LANDFIRE Remap 2016 National Vegetation Classification (NVC) CONUS

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20200731
Title:
LANDFIRE Remap 2016 National Vegetation Classification (NVC) CONUS
Edition: LF Remap
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
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:
LANDFIRE's (LF) National Vegetation Classification (NVC) represents the current distribution of vegetation groups within the U.S. National Vegetation Classification System ([version 2.0] <http://usnvc.org/>). Groups within the NVC hierarchy are defined as combinations of relatively narrow sets of diagnostic plant species, including dominants and co-dominants, broadly similar composition, and diagnostic growth forms. NVC groups are mapped using decision tree models informed by field reference data, Landsat imagery, elevation data, and biophysical gradient inputs. NVC models are developed separately for each lifeform, including sparse vegetation, and for each Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Level III Ecoregion (https://www.epa.gov/eco-research/ecoregions). Riparian, alpine, sparse and other site-specific EVTs are constrained by predetermined masks. Urban and developed areas are derived from the National Land Cover Database (NLCD), whereas agricultural lands originate from the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) and Common Land Unit (CLU) database. Developed ruderal classes are identified by combining wildland-urban-interface (WUI) data with population density information from the US Census Bureau. Annual Disturbance products are included to describe areas that have experienced landscape change within the previous 10-year period. NVC is reconciled through QA/QC measures to ensure lifeform is synchronized with both Existing Vegetation Cover (EVC) and Height (EVH) products.
Purpose:
LF Remap is a comprehensive mapping effort that uses recent data to create a new base map product suite that better represents contemporary conditions. LF Remap represents circa 2016 ground conditions and is designed to produce vegetation, disturbance, and fuels products that inform wildland fire and ecological decision systems. LF Remap has improved past methodologies and processes to incorporate current satellite imagery, contemporary data sources, and the latest software and hardware technologies. Final LF Remap products offer significant improvements to all previous LF versions (read more about versions here https://www.landfire.gov/lf_schedule.php).
LF Remap 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:
U.S. National Vegetation Classification System 2.0 was used for the creation of this product.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2016
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Biennially
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -127.98775263969655
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.25444546636928
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.64968101623376
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.765446426860603
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: biota
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
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: raster digital data
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE Remap
Theme_Keyword: NVC
Theme_Keyword: U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE 2016
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Place_Keyword: United States
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 LF Help Desk at helpdesk@landfire.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows 10; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.6.1

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
For LF Remap, EVT the Auto-Keys process was re-designed. Auto-Keys are used to determine existing vegetation type classification based on plot data in the LF Reference Database (LFRDB). A validation of the EVT product is conducted by comparing the EVT product for a pixel with the Auto-Key EVT assignment for a sample plot contained in that pixel. These agreement assessments have been developed for each LF CONUS GeoAre. to read more about EVT agreement assessments go to https://www.landfire.gov/evt.php
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: 20200731

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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NVC
Entity_Type_Definition: LF Remap NVC attributes spreadsheet.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUE
Attribute_Definition: Assigned code identifying vegetation and land cover types.
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: 6006
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9829
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NVC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Class name in the legend.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: See the ADD.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LFRDB
Attribute_Definition: Code stored in LF Reference Database (LFRDB).
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:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 9336
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LF_LIFEFORM_PRIMARY
Attribute_Definition: Primary lifeform.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Nodata
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tree
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tree
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Herb
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Herb
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Shrub
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Shrub
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sparse
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparse
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Snow-Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snow-Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NVC_CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Class code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NVC_SUBCLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Subclass code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Values range from 1.B to 11.A
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NVC_FORMATION
Attribute_Definition:
Formation code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NVC Formation.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NVC_DIVISION
Attribute_Definition:
Division code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NVC Division.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Class name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: See the ADD.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBCLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Subclass name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NVC Subclass.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FORMATION
Attribute_Definition:
Formation name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NVC Formation name.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIVISION_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Division code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Division name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MACROGROUP_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Macrogroup code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Macrogroup code in NVC.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MACROGROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Macrogroup name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Macrogroup name in NVC.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Group code in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Group name in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) hierarchy.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NVC Group Name
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 National Vegetation Classification (NVC). 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/nvc.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: 20200731
Format_Specification: LF 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: 20200731
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:
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Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
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