultural lands. Golf courses boundaries, which have changed
recently, were later updated with 1994 NAPP photos.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.107 S: 40.95  E: -103.88  W: -111.09

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wyoming Water Resources Center
Dataset Title: Agricultural Land Use of Wyoming
Dataset Release Date: 1998-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Laramie, Wyoming
Dataset Publisher: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource: http://www.wygisc.uwyo.edu/groundwater/index.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WYOMING


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .001
Longitude Resolution: .001


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >FERTILIZERS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
This layer should be used at a scale no larger than 1:58,200 and should only be
used when more current boundaries are either not available or unimportant.


Keywords
GIS
Agriculture
Croplands
Pesticides
Aerial photography


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wygisc.uwyo.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WYGISC TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Phone: 307-766-2532
Fax: 307-766-2744
Contact Address:
WYGISC
1000 E University Ave Dept 4008
City: Laramie
Province or State: WY
Postal Code: 82071
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 6MB
Distribution_Format: ArcInfo export format
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 9.1MB
Distribution_Format: shapefile
Fees: NO fees


Personnel
MARGO BERENDSEN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 307-766-2751
Email: meh at uwyo.edu
Contact Address:
Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
City: Laramie
Province or State: WY
Postal Code: 82071
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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