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Maintaining Viable Urban Forests


FGDC Metadata

Download Link: http://data.nconemap.gov/downloads/vector/urban_forest_priority.zip
Abstract: Maintaining Viable Urban Forests (FIGURE 1b-5) The Maintaining Viable Urban Forests map shows areas of North Carolina that are essential for restoring, conserving, and maintaining healthy urban trees and forests. These lands are experiencing rapid urbanization, increased amounts of impervious surface, and a higher number of catastrophic storm events, while also having tree canopy potential to offset the negative impacts of land-use change. These urban forestlands also have high values for energy conservation and improved air quality. Many municipalities within the priority areas manage their urban forests with limited resources and lack one or more of the components necessary for a sustained community forestry program. Coordinated planning and management of urban forests across jurisdictional boundaries will require new partnerships and initiatives at municipal, county, and statewide levels.
Purpose: The identification of urban and rural priority areas is a requirement of all statewide assessments of forest resources, as specified in the S&PF Redesign guidance developed by the USDA Forest Service: State forest resource assessments will identify, describe, and spatially define forest landscape areas where forestry program outreach and activity will be emphasized and coordinated. Establishment of these priority areas is intended to (1) enable the efficient, strategic, and focused use of limited program resources; (2) address current state and national resource management priorities; and (3) produce the most benefit in terms of critical forest resource values and public benefits. This component of a states assessment should be geospatially based. Mapped priority areas provide a method for focusing on areas where federal investment can most effectively stimulate or leverage desired action and engage multiple partners. Mapping must enable the discovery of multistate areas in which collaboration can lead to stronger outcomes. Accomplishments using federal funds may be evaluated against priority areas to determine the effectiveness of S&PF program implementation.
Supplemental Information: Two sets of priority maps were developed for North Carolina. The first set (1) shows areas of specific emphasis in North Carolina according to themes identified during the assessment process and (2) aligns with programmatic funding available from USDA Forest Service S&PF. These maps show areas of emphasis for these assessment themes: Conserving Working Forestlands, Protecting Forests and Communities from Wildfire Risk, Threats to Forest Health, and Maintaining Viable Urban Forests. The second set of maps shows overall urban and rural forest priority landscapes.
Publication Date: 20100804
Originator: NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NC Forest Service
Publisher: NC Division of Forest Resources - Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Online Linkage: http://www.ncforestservice.gov
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20100701
Currentness Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -84.313463
East Bounding Coordinate: -75.417988
North Bounding Coordinate: 36.590199
South Bounding Coordinate: 33.733362
Contact Organization: NC Division of Forest Resources, Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Contact Person: Andrew D. Bailey
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Andrew.Bailey@ncdenr.gov
Contact Voice Telephone: (919) 857-4812
Contact Organization: NC Division of Forest Resources, Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Planar Distance Units: meters
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute Alias: Rowid
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Rowid
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute Alias: VALUE
Attribute Type: Integer
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VALUE
Attribute Definition: Pixel value.
Attribute Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Pixel value of 1.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Alias: COUNT
Attribute Type: Integer
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: COUNT
Attribute Definition: The count of the number of pixels with the same value.
Attribute Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 54389013
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Number of pixels with value of 1.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Alias: PRIORITY
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 25
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PRIORITY
Attribute Definition: Priority given to need of urban forests.
Attribute Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Very high
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Very high priority.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: High
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: High priority.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Medium
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Medium priority.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Low
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Low priority.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Very low
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Very low priority.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Distribution Liability: NCCGIA is charged with the development and maintenance of NC OneMap and, in cooperation with other mapping organizations, is committed to offering its users accurate, useful, and current information. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop this dataset may be reflected in the data supplied. The user must be aware of possible conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. NCCGIA does not support secondary distribution of this dataset without its current, compliant metadata record. The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by NCCGIA or North Carolina State Government.

ISO Metadata

Metadata language:
eng(countryCode):USA
Metadata character set:
utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Scope of the data described by the metadata:
dataset
Scope name: dataset
Metadata contact:
Individual's name: Craig Clarke
Organization's name: North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
Contact's position: Safety, Planning & Analysis Section Chief
Contact's role:
point of contact
Contact information:
Address:
Delivery point: 1616 Mail Service Center
City: Raleigh
Administrative area: NC
Postal code: 27699
e-mail address: craig.clarke@ncagr.gov
Country: US
Phone:
Voice: 919-857-4820
(displayName):Craig Clarke
Last update: 20100804
Name of the metadata standard used: ArcGIS Metadata
Version of the metadata standard: 1.0
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact information:
Organization's name: NC CGIA
Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 919-754-6580
Fax: 919-715-8551
Address:
Delivery point: 20322 Mail Service Center
City: Raleigh
Administrative area: North Carolina
Postal code: 27699
Country: USA
e-mail address: dataq@its.nc.gov
Hours of service: 8am to 5pm
Contact instructions: Phone and electronic mail preferred
Contact's role:
distributor
Ordering process:
Terms and fees: None. Download from http://www.nconemap.gov is free of charge.
(planAvTmPd):
(tmBegin):2010-08-04
Available format:
Format name: ESRI shapefile (*.shp)
Transfer options:
Online source:
Online location (URL): http://data.nconemap.gov/downloads/vector/urban_forest_priority.zip
Transfer options:
Online source:
Online location (URL): http://www.ncforestservice.gov
Distribution format:
Format name: Raster Dataset
Identification Information:
Citation:
Title: Maintaining Viable Urban Forests
(date):
(pubDate):2010-08-04
Party responsible for the resource:
Organization's name: NC Division of Forest Resources - Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Contact information:
Address:
Delivery point: Raleigh, NC
Contact's role:
publisher
Party responsible for the resource:
Organization's name: North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
Contact's role:
originator
Presentation format:
digital map
Presentation format:
(fgdcGeoform):vector digital data
Party responsible for the resource:
Individual's name: Craig Clarke
Organization's name: North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
Contact's position: Safety, Planning & Analysis Section Chief
Contact's role:
point of contact
Contact information:
Address:
Delivery point: 1616 Mail Service Center
City: Raleigh
Administrative area: NC
Postal code: 27699
e-mail address: craig.clarke@ncagr.gov
Country: US
Phone:
Voice: 919-857-4820
Abstract: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P><SPAN>Maintaining Viable Urban Forests (FIGURE 1b-5) The Maintaining Viable Urban Forests map shows areas of North Carolina that are essential for restoring, conserving, and maintaining healthy urban trees and forests. These lands are experiencing rapid urbanization, increased amounts of impervious surface, and a higher number of catastrophic storm events, while also having tree canopy potential to offset the negative impacts of land-use change. These urban forestlands also have high values for energy conservation and improved air quality. Many municipalities within the priority areas manage their urban forests with limited resources and lack one or more of the components necessary for a sustained community forestry program. Coordinated planning and management of urban forests across jurisdictional boundaries will require new partnerships and initiatives at municipal, county, and statewide levels.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Purpose: The identification of urban and rural priority areas is a requirement of all statewide assessments of forest resources, as specified in the S&PF Redesign guidance developed by the USDA Forest Service: State forest resource assessments will identify, describe, and spatially define forest landscape areas where forestry program outreach and activity will be emphasized and coordinated. Establishment of these priority areas is intended to (1) enable the efficient, strategic, and focused use of limited program resources; (2) address current state and national resource management priorities; and (3) produce the most benefit in terms of critical forest resource values and public benefits. This component of a states assessment should be geospatially based. Mapped priority areas provide a method for focusing on areas where federal investment can most effectively stimulate or leverage desired action and engage multiple partners. Mapping must enable the discovery of multistate areas in which collaboration can lead to stronger outcomes. Accomplishments using federal funds may be evaluated against priority areas to determine the effectiveness of S&PF program implementation.
Status:
completed
Resource maintenance:
Update frequency:
as needed
(placeKeys):
Keywords: United States
Keywords: North Carolina
(themeKeys):
Thesaurus name:
Title: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Keywords: Urban Forest
Keywords: Urban Forestry
Keywords: Forestry
Keywords: Forest
Keywords: Working Forests
Keywords: Conservation
Keywords: Land Management
Keywords: Natural Resources
Keywords: Environment
Keywords: Modeling
Keywords: Land Cover
(themeKeys):
Thesaurus name:
Title: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: environment
(searchKeys):
Keywords: Forestry
Keywords: Forest
Keywords: Working Forests
Keywords: Conservation
Keywords: Forest Management
Keywords: Natural Resources
Keywords: Environment
Keywords: Modeling
Keywords: Land Cover
Resource constraints:
Legal constraints:
Limitations of use: NCCGIA is charged with the development and maintenance of NC OneMap and, in cooperation with other mapping organizations, is committed to offering its users accurate, useful, and current information. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop this dataset may be reflected in the data supplied. The user must be aware of possible conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. NCCGIA does not support secondary distribution of this dataset without its current, compliant metadata record. The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by NCCGIA or North Carolina State Government.
Other constraints: None. Data subject to NC Public Records Law, NC General Statute 132.
Resource constraints:
Security constraints:
Classification system: NC Public Records Law, GS132
Additional restrictions: Standard Technical Controls
Resource constraints:
Constraints:
Limitations of use: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P><SPAN>None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the NC Division of Forest Resources would be appreciated.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Dataset language:
eng(countryCode):USA
Processing environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.6.1500
Other extent information:
Extent description: Publication date
Temporal Component:
Temporal extent:
Temporal extent:
Single Date/Time:
Time: 2010-07-01
Other extent information:
Geographic extent:
Geographic extent:
West longitude: -84.313463
East longitude: -75.417988
South latitude: 33.733362
North latitude: 36.590199
Supplemental information: Two sets of priority maps were developed for North Carolina. The first set (1) shows areas of specific emphasis in North Carolina according to themes identified during the assessment process and (2) aligns with programmatic funding available from USDA Forest Service S&PF. These maps show areas of emphasis for these assessment themes: Conserving Working Forestlands, Protecting Forests and Communities from Wildfire Risk, Threats to Forest Health, and Maintaining Viable Urban Forests. The second set of maps shows overall urban and rural forest priority landscapes.
Spatial representation type:
grid
Other extent information:
Geographic extent:
Geographic extent:
Extent contains the resource: yes
West longitude: -84.421924
East longitude: -75.055823
North latitude: 36.617500
South latitude: 33.491773
Point of contact:
Individual's name: Craig Clarke
Organization's name: North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
Contact's position: Safety, Planning & Analysis Section Chief
Contact's role:
point of contact
Contact information:
Address:
Delivery point: 1616 Mail Service Center
City: Raleigh
Administrative area: NC
Postal code: 27699
e-mail address: craig.clarke@ncagr.gov
Country: US
Phone:
Voice: 919-857-4820
(displayName):Craig Clarke
Themes or categories of the resource:
environment
Maintenance:
Update frequency:
012
Date of next update: 20140804
Metadata constraints:
Constraints:
Limitations of use: This metadata file is to accompany the dataset. NCCGIA does not support secondary distribution of this dataset without its current, compliant metadata record. If the dataset described in this metadata record was received from anyone besides NCCGIA, this metadata and the dataset it describes may contain discrepancies.
Data Quality Information:
Scope of quality information:
Level of the data:
dataset
(report):
Measure produced by the test: Tests for integrity have not been performed.
(report):
Measure produced by the test: Features represented have not been tested for completeness
(report):
Measure produced by the test: Data were derived from existing GIS data. The original datasets were created with methods accurate to within XX meters. See the NC State Assessment Forest Resource for a complete discussion of creation methods and accuracy.
Lineage:
Process step:
Description: Dataset moved.
Spatial Representation Information:
Spatial Representation - Georectified Grid:
Number of dimensions: 2
(axisDimension):
Dimension size: 11133
Resolution:
Precision: 30.000000
(axisDimension):
Dimension size: 27955
Resolution:
Precision: 30.000000
(axisDimension):
Dimension size: 1
Cell geometry:
area
Transformation parameters are available: yes
Check points are available: no
Corner points:
(pos):124020.937783 -15865.346900
Corner points:
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Corner points:
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Corner points:
(pos):962670.937783 -15865.346900
Center point:
(pos):543345.937783 151129.653100
Point in pixel:
center
Reference System Information:
Reference system identifier:
Reference system identifier:
(idCodeSpace):EPSG
(idVersion):7.11.2
Content Information:
Content Information - Image Description:
Type of information:
physical measurement
Range dimension Information:
Band information:
Minimum and maximum values: urbn_pri
Longest wavelength: 5.000000
Shortest wavelength: 1.000000
Number of bits per value: 8
Wavelength units:

ESRI Metadata

Creation Date: 20121004
Creation Time: 09401100
(ArcGISstyle):FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Synchronize Once: FALSE
(ArcGISFormat):1.0
Synchronization Date: 20130225
Synchronization Time: 15143900
Modification Date: 20130225
Modification Time: 15161700
(ArcGISProfile):FGDC
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