Clip of public lands in Southwest Appalachian region from the Kentucky GAP Analysis (KY_GAP) Project stewardship layer.
Map production for State & Tribal Wildlife Grants. This data layer was created for use with the Kentucky Gap Analysis Project in compliance with the National GAP efforts. This GIS coverage/layer represents four categories of land.
Data Set Citation
KY Fish & Wildlife Information System (KFWIS)
KY - Other KDFWR - Kentucky GAP Land Stewardship (swap_ca_publiclands_clip)
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Dataset Release Place:
KY Fish and Wildlife Information System, KY Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources
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vector digital data
Each attribute label was confirmed to be a member of the set of valid values, and each land area has one and only one label. The degree of completeness associated with available digital datasets vary amongst public agencies. KY-GAP relied almost exclusively on data sets contributed from state and federal agencies. Many city, county, or regional (area development districts) governments within Kentucky do not yet have either GIS, or geo-referenced CAD files. The few entities with GIS have little time and financial means to dedicate efforts to collect or convert property ownership boundaries to digital GIS data. Simple documentation of processing procedures, and standards manuals are rare. The creation of formal metadata documenting digital data (GIS or CAD files) is even a rarer commodity to come by.
All efforts were made to acquire readily available digital GIS data; therefore, existing non-geo-referenced CAD data was not pursued, nor was hardcopy maps for table digitizing. This information should be noted when drawing any conclusions that rely on, or, in part from this Land Stewardship data. Private lands may contain unique and characteristics valuable to biodiversity.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is composed of approximately 95% private lands. Digital data, whether GIS or CAD files was not sought because of the many constrains (limited time, and available personnel) associated with gathering it.
Gathered digital data for land stewardship GIS layer
Projected GIS data to UTMs Zone 16 NAD27
Edited Composite shapefile for overlapping polygon and attribute assignment.
See point of contact email. This data is in the public domain, and the recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a data set produced by the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Information System, KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources.
This database is not intended for site-specific analysis. Interpretations derived from its use are suited for regional and planning purposes only. Any person using the information presented here should fully understand the data collection and compilation procedures, as described in these metadata, before beginning analysis. Acknowledgments of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Information System (KFWIS) at the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and the Kentucky GAP program are appreciated.
KENTUCKY FISH AND WILDLIFE INFORMATION SYSTEM Role:
kdfwr.kfwis at ky.gov
#1 Sportsman's Lane City:
Province or State:
Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Creation and Review Dates
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