Wildland Urban Interface: 1990

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

Downloads and additional Metadata. A tiled map service depicting wildland urban interface data for 1990. The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. This makes the WUI a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we integrated U.S. Census and USGS National Land Cover Data, to map the Federal Register definition of WUI (Federal Register 66:751, 2001) for the conterminous United States for 1990. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels. Data are available as a feature class and include information such as housing and population densities for 1990; wildland vegetation percentages for 1991; as well as WUI class in 1990. This WUI feature class is separate from the WUI datasets maintained by individual forest units, and it is not the authoritative source data of WUI for forest units. This map service shows the WUI data for 1990 only.

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/49c49968722b4d678e7c9221d29a9ce5
Data First Published 2018-11-23
Data Last Modified 2019-11-22
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
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Homepage URL https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/49c49968722b4d678e7c9221d29a9ce5
License https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/49c49968722b4d678e7c9221d29a9ce5/license.json
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 18b396b6c38bc412488ed32ee28e4c157d1c6949
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -131.362,6.898,-65.638,72.622

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