LANDFIRE Limited Update FVC SP2021

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20210603
Title: LANDFIRE Limited Update FVC SP2021
Edition: LF 2019L
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: MoD-FIS Fuel Vegetation Cover Spring 2021 (FVCSP21)
Issue_Identification: Spring 2021
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher:
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://www.landfire.gov
Description:
Abstract:
The LANDFIRE (LF) 2019 Limited Updated (2019L) Fuel Vegetation Cover (FVC) represents a modified pre-disturbance version of the Existing Vegetation Cover (EVC) product from previous LF versions. EVC is mapped as continuous estimates of canopy cover for tree, shrub, and herbaceous lifeforms with a potential range from 10% to 100%. To translate continuous EVC values into fuel model assignments, EVC values are binned to correspond with the bins from previous LF versions. FVC leverages fuel transition assignments related to disturbed areas by re-establishing pre-disturbance vegetation. In 2019L FVC was developed using the latest Annual Disturbance products from the effective disturbance years of 2011 to 2019. Fuel products were created with LF 2016 Remap (LF Remap) vegetation in non-disturbed areas, but pre-disturbance vegetation was used in disturbed areas using fuel rule sets. More information about 2019L can be found at https://landfire.gov/lf_limited.php.
2019L FVC is a capable fuels product that calculates time since disturbance (TSD) assignments for disturbed areas using an effective year. For example, year 2021 fuels may be calculated for the year 2019. This process considers all the existing disturbances and adjusts the TSD for these to the effective year (2021 in this example), making the products "2021 capable fuels." More information about capable fuels can be found at https://www.landfire.gov/lf_remap.php.
Purpose:
LF 2019L is the first update to the LF 2016 Remap conterminous United States (CONUS) extent. This update includes a limited set of products that represent circa 2019 ground conditions. Read more about LF 2019L here (https://landfire.gov/lf_limited.php). LF 2019L products are designed to facilitate national and regional level strategic fire and resource management planning and reporting of management activities. The principal purposes of the products include providing, 1) national level, landscape scale geospatial products to support fire and fuels management planning, and 2) consistent fuels products to support fire planning, analysis, and budgeting to evaluate fire management alternatives.
Products are created at a 30 meter raster; however, the applicability of products varies by location and specific use. LF products were designed to support 1) national (all states) strategic planning, 2) regional (single large states or groups of smaller states), and 3) strategic/tactical planning for large sub regional landscapes and Fire Management Units (FMUs) (such as significant portions of states or multiple federal administrative entities). The applicability of LF products to support fire and land management planning on smaller areas will vary by product, location, and specific use. Managers and planners must evaluate LF products according to the scale and requirements specific to their needs.
Supplemental_Information:
This product is a 2021 capable fuels product. The NoData Value in this image is -9999. In LF 2019L, fuel products were created with LF 2016 Remap vegetation in non-disturbed areas, but pre-disturbance vegetation was used in disturbed areas.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2021
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.837
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -98.671
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.569
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.901
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: raster digital data
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: Spring 2021
Theme_Keyword: seasonal
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Theme_Keyword: modfis
Theme_Keyword: Fuel Vegetation Cover
Theme_Keyword: FVC
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: fires
Theme_Keyword: hazard preparedness
Theme_Keyword: remote sensing
Theme_Keyword: image collections
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: geographic information systems
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Place_Keyword: Continental U.S.
Place_Keyword: Conterminous United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
These products were created by the LF team at USGS EROS, Sioux Falls, SD. Refer to the contact information throughout this metadata to contact the LF team.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None in place
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description:
If there is ever doubt, contact the appropriate resource staff who has stewardship responsibility and the GIS Coordinator.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows 10; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.6.1

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Products were tested to ensure that each attribute is represented consistently across all data sets. Attributes were not validated against in person observations.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The products were pixel "truth" tested for consistency of land or water characteristics across all products.
Completeness_Report:
Products were formally tested to ensure that valid data was produced for all pixels. Each product was then validated and tested for duplicates, omissions, and errors.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Beginning in 2016 LF Remap products were created using recent advances in image compositing, tiling algorithms, and faster computing hardware to ensure that LF products remained relevant. LF Remap leveraged the Landsat archive, lidar data, and user contributed field plot data compiled into the LF Reference Database (LFRDB), to create new base map vegetation products. Reference resources included, but were not limited to, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program plot data (USFS - https://fia.fs.fed.us/), Landsat Dynamic Surface Water Extent [(DSWE) USGS - https://www.usgs.gov/land-resources/nli/landsat/], the National Land Cover Dataset [(NLCD) USGS - https://www.mrlc.gov/data], and National Agricultural Statistics Service [(NASS) USDA - https://www.nass.usda.gov/]. To read more about LF reference resources go to https://www.landfire.gov/reference.php. Information about LF Remap product testing is available by request or via the website at https://www.landfire.gov.
Process_Date: 20210603

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 20729
Column_Count: 24853

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: -96.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.0
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 (NAD 83)
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FVC
Entity_Type_Definition: LF Remap FVC attributes spreadsheet.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUE
Attribute_Definition:
Code representing the land cover type or depicts percent cover by life form.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 11
Range_Domain_Maximum: 172
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSNAMES
Attribute_Definition:
Fuel Vegetation Cover class. FVC is EVC that has been binned to facilitate fuel rule assignment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: See the ADD for more information.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R
Attribute_Definition: Red color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G
Attribute_Definition: Green color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RED
Attribute_Definition: Red color value.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GREEN
Attribute_Definition: Green color value.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLUE
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
LANDFIRE (LF) Remap Fuel Vegetation Cover (FVC) MoD-FIS Spring 2021. An Attribute Table is included with each product download as a .dbf and embedded in the metadata. The Attribute Data Dictionary (ADD) can be found at https://www.landfire.gov/
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: https://www.landfire.gov/seasonal.php

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Distribution_Liability:
This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media can be updated at any time. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. USGS EROS makes no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. USGS EROS reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCG
Format_Version_Date: 20210603
Format_Specification: LF 2016 Remap
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.landfire.gov
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20210603
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

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