Visual Quality Objective Mapping of the Umatilla NF

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Publication_Date: 2006
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Visual Quality Objective Mapping of the Umatilla NF
Edition: 1
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Description:
Abstract:
Establishes criteria for identification and classification of scenic quality as well as esthetic concern for that quality on National Forest lands.
Purpose:
Show visual quality objectives given for lands on the Umatilla National Forest.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Forest Landscape Management Volume 2
Theme_Keyword: VQO, Visual Management System
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Umatilla GIS
Place_Keyword: Umatilla
Access_Constraints: None
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Disclaimer: This product is reproduced from information prepared by the USDA, Forest Service or from other suppliers. The Forest Service cannot assure the reliability or suitability of this information for a particular purpose. The data and product accuracy may vary due to compilation from various sources, including modeling and interpretation, and may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated, corrected or otherwise modified without notification. For more information contact: Umatilla National Forest Supervisors Office at 541-278-3884. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Hatfield
Contact_Organization: Umatilla National Forest
Contact_Position: Planning Staff Officer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Avenue
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-278-3875
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-278-3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dhatfield@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone
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Visual quality values were checked with mylar copies. Build was completed at publication time for Polygon coverages if necessary Dangles were eliminated where necessary. All editing was done using ArcInfo 9.0.
Completeness_Report:
Coverage is complete with vqo attributes. No further work is planned.
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Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Forest Service; U. S. Department of Agriculture; Agriculture Handbook Number 462
Publication_Date: April 1974
Title: National Forest Landscape Management Volume 2 - Chapter 1
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Time_of_Day: 0600
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Process_Step:
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Coverage Converted to a File geodatabase and renamed to region 6 naming convention. Database was compressed and compacted.
Process_Date: 3/29/2008
Process_Time: 0941
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: USDA-Forest Service, R6, DRM, CSA4, Data Services
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone

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Entity_Type_Label: VQO
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Label: VQO
Attribute_Definition: Visual Quality Objective
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Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
The vqo characteristic is determined by different levels which are: Distance Zone; Sensitivity Level; Variety Class; and Quality Objective (e.g., fg (Distance Zone) 1 (Sensitivity Level) A (Variety Class)/R (Quaity Objective); fg1A/R).

The Distance Zones are divisions of a particular landscape being viewed. The three distance zones are: Foreground view (fg) - the individual boughs of trees form texture; Middleground view (mg) - texture normally is characterized by the masses of trees in stands of uniform tree cover; and Background view - texture in stands of uniform tree cover is generally very weak or non-existent.

The Sensitivity Levels are a measure of people's concern for the scenic quality of the National Forest. The three sensitivity levels are: 1 - Highest Sensitivity; 2 - Average Sensitivity; and 3 - Lowest Sensitivity.

The Variety Classes are obtained by classifying the landscape into different degrees of variety. The classification is based on the premise that all landscapes have some value. The three variety classes are: A - Distinctive; B - Common; and C - Minimal.

The Quality Objectives are measurable standards or objectives for the visual management of the lands. They are represented by five terms: P - Preservation; R - Retention; PR - Partial Retention; M - Modification; and MM - Maximm Modification.

By combining variety classes and sensitivity levels codes it produces the visual quality objective for each area. There are a total of 23 different objectives plus pvt code for Private land.


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Umatilla National Forest, GIS Shop
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Distribution_Liability:
We assume no liability for the completeness or accuracy of this data set.
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Custom_Order_Process:
Electronic files will be provided only. All spatial data will be provided as ArcInfo Interchange files. Non spatial tabular data will be provided at the minimum as a comma delineated text files.
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Required to have software to import ArcInfo Interchange files into there GIS system. Required to have software to read ASCII text files.
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Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 5/1/2008
Time_of_Day: 0600

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080716
Metadata_Review_Date: 3/28/2008
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: Unknown
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Umatilla National Forest
Contact_Person: Debbie Rinehart
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: 2517 S.W. Hailey Avenue
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-278-3884
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-278-3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: drinehart@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
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