LANDFIRE Remap 2016 Vegetation Departure (VDep) HI

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20201009
Title: LANDFIRE Remap 2016 Vegetation Departure (VDep) HI
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) Remap Vegetation Departure (VDep) product categorizes departure between current vegetation condition and reference vegetation condition, according to the methods outlined in the Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook [FRCC Guidebook (Hann et al 2010)]. VDep differs from the FRCC Guidebook, however, because it is based on the departure of current vegetation condition only, whereas the FRCC Guidebook approach includes departure of current fire regimes for the reference period. For VDep, summary units are defined as a BioPhysical Setting (BpS) with identical reference condition values regardless of map zone. For example, when a BpS is present in map zone 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8, the reference conditions for this BpS are identical in map zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8, those map zones become a summary unit for VDep computation. Since reference conditions are unique for this BpS in map zone 6, it is a separate summary unit for calculating VDep. Within each BpS summary unit, we compare the reference percentage of each Succession Class (SClass) to the current percentage, then the smaller of the two is summed to determine the similarity index for the BpS. This value is then subtracted from 100 to determine the departure value, VDep value is always between 0 and 100, with 100 representing maximum departure.
Reference conditions are derived from quantitative vegetation dynamics models that mimic native disturbance regimes. The current conditions are derived from the corresponding LF Remap SClass data. The proportion of the landscape occupied by each SClass, in each BpS unit, within each summary unit represents current condition of that SClass in VDep calculation. VDep is based entirely on the remaining area of each BpS unit that is occupied by valid SClasses.
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: None.
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: -160.4745
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -153.3682
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.1725
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.1129
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: Vegetation Departure
Theme_Keyword: VDep
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE Remap
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE 2016
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: OCONUS
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: HI
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
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Interagency Fuels, Fire, and Vegetation Technology Transfer (NIFTT)
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook (FRCC Guidebook)
Edition: 3
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Other_Citation_Details:
Hann, Wendel J.; Shlisky, Ayn; Havlina, Doug; Schon, Kathy; Barrett, Stephen W.; DeMeo, Thomas E.; Pohl, Kelly; Menakis, James P.; Hamilton, D.; Jones, J.; Levesque, Marc; Frame, Christine K. 2008. Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) guidebook. Version 1.3.0. 119 p. [Homepage of the Interagency and The Nature Conservancy Fire Regime Condition Class website, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, The Nature Conservancy, and Systems for Environmental Management
Hann et al. 2010

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: 20201009

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: VDEP
Entity_Type_Definition: LF Remap VDep attributes spreadsheet.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUE
Attribute_Definition: Value. 0 to 100 is percent departure.
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: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 181
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LABEL
Attribute_Definition: VDep label. 0 to 100 is percent departure.
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:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPTION
Attribute_Definition:
VDep categorizes departure between current vegetation conditions and reference vegetation conditions. 0 to 100 is percent departure.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
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 Vegetation Departure (VDep). 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/vdep.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: 20201009
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: 20201009
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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