Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The files linked to this reference are the geospatial data created as part of the completion of the baseline vegetation inventory project for the NPS park unit. Current format is ArcGIS file geodatabase but older formats may exist as shapefiles.

An ArcInfo (copyright ESRI) GIS database was designed for THRO using the National Park GIS Database Design, Layout, and Procedures created by RSGIG. This was created through Arc Macro Language (AML) scripts that helped automate the transfer process and ensure that all spatial and attribute data was consistent and stored properly. Actual transfer of information from the interpreted aerial photographs to a digital, geo-referenced format involved two techniques, scanning (for the vegetation classes) and on-screen digitizing (for the land-use classes). Transferred information used to create vegetation polygon coverages and linear coverages in ArcInfo were based on quarter-quad borders. Attribute information including vegetation map unit, location, and aerial photo number was subsequently entered for all polygons. In addition, the spatial database has an FGDC-compliant metadata file.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher National Park Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2233398
Data First Published 1998-01-01
Data Last Modified 1998-01-01
Category Geospatial Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 2915b540f0f143ef67bf03365d0f066ff7b01e18
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -105.615616,39.13535,-96.14881,49.0004845

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