Geospatial data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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.

Field reconnaissance is intended to familiarize the photo interpreter with the Monument, patterns of vegetation distribution, and environmental factors. During map class and attribute development, the mapping ecologist uses all available information, professional experience, and an inspection of the aerial imagery to develop map classes and appropriate attributes. Mapping is the process during which the photo interpreter uses field data, field notes, and characteristic photo signatures to draw consistent, homogenous polygons on the base photography. During spatial database development, attributes (e.g., vegetation height, land use category) and ancillary datasets (e.g., photos, map class descriptions) are linked to each point or polygon in the spatial layer. Because TICA is a small park, the first three steps were accomplished simultaneously during the plot data collection visit in June 2007.

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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_2233400
Data First Published 2007-01-01
Data Last Modified 2007-01-01
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 9059fd227159bc3e50436d10d2bda990b6694378
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -114.3163,36.5839462,-106.456154,43.13153

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