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This web service depicts the polygon feature class that represents vegetation communities mapped at Curecanti National Recreation Area. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on mylar overlays using the DOQs collected in June of 2002. Hard copy 9x9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information. The attributed vegetation classes were subjected to an accuracy assessment, following which final adjustments were made to the vegetation classes. As with any digital layer, this layer is a representation of what is actually occurring on the ground; errors are inherent in any interpretation of ground qualities. Due to the "snapshot" nature of the DOQs, this vegetation layer reflects conditions that existed when the imagery was collected. The intended use of all data in the park's GIS library is to support diverse park activities including planning, management, maintenance, research, and interpretation. Please visit http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/products.html
to download the data and obtain the complete FGDC metadata record.
Curecanti National Recreation Area (CURE), CO
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Curecanti National Recreation Area Vegetation Mapping Project - Park Boundary and Spatial Vegetation Data
U.S. Geological Survey, Core Science Systems, Core Science Analytics & Synthesis.
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Spatial Reference: 102113
Spatial Reference: 102113
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- Title: Curecanti National Recreation Area
- Author: U.S. Geological Survey, Core Science Systems, Core Science Analytics & Synthesis.
- Comments: The USGS Vegetation Characterization Program is a cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service to classify, describe, and map vegetation communities in more than 280 national park units across the United States
- Subject: Curecanti National Recreation Area Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data and Park Boundary
- Keywords: Vegetation, Land Cover and Land Use, NVCS Plant Associations, NVCS Plant Alliances, USGS-NPS National Vegetation Mapping Program, Curecanti
- Credits: Northern Colorado Plateau Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program and the National Park Service
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- TextAntialiasingMode: Force