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Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database

Abstract: The Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) was a cooperative multi-agency effort
to assess the environmental condition of the Southern Appalachian region. The
SAA was described as the ecological equivalent of a thorough medical checkup.
It has often been cited as an example of how governmental agencies should work
together on a regular basis, within and across jurisdictions.

The Southern ... View entire text
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Description: Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.2   S: 32.45   E: -76.6   W: -86.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Herman, K.A
Dataset Title: Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database
Dataset Release Date: 1996-03-21
Dataset Release Place: Knoxville, Tennessee
Dataset Publisher: Southern Appalachain Man and the Biosphere Program
Version: 3.0
Data Presentation Form: maps and tables
Other Citation Details: Digital data include maps at 1:24,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000, 1:2,000,000
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Science Keywords
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Quality The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program (SAMAB) makes these data
publicly available on an "as-is" basis.

Although SAMAB and its associates strive to assure that their digital datasets
are accurate, useful, and current at the time of their compilation, SAMAB makes
not warranties--expressed or ... View entire text
Access Constraints None in principle, but during times of heavy demand that threatens to exceed
system resources, the host computer may limit the number of visitors granted
access. SAMAB reserves the right to provide preferential access to users from
its member agencies during such periods.
Use Constraints Use of these data shall constitute the user's implicit acceptance of all
Distribution Constraints and liability disclaimers set forth in the
Distribution section of the present metadata document.

The datasets, as compiled and processed by SAMAB, were intended to provide an
overview of resource conditions at ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 865-974-4583
Fax: 865-974-4609
Email: samab at
Contact Address:
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB)
314 Conference Center Building
City: USAKnoxville
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37996-4138
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ArcInfo 7.x interchange (.e00)
Fees: No fees
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24