NaFIS Core Forest Attribute Data: Forest Type Group, MRLC Zone 51

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Nationwide Forest Imputation Study (NaFIS)
Publication_Date: 20090324
Title:
NaFIS Core Forest Attribute Data: Forest Type Group, MRLC Zone 51
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Nationwide Forest Imputation Study (NaFIS)
Issue_Identification:
NaFIS Core Forest Attribute Data: Forest Type Group, MRLC Zone 51
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: East Lansing, Michigan
Publisher: Nationwide Forest Imputation Study (NaFIS)
Online_Linkage: <http://blue.for.msu.edu/NAFIS>
Description:
Abstract:
This data layer is a raster of forest type group over Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Mapping Zone 51. The information was produced by using k-Nearest Neighbors classification techniques. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) subplots are the source of the reference set of forest attribute data. The target feature space variables are a stack of 8 raster bands which include: the brightness, greenness, and wetness bands from a tasseled-cap transformed Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite image, NDVI derived from TM imagery, the average annual precipitation, maximum temperature, and minimum temperature from 1971 - 2000 derived from PRISM climate data, and elevation derived from the USGS Elevation Data for National Applications (EDNA) digital elevation model (DEM).
Purpose:
Provide data that are spatially explicit and statistically valid large- and small-area estimates of forest attributes measured by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the U.S. Forest Service. For use in supporting applications ranging from scenario modeling (e.g., fire, insect, pathogens, wildlife habitat) at the mid- or regional-scale, to broad ecosystem modeling (e.g., carbon sources/sinks, climate change, and ecosystem services).
Supplemental_Information:
This project (Nationwide Forest Imputation Study, NaFIS) evaluates alternative nearest neighbor techniques with the ultimate goal of recommending an approach for nationwide implementation. Study objectives are to: (1) evaluate alternative nearest neighbor algorithms, (2) develop computing systems for efficient implementation, and (3) produce map products, including variance estimators and accuracy assessments, for multiple forest attributes. The vision for a national nearest neighbor application is to rely on FIA data as the primary source of forest data, and Landsat as the primary remotely sensed data. Other forest, environmental, and physiographic data will be tested for applicability, and ultimately these data inputs could vary by region.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As Needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.001258
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.247578
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.300197
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.148606
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: k Nearest Neighbor
Theme_Keyword: kNN
Theme_Keyword: Forest Attributes
Theme_Keyword: Forest Inventory and Analysis
Theme_Keyword: FIA
Theme_Keyword: Forest Type Group
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Mapping Zone 51
Place_Keyword: Michigan
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Ohio
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin
Place_Keyword: Huron-Manistee National Forest
Place_Keyword: Hiawatha National Forest
Place_Keyword: Ottawa National Forest
Place_Keyword: Nicolet National Forest
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. Using the data for other than their intended purpose may yield inaccurate or misleading results.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Walters
Contact_Organization: Michigan State University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 126 Natural Resources Building
City: East Lansing
State_or_Province: Michigan
Postal_Code: 48824
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 517-432-3537
Data_Set_Credit:
Collaborators and Sponsors: Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET); USDA Forest Service; Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program; Western Wildlands Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC); Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment (EFETAC).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Ubuntu Release 8.04 (Hardy Heron); Kernal Linux 2.6.24-23-generic; GNOME 2.22.3; GDAL 1.5.3; Tkme 2.9.23

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Classification accuracy of forest type group is tested by building a confusion matrix to find user's, producer's and overall accuracy and by calculating the kappa coefficient value. These attribute accuracy tests were performed on March 24, 2009 using R: A language and environment for statistical computing and the R package nnDiag. For accuracy assessment results see the report NaFIS Core Forest Attribute Data: Forest Type Group, MRLC Zone 51 Attribute Accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data set is in raster format. The data is believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
Completeness_Report:
Every pixel in the raster data layer within MRLC Zone 51 has been classified with a forest type group.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Horizontal positional accuracy of this data is unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA)
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: FIA Database
Edition: Version 3.0
Online_Linkage: <http://fiatools.fs.fed.us/>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FIA_Data
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: z51_mosaic_tm5_bands_12345n7_tcap.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Remote-Sensing Image
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040913
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040803
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040920
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040725
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040906
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040927
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040918
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040925
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040929
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040630
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040727
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20020908
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040909
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040821
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Mosaic_Tasseled_Cap
Source_Contribution: Remotely Sensed, Tasseled Cap Transformed Spectral Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: z51_mosaic_tm5_ndvi.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
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Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040913
Single_Date/Time:
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Single_Date/Time:
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Single_Date/Time:
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Calendar_Date: 20040727
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20020908
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040909
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040821
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Mosaic_NDVI
Source_Contribution: Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
z51_ppt_1971_2000_albers_nad83_30m_13layers_sceneboundary_buffer_2400m.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19710101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Climatological period from which the point observations were taken.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PPT_PRISM
Source_Contribution: PRISM Precipitation Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
z51_tmax_1971_2000_albers_nad83_30m_13layers_fixed_background_sceneboundary_buffer_2400m.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19710101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Climatological period from which the point observations were taken.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TMax_PRISM
Source_Contribution: PRISM Temperature Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
z51_tmin_1971_2000_albers_nad83_30m_13layers_fixed_background_sceneboundary_buffer_2400m.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19710101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Climatological period from which the point observations were taken.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TMin_PRISM
Source_Contribution: PRISM Temperature Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: z51_topo_stack_dem_slp_asp_taspsin_taspcos_cti.img
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digtial Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080222
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Topo
Source_Contribution: Topographical Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brian Walters
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Modified Date Strata, 4 Strata
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Type_of_Source_Media: Disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090330
Source_Currentness_Reference: Creation Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Strata_Mask
Source_Contribution: Stratification for use with classification
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Create a dataset of FIA subplots that are within MRLC Zone 51 and meet necessary requirements. Those requirements include subplots that were sampled, had condition status code 1 (forested), were given a forest type, and were in the appropriate evaluation for each state within Zone 51 (Table 1).

Table 1: Zone 51 Evaluations
Evaluation ID Evaluation Description
180601 Indiana, 2002-2006: area/volume
260601 Michigan, 2002-2006: area/volume
395552 Ohio, 2001-2005: area/volume
550601 Wisconsin, 2002-2006: area/volume
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FIA_Data
Process_Date: 20090303
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: z51_FIA_subplots
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Extract the average annual band from each of the PRISM climate data rasters. Using the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) Version 6.4, run a 9 x 9 averaging kernal over each band. The original PRISM data has a resolution of 800 meters which was resampled for this analysis to 30 meters by RSAC. The averaging kernal smooths the data.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: PPT_PRISM
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TMax_PRISM
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TMin_PRISM
Process_Date: 20090219
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ppt_9x9
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: tmx_9x9
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: tmn_9x9
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Extract the brightness, greenness, and wetness bands from the tasseled cap mosaic and extract the DEM from the topographic data mosaic. Create a stack of the data layers to be used in the analysis (Table 2).

Table 2: Spectral Data Stack
Layer # Layer Description
1 Tasseled Cap Brightness
2 Tasseled Cap Greenness
3 Tasseled Cap Wetness
4 NDVI
5 Average Annual Precipitation 1971-2000 (smoothed)
6 Average Annual Maximum Temperature 1971-2000 (smoothed)
7 Average Annual Minimum Temperature 1971-2000 (smoothed)
8 Elevation
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Mosaic_Tasseled_Cap
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Mosaic_NDVI
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ppt_9x9
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: tmx_9x9
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: tmn_9x9
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: RSAC_Topo
Process_Date: 20090220
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: spectral_data_stack
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Use XY coordinate locations from the zone 51 FIA data table to get the pixel values from the spectral data stack and the stratification raster layer at each subplot. Add those pixel values to the zone 51 FIA data table.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: spectral_data_stack
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Strata_Mask
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: z51_FIA_subplots
Process_Date: 20090304
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Produce a raster data layer by means of k-Nearest Neighbor classification. Preliminary tests were run to find the best k value for each strata (Table 3). Using those k values, an identity weight matrix, and the 'Modified Date Strata, 4 Strata' raster as the stratification, kNN classification was performed. A minimum horizontal search radius was implemented so that nearest neighbors could not be selected among subplots from the same FIA plot.

Table 2: Strata k Values
Strata k Value
Stratum 1 31
Stratum 2 18
Stratum 3 32
Stratum 4 32
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: spectral_data_stack
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: z51_FIA_subplots
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Strata_Mask
Process_Date: 20090316

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: MRLC Mapping Zone 51
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 24302
Column_Count: 23317

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 29.5
Standard_Parallel: 45.5
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23
False_Easting: 0
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and Column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 30
Ordinate_Resolution: 30
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Layer_1
Entity_Type_Definition: Forest Type Group
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2008. The Forest Inventory and Analysis Database: Database Description and Users Manual Version 3.0 for Phase 2, Revision 1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/database-documentation/FIADB_user_manual_v3-0.pdf>.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Forest Type Group
Attribute_Definition:
Forest type groups are the aggregation of FIA forest types into similar groups. Forest type is defined as "a classification of forest land based upon the trees or tree communities that constitute the majority of stocking on the site" (Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, 2007). The forest type group codes can be found in Appendix D of The Forest Inventory and Analysis Database: Database Description and Users Manual Version 3.0 for Phase 2.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2008. The Forest Inventory and Analysis Database: Database Description and Users Manual Version 3.0 for Phase 2, Revision 1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/database-documentation/FIADB_user_manual_v3-0.pdf>.
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: White/Red/Jack Pine Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 120
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Spruce/Fir Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 180
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pinyon/Juniper Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 200
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Douglas-Fir Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 260
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fir/Spruce/Mountain Hemlock Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 380
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Exotic Softwoods Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 400
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Oak/Pine Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Oak/Hickory Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 600
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Oak/Gum/Cypress Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 700
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Elm/Ash/Cottonwood Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 800
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Maple/Beech/Birch Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 900
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Aspen/Birch Group
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 2007. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume 1: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots, Version 4.0. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. Available: <http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/docs/core_ver_4-0_10_2007_p2.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Walters
Contact_Organization: Michigan State University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 126 Natural Resources Building
City: East Lansing
State_or_Province: Michigan
Postal_Code: 48824
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 517-432-3537
Distribution_Liability:
This data file and accompanying documentation are provided "as is" without any warranty whatsoever by the principal investigators, co-principal investigators, collaborators, sponsors, and academic institutions involved in the Nationwide Forest Imputation Study, hereinafter called "NaFIS." Extensive effort has been made to produce accurate and complete data, however all geographic information has limitations due to scale, resolution, date, and interpretation of the original source materials. Users should consult the available metadata for this particular data to determine limitations. The burden for determining fitness of use lies entirely with the user. NaFIS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. Although this data has been processed successfully on a computer system at Michigan State University, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by Michigan State University or NaFIS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090320
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Walters
Contact_Organization: Michigan State University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 126 Natural Resources Building
City: East Lansing
State_or_Province: Michigan
Postal_Code: 48824
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 517-432-3537
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

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