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Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Publication_Date: 19980801
Title: Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver, Colorado
Publisher: U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division
Other_Citation_Details:
Created by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Redlands under contract to the USGS/BRD/CBI.
Online_Linkage: http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/deto/fielddata.html
Description:
Abstract:
Vegetation field plots at Fort Laramie NHS were visited, described, and documented in a digital database. The database consists of two parts - (1) Physical Descriptive and Stratum Data, and (2) Species Listings. The purpose of the field plots is to provide National Parks with the necessary tools to effectively manage their natural resources. Plot data is collected and analyzed to develop a classification (using the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System) and description of vegetation types in preparation for photointerpretation and mapping of the monument's vegetation types. The dataset is of the Fort Laramie National Historic Site and surroundings. Fort Laramie is located in Goshen County, Wyoming. Field sampling using releve plots. Information for this metadata was obtained from "http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/fola/metafolafield.html" and put into NASA Directory Interchange Format.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19970621
Ending_Date: 19970629
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.34382
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.13276
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.13276
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.11212
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PLANT PHENOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: VMP > USGS-NPS VEGETATION MAPPING PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: The U.s. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: The Nature Conservancy
Theme_Keyword: Aerial Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Association
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Systems Research Institute
Theme_Keyword: Wyoming
Theme_Keyword: Wy
Theme_Keyword: Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Theme_Keyword: Goshen County
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Classification
Theme_Keyword: Standardized National Vegetation Classification System
Theme_Keyword: Alliance
Theme_Keyword: Community Association
Theme_Keyword: Plant Communities
Theme_Keyword: Plant
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WYOMING > FORT LARAMIE
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TOM OWENS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Center for Biological Informatics
Address: Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 202-4258
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 202-4219
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tom_owens@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Descriptive plot data were collected for 49 sites whose vegetation represents a full spectrum of alliance types present within Fort Laramie National Historic Site and its immediate surroundings. Physical description - Attributes collected for each site include: a plot number, a unique plot identification code, community name, field name, state, park name, quad name, map projection, datum, GPS file name, raw UTM coordinates , differentially corrected UTM coordinates, plot survey date, name(s) of surveyors, length, width, photo type, elevation, slope, aspect, topographic position, landform, surface geology, Cowardin System category, hydrology, surface material description, soil texture, soil drainage, leaf phenology, leaf type, physiognomy type, plant height and animal use eivdence. Species - Individual species described at each of 49 plots is listed, one line per species, with the following information: Plot Identification Code, Numeric Species Code, Species Name, Species Cover ( 0=trace, 1=< 1%, 2=1-5%, 3=5-25%, 4=25-50%, 5=50-75%, 6=75-100%), Plantcode, and Strata Code (T1=emergent, T2=canopy, T3=sub-canopy, S1=tall shrub, S2=short shrub, H=herbaceous, N=non-vascular, V=vinae/liana, E=epiphyte). evidence. Physical description: Comprehensive descriptions exist for each of the 49 plots, but some do not contain entries under headings which are not applicable. Species - One species is entered per line, by plot code, with multiple species listed for each plot, one per row. Plot codes and species names are complete for each row, but some species codes, cover and strata information is missing.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1 meter
Longitude_Resolution: 1 meter
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/CSAS/USGS-NPS-VCP > USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program, Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: TOM OWENS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Center for Biological Informatics
Address: Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 202-4258
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 202-4219
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tom_owens@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: usgs_nps_fortlaramie
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HTML
Transfer_Size: Excel, MS Access Database, text
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/...
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/fola/
Access_Instructions:
Fort Laramie National Historic Site, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program Products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/themes/fielddata.ht...
Access_Instructions:
USGS - NPS Vegetation Mapping Program Field Data
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020327
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20030327
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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