Original Vegetation Polygons


ISO-19139 Metadata

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Metadata character set: utf8

Last update: 2017-08-22

Metadata contact - pointOfContact:
Organization's name: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Technology Services
Contact's position: GIS Data Specialist

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e-mail address:dnrgeodata@wisconsin.gov

Scope of the data described by the metadata: dataset
Scope name: dataset

Name of the metadata standard used: ISO 19139 Geographic Information - Metadata - Implementation Specification
Version of the metadata standard: 2007

Metadata identifier: 3e952715b0d549c39cd8e26b4b274a0c

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Citation:
Title: Original Vegetation Polygons

Reference date - publication: 1990-01-02

Other citation details: Digitizing was carried out by students at the UW-Madison under the direction of Professor Steve Ventura of the UW-Madison Institute for Environmental Studies and Earth Science. Because the digitized data set did not identify hydrographic features, this information was added by the DNR GIS Section from the 1:250,000-scale Land Use and Land Cover data layer. Portions of the Wisconsin state boundary were also added to the digitized data set using the 1:100,000-scale state boundary coverage. The DNR GIS Section projected the data from the Lambert Conformal Conic Projection to WTM and carried out limited quality control review and edits to assure topological integrity of the data.

Themes or categories of the resource: biota, environment

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: vegetation, land cover, Finley, Wisconsin, DNR, Department of Natural Resources, WDNR, WI DNR, natural resources, forest

Abstract:
 This is a polygon layer derived from a 1:500,000-scale map showing the original, pre-settlement vegetation cover in Wisconsin. The original vegetation cover data was digitized in 1990 from a 1976 map created from land survey notes written in the mid-1800s when Wisconsin was first surveyed. Linework representing lakes and other hydrographic areas in other data sets were subsequently merged with the original vegetation cover data set to more closely match the source map.This digital version of the original vegetation cover map can be used to identify regional changes in land cover since the time when the state was first surveyed.  The data is not intended for landscape-scale analysis.All 72 counties of Wisconsin are represented.  Islands in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior belonging to Wisconsin counties are also represented.See associated join tables:  LUC_Level_Codes and Veg_Type_Codes

Purpose:
 Polygon representation of the original vegetation of Wisconsin

Dataset language: eng
Dataset character set: utf8

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 University of Wisconsin - Madison

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