Mapping Area polygon landcover - Delaware River Basin 2010


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Publication_Date:20140109
Title:
Mapping Area polygon landcover - Delaware River Basin 2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:remote-sensing image
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Mapping Area polygon - High resolution land cover dataset for the Delaware River Basin, an area comprised of parts of six counties in the state of New York and four counties in Pennsylvania. Seven land cover classes were mapped: (1) tree canopy, (2) grass/shrub, (3) bare earth, (4) water, (5) buildings, (6) roads, and (7) other paved surfaces. The minimum mapping unit for the delineation of features was set at six square meters. The primary sources used to derive this land cover layer were 2008 LiDAR data and 2010 - 2011 NAIP imagery. LiDAR coverage was complete for the Pennsylvaia portion of the AOI, however, LiDAR was unavailable for large portions of the New York portion. Where LiDAR was not available, imagery was the primary data source. Ancillary data sources included GIS data (eg. such as hydrology, breakline and buildings) provided by the counties of Lackawana, Monroe, Pike and Wayne, PA, as well as the New York State GIS Clearinghouse. Some of these vector datasets were edited by the UVM Spatial Analysis lab through manual interpretation. Other datasets, such as bare soil, were created by the UVM Spatial Anyslsis Lab in order to assist in landcover creation. This land cover dataset is considered current for Pennsylvania portion of the study area as of summer 2010. The dataset is current as of summer 2011 for the New York counties of Chenango, Delaware, Orange and Sullivan. Broome County, NY, is considered current as of summer 2010. Ulster County, NY, employed data from both summer 2010 and summer 2011, therefore currentness varies throughout the county. Object-based image analysis techniques (OBIA) were employed to extract land cover information using the best available remotely sensed and vector GIS datasets. OBIA systems work by grouping pixels into meaningful objects based on their spectral and spatial properties, while taking into account boundaries imposed by existing vector datasets. Within the OBIA environment a rule-based expert system was designed to effectively mimic the process of manual image analysis by incorporating the elements of image interpretation (color/tone, texture, pattern, location, size, and shape) into the classification process. A series of morphological procedures were employed to insure that the end product is both accurate and cartographically pleasing. No accuracy assessment was conducted, but the dataset was subject to a thorough manual quality control.
Purpose:
This project aims to create a detailed landcover map for the entire region in order to inform a wide range of resource management activities. As such, it represents a 'top down' mapping perspective in which tree canopy over hanging other features is assigned to the tree canopy class. At the time of its creation this dataset represents the most detailed and accurate land cover dataset for the area.
Supplemental_Information:
This data set was developed for the Delaware River Basin Commission with a grant from the William Penn Foundation. The methods used were developed by the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory with funding from the USDA Forest Service..
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2010
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-75.688162
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.416169
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.222981
South_Bounding_Coordinate:40.813750
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:tree canopy
Theme_Keyword:Urban
Theme_Keyword:UTC
Theme_Keyword:Land cover
Theme_Keyword:Watershed
Theme_Keyword:imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:None
Place_Keyword:New York
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword:Delaware River Basin
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus:None
Temporal_Keyword:2011
Temporal_Keyword:2010
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Contact_Person:Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
Contact_Position:Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
Aiken Room 205
Address:
81 Carrigan Drive
City:Burlington
State_or_Province:VT
Postal_Code:05405
Country:US
Contact_Voice_Telephone:802-656-3324
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:802-656-8683
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:joneildu@uvm.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No accuracy assessment was conducted, but the dataset was subject to a thorough manual quality control (QC). Accuracy assessments from previous UTC land cover datasets indicate that the use OBIA techniques in combination with a detailed QC yield an overall accuracy of 95% or better.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Valid raster dataset.
Completeness_Report:
Complete coverage for the study area using the most recent boundary data..
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Delaware County, NY.
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Sullivan County, NY
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Ulster County, NY
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National Agricultural Imagery Program 4-band data, Ulster County, NY
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Normalized Digital Surface Model
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Lackawanna County, PA.
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Normalized Digital Surface Model
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Monroe County, PA.
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Normalized Digital Surface Model
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Pike County, PA.
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Normalized Digital Surface Model
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Normalized Digital Surface Model, Wayne County, PA
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Calendar_Date:20130101
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Ground Condition
Source_Contribution:
Vector GIS Data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Object based image analysis (OBIA) using a rule-based expert system
Process_Date:20131201
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Manual corrections to land cover classification
Process_Date:20140109
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type:Pixel
Row_Count:156234
Column_Count:104978
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian:0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-75.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:0.0
False_Easting:500000.0
False_Northing:0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.000000002220024164500956
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000000002220024164500956
Planar_Distance_Units:meter
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222101
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:Landcover - Delaware River Basin 2010
Entity_Type_Definition:
UTC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OID
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_Definition:
Land cover code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
UTC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Tree Canopy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Grass/Shrub
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bare Soil
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Water
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Buildings
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Road/Railroad
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Other Paved Surfaces
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Count
Attribute_Definition:
# pixels per land cover class
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Internal
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Class
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Seven land cover classes were mapped: (1) tree canopy, (2) grass/shrub, (3) bare earth, (4) water, (5) buildings, (6) roads/railroads, and (7) other paved surfaces.
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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 & Water Research 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
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:20140620
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Contact_Person:Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
Contact_Position:Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical
Address:
81 Carrigan Drive
Address:
Aiken Center Room 205
City:Burlington
State_or_Province:VT
Postal_Code:05405
Country:US
Contact_Voice_Telephone:802-656-3324
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:802-656-8683
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:joneildu@uvm.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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