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CAF_Terrestrial_Transitional_Vegetation


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Natural Lands Trust
Publication_Date:2010
Title:
CAF_Terrestrial_Transitional_Vegetation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:raster digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.natlands.org
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
This raster dataset has been created using the PAMAP Program Land Cover for Pennsylvania, 2005 (downloaded from PASDA) and Landscape Blocks as originated by The Nature Conservancy. 

The 2005 land cover for Pennsylvania was created through a mix of interpretation of remotely sensed data and use of ancillary data sources. The date actually is a mid-point as the remotely sensed and ancillary data are representative of the time period 2003-2007. The coding is based on the Anderson Land Use/Land Cover system, where the more descriptive detail in the category is reflected by a higher code value.

Using an inside buffer of 18 meters on the Landscape Blocks a new shapefile was created in order to create a 30 meter area between the blocks to represent roads.

Transitional vegetation cover (Baren; Transitional) from the 2005 land cover was reclassified and then the road buffered landscape blocks were combined with the raster to assign a value of "0" to areas in the Barren Transitional land cover that overlap with the road buffers. Acreage of the Scrub Transitional vegetation was calculated and the data was reclassified based on conservation value as follows:

Acreage                      Conservation Value
0-20                                          0
20-50                                        1
50-100                                      2
> 100                                        4  

Conservation values were determined by experts gathered by Natural Lands Trust through SmartConservation®. This data set is one of several that have been combined to create an overall terrestrial resources conservation value raster for the Central Appalachian Forest Ecoregion. Therefore the values were determined as a relative rank, comparable in value only to the other input terrestrial resources data. Conservation value ranges from 1 - 10 with 10 being the highest value.
Purpose:
Assign conservation value to contiguous (Barren) Transitional Vegetation within the Central Appalachian Forest Ecoregion of Pennsylvania.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2010
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.738558
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.569949
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.412572
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.548312
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:SmartConservation
Theme_Keyword:Central Appalachian Forest
Theme_Keyword:Terrestrial Resources
Theme_Keyword:transitional vegetation
Theme_Keyword:barren
Theme_Keyword:imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword:Central Appalachian Forest
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Diane Rosencrance
Contact_Organization:Natural Lands Trust
Contact_Voice_Telephone:610-353-5587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:drosencrance@natlands.org
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset moved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
D:\SC_HAP_CAF_PASDA\CAF_Terrestrial_Transitional_Vegetation
Process_Date:20100628
Process_Time:21295000
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type:Grid Cell
Row_Count:10115
Column_Count:16957
Vertical_Count:1
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name:Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number:18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian:0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:0.000000
False_Easting:500000.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:30.000000
Ordinate_Resolution:30.000000
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:caf_transvege.vat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Rowid
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:VALUE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COUNT
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:201006
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Acces (PASDA)
Contact_Position:metadata coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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