Field Sampled Vegetation

Data format: Personal GeoDatabase Feature Class

File or table name: FSVeg

Coordinate system: Albers Conical Equal Area

Theme keywords: Stand exams, Vegetation, Sampled

Abstract: Current and historic stand exams on the Malheur National Forest

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Ed Uebler and Malheur National Forest resource staff


Title:
Field Sampled Vegetation
*File or table name: FSVeg


Publication date: 2004
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


*Online linkage: \\PCHP8210VGB\D$\lib\gis\mal\FSVeg.mdb


Description:
Abstract:
Current and historic stand exams on the Malheur National Forest

Purpose:
Delineation of stand exams for display and analysis

Supplemental information:
In 2001 the forest contracted with Duck Creek Associates to photo interpret various vegetation characteristics from 2001 aerial photography.  The contractor began with a polygon coverage we provided and the contractor could and did modify as the situation demanded.  This then provided us with wall-to-wall map coverage of existing vegetation on the Malheur. This map is called EVG (existing vegetation) and the data was loaded into two tables of the NRIS (National Resource Information System) FSVEG (Field Sampled Vegetation) module designed to hold legacy or remotely sensed data.  

During the same time frame the forest gathered all the stand exams we could find that were in electronic format and could be located on a map. The data was loaded into FSVEG using a legacy data loader.  Since 2001 we have been using the new Common Stand Exam Program.   We did not care whether the data was still useable, because no mater when it was taken it is a snapshot of what the conditions were at that location at that point in time and therefore can be used to reconstruct stands what they were like before a disturbance. The data in FSVEG relates to a coverage called FSVEG.  This coverage is regioned, which allows for the overlapping of polygon boundaries unlike the EVG, which does not. Using a regioned coverage allows you to relate every exam in the FSVEG database essentially forever on demand.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 2004

Currentness reference:
ground condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -119.754238
*East bounding coordinate: -118.182059
*North bounding coordinate: 44.814343
*South bounding coordinate: 43.587951

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 619835.217800
*Right bounding coordinate: 743700.267800
*Top bounding coordinate: 1194273.637600
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 1059471.607600

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Stand exams, Vegetation, Sampled
Theme keyword thesaurus: USFS National GIS Core Data Dictionary

Place:
Place keywords: Malheur National Forest, Oregon, Grant County, Harney County, Baker County

Stratum:
Stratum keywords: earth surface

Temporal:
Temporal keywords: present, historical

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
None

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler
Contact organization: R6 Malheur National Forest
Contact position: Forest Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 909
City: John Day
State or province: OR
Postal code: 97845

Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3165
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: euebler@fs.fed.us


Security information:
Security classification: Unclassified

*Native dataset format: Personal GeoDatabase Feature Class
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.5.1450


Cross reference:
Citation information:
Originators: Ed Uebler


Title:
Malheur_Polygon_Numbering_System_InFSVEG.doc


Publication date: 8/31/2004


Online linkage: j:\fsfiles\ref\library\gis\mal\


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Data Quality Information:


Lineage:
Source information:
Source scale denominator: mostly 1:24000
Type of source media: paper
Source contribution:
some recent exams GPS'ed

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset created

Process date: Unknown


Process step:
Process description:
removed 9 polys with no gis_link, all on Emigrant Creek

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 7
Process date: 7/9/2002


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marc Strong
Contact organization: R6 Information Services Organization
Contact position: Knowledge Database Analyst


Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3187
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: mlstrong@fs.fed.us


Process step:
Process description:
Took out existing Emigrant Creek data, then put in Dan Bennett's new fsveg cover, which included old data, as well as new  2002  stand exam.

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 7
Process date: 5/5/2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marc Strong

Process step:
Process description:
fixed duplicate regions in Blue Mtn district

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 7
Process date: 5/14/2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler
Contact organization: Malheur National Forest
Contact position: Forest Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 909
City: John Day
State or province: OR
Postal code: 97845

Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3165
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: euebler@fs.fed.us


Process step:
Process description:
Deleted 2 duplicate stand exam polys

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 7
Process date: 6/12/2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
replaced with most up-to-date stand exams

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation
Process date: 12/18/2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
replaced with most up-to-date stand exams

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation
Process date: 4/14/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
replaced with most up-to-date stand exams from Emigrant Creek

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation
Process date: 5/3/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dan Bennett
Contact organization: Malheur National Forest
Contact position: Forestry technician


Contact voice telephone: 541-573-4384
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-573-4398


Contact electronic mail address: debennett@fs.fed.us


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation
Process date: 6/21/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated (added 34 polygons)

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation
Process date: 8/5/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Process date: 8/25/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Process date: 10/27/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated (in Prairie City and Blue Mountain)

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Process date: 12/8/2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Process date: 3/30/2005


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset updated

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Process date: 4/29/2005


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
copied to double precision

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.0
Process date: 5/23/2005


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dave Stockdale
Contact organization: R6 DRM Malheur National Forest
Contact position: GIS/Data Services Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 909
City: John Day
State or province: OR
Postal code: 97845

Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3189
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: drstockdale@fs.fed.us


Process step:
Process description:
Reprojected to Region 6 Albers NAD83 projection

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.0
Process date: 3/27/2006


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Process step:
Process description:
the current coverage did not have the 2005 exam contract. Also makes sure every polygon has a link to data in FSVEG  which resulted in a half a dozen polygons being deleted because they were never examined or we could not find the data.

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.0
Process date: 6/30/2006


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Added contract stand exams from 2006

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.1
Process date: 8/4/2006


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Added new updates from 10/25/06

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.1
Process date: 10/30/2006


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Added updates from Ed Uebler

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.1
Process date: 3/8/2007


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Updates from Ed Uebler

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.1
Process date: 5/2/2007


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Changed the tolerances on all coverages to the malheur/bmprov default tolerances (most coverages didn't have them set:)
fuzzy - .000123
dangle  - 0
edit - 10.0
nodesnap - 2.0
weed - .02
grain - .02
snap - 2.0
Ran the aml &r comloop * cover &r tol ^

Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 9.2
Process date: 10/15/2007


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Process step:
Process description:
Updates from Ed Uebler. Adds polygons that were examined this year, or will be by mid-November.

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
Process date: 10/18/2007


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Updates in Egley fire area.

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
Process date: 2/20/2008


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler

Process step:
Process description:
Converted from coverage

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
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Converted from coverage

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
Process date:
Process time: 5/9/2008


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Process description:
Converted from coverage

Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
Process date: 5/9/2008
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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: FSVeg
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 20899

ESRI terms description:
*Name: FSVeg
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 20899
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_Albers
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Planar:
Map projection:
*Map projection name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers conical equal area:
*Standard parallel: 43.000000
*Standard parallel: 48.000000
*Longitude of central meridian: -120.000000
*Latitude of projection origin: 34.000000
*False easting: 600000.000000
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.000100
*Ordinate resolution: 0.000100
*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:
*Name: FSVeg


Entity type:
*Entity type label: FSVeg
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 20899
Entity type definition:
polygon attribute table
Entity type definition source:
ESRI

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Length
*Attribute alias: Shape_Length
*Attribute definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Area
*Attribute alias: Shape_Area
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Overview description:
Entity and attribute overview:
Setting ID - This is a character field 26 characters wide. This field will be the link with the exam in the FSVEG database to a field with the same name and data type and size. FSVEG uses a term called setting_id to identify an exam. This setting identification is defined as any area (stand, location, site) that is considered an aggregation of individual items (shrubs, plants, trees) being measured.  Can be polygon or point in nature.  For our purposes we are examining polygons or stands of trees. FSVEG can also measure non-forest polygons.  The setting_id field is in the table NRV_SETTING_MEASUREMENTS of FSVEG.

Entity and attribute detail citation:
J:/fsfiles/ref/library/gis/mal/Malheur_Polygon_Numbering_System_InFSVEG.doc

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dave Stockdale
Contact organization: R6 DRM Malheur National Forest
Contact position: GIS/Data Services Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 909
City: John Day
State or province: OR
Postal code: 97845

Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3189
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: drstockdale@fs.fed.us


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
*Transfer size: 20.478
*Dataset size: 20.478

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20081009


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Ed Uebler
Contact organization: Malheur National Forest
Contact position: Forest Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
P.O. Box 909
City: John Day
State or province: OR
Postal code: 97845

Contact voice telephone: 541-575-3165
Contact facsimile telephone: 541-575-3001


Contact electronic mail address: euebler@fs.fed.us


*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

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Geoprocessing History:


Process:
*Date: 20080509
*Time: 121132
*Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
*Command issued: CopyFeatures F:\WorkSpace\gdblib\fsveg_lyr F:\WorkSpace\gdblib\FSVeg.mdb\FSVeg # 0 0 0


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