C-CAP United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2002-2007-Era Land Cover Change Analysis

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
C-CAP United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2002-2007-Era Land Cover Change Analysis
Abstract:
This data set contains the 2002-era and 2007-era classifications of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands and can be used to analyze change. This data set utilized 38 full or partial ADS40 scenes which were analyzed according to the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)protocol to determine land cover.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Coastal Services Center (CSC), 20100524, C-CAP United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2002-2007-Era Land Cover Change Analysis: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC), Charleston, SC.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.905956
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.563847
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.788029
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.676339

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 07-Nov-2003
    Ending_Date: 11-Mar-2007
    Currentness_Reference: Date of the ADS40 and Quickbird scenes

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:

      • Dimensions 5291 x 15072 x 1, type Pixel

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 20
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and Column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2.400000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2.400000
      Planar coordinates are specified in Meters

      The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    US West Coast Coastal Zone
    US West Coast coastal zone as delineated byNOAA using scene boundaries, hydrological units,and county boundaries (Source: unknown)

    Change Description
    Landcover Change from circa 1996 to circa 2001NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for RegionalImplementation (Source: Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP):Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA TechnicalReport NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April1995)

    ValueDefinition
    1Unclassified to Unclassified
    2Unclassified to Impervious
    3Unclassified to Unclassified
    4Unclassified to Unclassified
    5Unclassified to Open Space Developed
    6Unclassified to Cultivated Land
    7Unclassified to Pasture/Hay
    8Unclassified to Grassland
    9Unclassified to Deciduous Forest
    10Unclassified to Evergreen Forest
    11Unclassified to Mixed Forest
    12Unclassified to Scrub/Shrub
    13Unclassified to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    14Unclassified to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    15Unclassified to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    16Unclassified to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    17Unclassified to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    18Unclassified to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    19Unclassified to Unconsolidated Shore
    20Unclassified to Bare Land
    21Unclassified to Water
    22Unclassified to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    23Unclassified to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    24Unclassified to Tundra
    25Unclassified to Snow/Ice
    26Impervious to Unclassified
    27Impervious to Impervious
    28Impervious to Unclassified
    29Impervious to Unclassified
    30Impervious to Open Space Developed
    31Impervious to Cultivated Land
    32Impervious to Pasture/Hay
    33Impervious to Grassland
    34Impervious to Deciduous Forest
    35Impervious to Evergreen Forest
    36Impervious to Mixed Forest
    37Impervious to Scrub/Shrub
    38Impervious to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    39Impervious to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    40Impervious to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    41Impervious to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    42Impervious to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    43Impervious to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    44Impervious to Unconsolidated Shore
    45Impervious to Bare Land
    46Impervious to Water
    47Impervious to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    48Impervious to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    49Impervious to Tundra
    50Impervious to Snow/Ice
    51Unclassified to Unclassified
    52Unclassified to Impervious
    53Unclassified to Unclassified
    54Unclassified to Unclassified
    55Unclassified to Open Space Developed
    56Unclassified to Cultivated Land
    57Unclassified to Pasture/Hay
    58Unclassified to Grassland
    59Unclassified to Deciduous Forest
    60Unclassified to Evergreen Forest
    61Unclassified to Mixed Forest
    62Unclassified to Scrub/Shrub
    63Unclassified to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    64Unclassified to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    65Unclassified to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    66Unclassified to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    67Unclassified to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    68Unclassified to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    69Unclassified to Unconsolidated Shore
    70Unclassified to Bare Land
    71Unclassified to Water
    72Unclassified to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    73Unclassified to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    74Unclassified to Tundra
    75Unclassified to Snow/Ice
    76Unclassified to Unclassified
    77Unclassified to Impervious
    78Unclassified to Unclassified
    79Unclassified to Unclassified
    80Unclassified to Open Space Developed
    81Unclassified to Cultivated Land
    82Unclassified to Pasture/Hay
    83Unclassified to Grassland
    84Unclassified to Deciduous Forest
    85Unclassified to Evergreen Forest
    86Unclassified to Mixed Forest
    87Unclassified to Scrub/Shrub
    88Unclassified to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    89Unclassified to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    90Unclassified to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    91Unclassified to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    92Unclassified to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    93Unclassified to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    94Unclassified to Unconsolidated Shore
    95Unclassified to Bare Land
    96Unclassified to Water
    97Unclassified to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    98Unclassified to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    99Unclassified to Tundra
    100Unclassified to Snow/Ice
    101Open Space Developed to Unclassified
    102Open Space Developed to Impervious
    103Open Space Developed to Unclassified
    104Open Space Developed to Unclassified
    105Open Space Developed to Open Space Developed
    106Open Space Developed to Cultivated Land
    107Open Space Developed to Pasture/Hay
    108Open Space Developed to Grassland
    109Open Space Developed to Deciduous Forest
    110Open Space Developed to Evergreen Forest
    111Open Space Developed to Mixed Forest
    112Open Space Developed to Scrub/Shrub
    113Open Space Developed to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    114Open Space Developed to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    115Open Space Developed to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    116Open Space Developed to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    117Open Space Developed to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    118Open Space Developed to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    119Open Space Developed to Unconsolidated Shore
    120Open Space Developed to Bare Land
    121Open Space Developed to Water
    122Open Space Developed to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    123Open Space Developed to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    124Open Space Developed to Tundra
    125Open Space Developed to Snow/Ice
    126Cultivated Land to Unclassified
    127Cultivated Land to Impervious
    128Cultivated Land to Unclassified
    129Cultivated Land to Unclassified
    130Cultivated Land to Open Space Developed
    131Cultivated Land to Cultivated Land
    132Cultivated Land to Pasture/Hay
    133Cultivated Land to Grassland
    134Cultivated Land to Deciduous Forest
    135Cultivated Land to Evergreen Forest
    136Cultivated Land to Mixed Forest
    137Cultivated Land to Scrub/Shrub
    138Cultivated Land to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    139Cultivated Land to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    140Cultivated Land to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    141Cultivated Land to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    142Cultivated Land to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    143Cultivated Land to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    144Cultivated Land to Unconsolidated Shore
    145Cultivated Land to Bare Land
    146Cultivated Land to Water
    147Cultivated Land to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    148Cultivated Land to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    149Cultivated Land to Tundra
    150Cultivated Land to Snow/Ice
    151Pasture/Hay to Unclassified
    152Pasture/Hay to Impervious
    153Pasture/Hay to Unclassified
    154Pasture/Hay to Unclassified
    155Pasture/Hay to Open Space Developed
    156Pasture/Hay to Cultivated Land
    157Pasture/Hay to Pasture/Hay
    158Pasture/Hay to Grassland
    159Pasture/Hay to Deciduous Forest
    160Pasture/Hay to Evergreen Forest
    161Pasture/Hay to Mixed Forest
    162Pasture/Hay to Scrub/Shrub
    163Pasture/Hay to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    164Pasture/Hay to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    165Pasture/Hay to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    166Pasture/Hay to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    167Pasture/Hay to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    168Pasture/Hay to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    169Pasture/Hay to Unconsolidated Shore
    170Pasture/Hay to Bare Land
    171Pasture/Hay to Water
    172Pasture/Hay to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    173Pasture/Hay to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    174Pasture/Hay to Tundra
    175Pasture/Hay to Snow/Ice
    176Grassland to Unclassified
    177Grassland to Impervious
    178Grassland to Unclassified
    179Grassland to Unclassified
    180Grassland to Open Space Developed
    181Grassland to Cultivated Land
    182Grassland to Pasture/Hay
    183Grassland to Grassland
    184Grassland to Deciduous Forest
    185Grassland to Evergreen Forest
    186Grassland to Mixed Forest
    187Grassland to Scrub/Shrub
    188Grassland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    189Grassland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    190Grassland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    191Grassland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    192Grassland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    193Grassland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    194Grassland to Unconsolidated Shore
    195Grassland to Bare Land
    196Grassland to Water
    197Grassland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    198Grassland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    199Grassland to Tundra
    200Grassland to Snow/Ice
    201Deciduous Forest to Unclassified
    202Deciduous Forest to Impervious
    203Deciduous Forest to Unclassified
    204Deciduous Forest to Unclassified
    205Deciduous Forest to Open Space Developed
    206Deciduous Forest to Cultivated Land
    207Deciduous Forest to Pasture/Hay
    208Deciduous Forest to Grassland
    209Deciduous Forest to Deciduous Forest
    210Deciduous Forest to Evergreen Forest
    211Deciduous Forest to Mixed Forest
    212Deciduous Forest to Scrub/Shrub
    213Deciduous Forest to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    214Deciduous Forest to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    215Deciduous Forest to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    216Deciduous Forest to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    217Deciduous Forest to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    218Deciduous Forest to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    219Deciduous Forest to Unconsolidated Shore
    220Deciduous Forest to Bare Land
    221Deciduous Forest to Water
    222Deciduous Forest to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    223Deciduous Forest to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    224Deciduous Forest to Tundra
    225Deciduous Forest to Snow/Ice
    226Evergreen Forest to Unclassified
    227Evergreen Forest to Impervious
    228Evergreen Forest to Unclassified
    229Evergreen Forest to Unclassified
    230Evergreen Forest to Open Space Developed
    231Evergreen Forest to Cultivated Land
    232Evergreen Forest to Pasture/Hay
    233Evergreen Forest to Grassland
    234Evergreen Forest to Deciduous Forest
    235Evergreen Forest to Evergreen Forest
    236Evergreen Forest to Mixed Forest
    237Evergreen Forest to Scrub/Shrub
    238Evergreen Forest to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    239Evergreen Forest to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    240Evergreen Forest to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    241Evergreen Forest to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    242Evergreen Forest to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    243Evergreen Forest to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    244Evergreen Forest to Unconsolidated Shore
    245Evergreen Forest to Bare Land
    246Evergreen Forest to Water
    247Evergreen Forest to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    248Evergreen Forest to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    249Evergreen Forest to Tundra
    250Evergreen Forest to Snow/Ice
    251Mixed Forest to Unclassified
    252Mixed Forest to Impervious
    253Mixed Forest to Unclassified
    254Mixed Forest to Unclassified
    255Mixed Forest to Open Space Developed
    256Mixed Forest to Cultivated Land
    257Mixed Forest to Pasture/Hay
    258Mixed Forest to Grassland
    259Mixed Forest to Deciduous Forest
    260Mixed Forest to Evergreen Forest
    261Mixed Forest to Mixed Forest
    262Mixed Forest to Scrub/Shrub
    263Mixed Forest to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    264Mixed Forest to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    265Mixed Forest to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    266Mixed Forest to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    267Mixed Forest to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    268Mixed Forest to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    269Mixed Forest to Unconsolidated Shore
    270Mixed Forest to Bare Land
    271Mixed Forest to Water
    272Mixed Forest to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    273Mixed Forest to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    274Mixed Forest to Tundra
    275Mixed Forest to Snow/Ice
    276Scrub/Shrub to Unclassified
    277Scrub/Shrub to Impervious
    278Scrub/Shrub to Unclassified
    279Scrub/Shrub to Unclassified
    280Scrub/Shrub to Open Space Developed
    281Scrub/Shrub to Cultivated Land
    282Scrub/Shrub to Pasture/Hay
    283Scrub/Shrub to Grassland
    284Scrub/Shrub to Deciduous Forest
    285Scrub/Shrub to Evergreen Forest
    286Scrub/Shrub to Mixed Forest
    287Scrub/Shrub to Scrub/Shrub
    288Scrub/Shrub to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    289Scrub/Shrub to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    290Scrub/Shrub to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    291Scrub/Shrub to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    292Scrub/Shrub to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    293Scrub/Shrub to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    294Scrub/Shrub to Unconsolidated Shore
    295Scrub/Shrub to Bare Land
    296Scrub/Shrub to Water
    297Scrub/Shrub to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    298Scrub/Shrub to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    299Scrub/Shrub to Tundra
    300Scrub/Shrub to Snow/Ice
    301Palustrine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    302Palustrine Forested Wetland to Impervious
    303Palustrine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    304Palustrine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    305Palustrine Forested Wetland to Open Space Developed
    306Palustrine Forested Wetland to Cultivated Land
    307Palustrine Forested Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    308Palustrine Forested Wetland to Grassland
    309Palustrine Forested Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    310Palustrine Forested Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    311Palustrine Forested Wetland to Mixed Forest
    312Palustrine Forested Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    313Palustrine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    314Palustrine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    315Palustrine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    316Palustrine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    317Palustrine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    318Palustrine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    319Palustrine Forested Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    320Palustrine Forested Wetland to Bare Land
    321Palustrine Forested Wetland to Water
    322Palustrine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    323Palustrine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    324Palustrine Forested Wetland to Tundra
    325Palustrine Forested Wetland to Snow/Ice
    326Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    327Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Impervious
    328Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    329Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    330Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Open Space Developed
    331Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Cultivated Land
    332Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    333Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Grassland
    334Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    335Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    336Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Mixed Forest
    337Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    338Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    339Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    340Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    341Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    342Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    343Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    344Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    345Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Bare Land
    346Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Water
    347Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    348Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    349Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Tundra
    350Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Snow/Ice
    351Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    352Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Impervious
    353Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    354Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    355Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Open Space Developed
    356Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Cultivated Land
    357Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    358Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Grassland
    359Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    360Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    361Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Mixed Forest
    362Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    363Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    364Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    365Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    366Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    367Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    368Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    369Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    370Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Bare Land
    371Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Water
    372Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    373Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    374Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Tundra
    375Palustrine Emergent Wetland to Snow/Ice
    376Estuarine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    377Estuarine Forested Wetland to Impervious
    378Estuarine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    379Estuarine Forested Wetland to Unclassified
    380Estuarine Forested Wetland to Open Space Developed
    381Estuarine Forested Wetland to Cultivated Land
    382Estuarine Forested Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    383Estuarine Forested Wetland to Grassland
    384Estuarine Forested Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    385Estuarine Forested Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    386Estuarine Forested Wetland to Mixed Forest
    387Estuarine Forested Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    388Estuarine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    389Estuarine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    390Estuarine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    391Estuarine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    392Estuarine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    393Estuarine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    394Estuarine Forested Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    395Estuarine Forested Wetland to Bare Land
    396Estuarine Forested Wetland to Water
    397Estuarine Forested Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    398Estuarine Forested Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    399Estuarine Forested Wetland to Tundra
    400Estuarine Forested Wetland to Snow/Ice
    401Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    402Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Impervious
    403Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    404Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unclassified
    405Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Open Space Developed
    406Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Cultivated Land
    407Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    408Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Grassland
    409Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    410Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    411Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Mixed Forest
    412Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    413Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    414Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    415Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    416Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    417Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    418Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    419Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    420Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Bare Land
    421Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Water
    422Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    423Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    424Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Tundra
    425Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland to Snow/Ice
    426Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    427Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Impervious
    428Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    429Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Unclassified
    430Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Open Space Developed
    431Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Cultivated Land
    432Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Pasture/Hay
    433Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Grassland
    434Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Deciduous Forest
    435Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Evergreen Forest
    436Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Mixed Forest
    437Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Scrub/Shrub
    438Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    439Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    440Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    441Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    442Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    443Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    444Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Unconsolidated Shore
    445Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Bare Land
    446Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Water
    447Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    448Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    449Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Tundra
    450Estuarine Emergent Wetland to Snow/Ice
    451Unconsolidated Shore to Unclassified
    452Unconsolidated Shore to Impervious
    453Unconsolidated Shore to Unclassified
    454Unconsolidated Shore to Unclassified
    455Unconsolidated Shore to Open Space Developed
    456Unconsolidated Shore to Cultivated Land
    457Unconsolidated Shore to Pasture/Hay
    458Unconsolidated Shore to Grassland
    459Unconsolidated Shore to Deciduous Forest
    460Unconsolidated Shore to Evergreen Forest
    461Unconsolidated Shore to Mixed Forest
    462Unconsolidated Shore to Scrub/Shrub
    463Unconsolidated Shore to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    464Unconsolidated Shore to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    465Unconsolidated Shore to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    466Unconsolidated Shore to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    467Unconsolidated Shore to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    468Unconsolidated Shore to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    469Unconsolidated Shore to Unconsolidated Shore
    470Unconsolidated Shore to Bare Land
    471Unconsolidated Shore to Water
    472Unconsolidated Shore to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    473Unconsolidated Shore to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    474Unconsolidated Shore to Tundra
    475Unconsolidated Shore to Snow/Ice
    476Bare Land to Unclassified
    477Bare Land to Impervious
    478Bare Land to Unclassified
    479Bare Land to Unclassified
    480Bare Land to Open Space Developed
    481Bare Land to Cultivated Land
    482Bare Land to Pasture/Hay
    483Bare Land to Grassland
    484Bare Land to Deciduous Forest
    485Bare Land to Evergreen Forest
    486Bare Land to Mixed Forest
    487Bare Land to Scrub/Shrub
    488Bare Land to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    489Bare Land to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    490Bare Land to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    491Bare Land to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    492Bare Land to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    493Bare Land to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    494Bare Land to Unconsolidated Shore
    495Bare Land to Bare Land
    496Bare Land to Water
    497Bare Land to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    498Bare Land to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    499Bare Land to Tundra
    500Bare Land to Snow/Ice
    501Water to Unclassified
    502Water to Impervious
    503Water to Unclassified
    504Water to Unclassified
    505Water to Open Space Developed
    506Water to Cultivated Land
    507Water to Pasture/Hay
    508Water to Grassland
    509Water to Deciduous Forest
    510Water to Evergreen Forest
    511Water to Mixed Forest
    512Water to Scrub/Shrub
    513Water to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    514Water to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    515Water to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    516Water to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    517Water to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    518Water to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    519Water to Unconsolidated Shore
    520Water to Bare Land
    521Water to Water
    522Water to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    523Water to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    524Water to Tundra
    525Water to Snow/Ice
    526Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    527Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Impervious
    528Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    529Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    530Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Open Space Developed
    531Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Cultivated Land
    532Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Pasture/Hay
    533Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Grassland
    534Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Deciduous Forest
    535Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Evergreen Forest
    536Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Mixed Forest
    537Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Scrub/Shrub
    538Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    539Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    540Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    541Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    542Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    543Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    544Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Unconsolidated Shore
    545Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Bare Land
    546Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Water
    547Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    548Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    549Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Tundra
    550Palustrine Aquatic Bed to Snow/Ice
    551Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    552Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Impervious
    553Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    554Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Unclassified
    555Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Open Space Developed
    556Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Cultivated Land
    557Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Pasture/Hay
    558Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Grassland
    559Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Deciduous Forest
    560Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Evergreen Forest
    561Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Mixed Forest
    562Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Scrub/Shrub
    563Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    564Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    565Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    566Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    567Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    568Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    569Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Unconsolidated Shore
    570Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Bare Land
    571Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Water
    572Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    573Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    574Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Tundra
    575Estuarine Aquatic Bed to Snow/Ice
    576Tundra to Unclassified
    577Tundra to Impervious
    578Tundra to Unclassified
    579Tundra to Unclassified
    580Tundra to Open Space Developed
    581Tundra to Cultivated Land
    582Tundra to Pasture/Hay
    583Tundra to Grassland
    584Tundra to Deciduous Forest
    585Tundra to Evergreen Forest
    586Tundra to Mixed Forest
    587Tundra to Scrub/Shrub
    588Tundra to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    589Tundra to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    590Tundra to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    591Tundra to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    592Tundra to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    593Tundra to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    594Tundra to Unconsolidated Shore
    595Tundra to Bare Land
    596Tundra to Water
    597Tundra to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    598Tundra to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    599Tundra to Tundra
    600Tundra to Snow/Ice
    601Snow/Ice to Unclassified
    602Snow/Ice to Impervious
    603Snow/Ice to Unclassified
    604Snow/Ice to Unclassified
    605Snow/Ice to Open Space Developed
    606Snow/Ice to Cultivated Land
    607Snow/Ice to Pasture/Hay
    608Snow/Ice to Grassland
    609Snow/Ice to Deciduous Forest
    610Snow/Ice to Evergreen Forest
    611Snow/Ice to Mixed Forest
    612Snow/Ice to Scrub/Shrub
    613Snow/Ice to Palustrine Forested Wetland
    614Snow/Ice to Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    615Snow/Ice to Palustrine Emergent Wetland
    616Snow/Ice to Estuarine Forested Wetland
    617Snow/Ice to Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
    618Snow/Ice to Estuarine Emergent Wetland
    619Snow/Ice to Unconsolidated Shore
    620Snow/Ice to Bare Land
    621Snow/Ice to Water
    622Snow/Ice to Palustrine Aquatic Bed
    623Snow/Ice to Estuarine Aquatic Bed
    624Snow/Ice to Tundra
    625Snow/Ice to Snow/Ice


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?


Why was the data set created?

To improve the understanding of coastal uplands and wetlands, and their linkages with the distribution, abundance, and health of living marine resources.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    NOAA CSC (source 1 of 1)
    www.sanborn.com, Sanborn., 20100524, C-CAP United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2002-2007-Era Land Cover Change Analysis: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC), Charleston, SC.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: NOAA CSC

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 24-May-2010 (process 1 of 2)
    Process_DescriptionThis dataset was created by Sanborn.This dataset contains the classifications of 2002-era imagery and 2007-era imagery. It is used for change analysis between these years. Theattributes include a from-to change description category. There are481 classes corresponding to the 481 possible from-to change combinations.In this section of the metadata, the 2002-era classificationprocedure is described, then the 2007-era change detection classification procedure isdescribed. Finally in the post-processing section, the process of combiningthe maps to generate a spatial matrix of change is discussed.Early Date (2002-era) Classification:This section outlines the classification procedure for the U.S. Virgin Islands C-CAP product.The Quickbird image tiles utilized for this project were provided by Digital Globe as orthorectifed,georeferenced products and were consistent with the quoted 1:12000 spatial accuracy. In conjunction with theQuickbird, Sanborn used LiDAR collected in 2007 for the island. Training data was collected in thefield between May 31th and June 5th, 2009. Land cover observations were recorded by analysts. Thereferenced dataset went through a QA/QC procedure to ensure it met accuracy standards. Image segmentationwas completed at multiple scales using the multispectral (2.4 m) imagery in order to group like spectraland textural objects within the imagery. For consistency, the associated impervious data set was incorporatedinto the segmentation layer as a boundary delimiter. Segments can share boundaries of an impervious surface,but can never overlap an impervious surface. Image segments are classified using a decision tree classifierin See5 software and an iterative nearest neighbor classifier in Definiens software. Nearest neighbortraining data is collected through field observations, and analyst photo interpretation/selection.Models are built to refine or reclassify land cover areas by utilizing the wealth of attribute informationlinked to each segment within Definiens. As with any automated or semi-automated land cover classificationthere are often inconsistencies in the land cover map. The final step before map finalization was to removeinaccuracies through manual segment labeling as interpreted by an analyst. Sanborn used independentreviewer's comments to further refine the land cover map.Attributes for this product are as follows:0 Background1 Unclassified2 Impervious345 Developed, Open Space6 Cultivated Crops7 Pasture/Hay8 Grassland/Herbaceous9 Deciduous Forest10 Evergreen Forest11 Mixed Forest12 Scrub/Shrub13 Palustrine Forested Wetland14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland16 Estuarine Forested Wetland17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland19 Unconsolidated Shore20 Bare Land21 Open Water22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed23 Estuarine Aquatic Bed24 Tundra25 Snow/IceAncillary Datasets:Non-Quickbird image datasets used are LiDAR (2 foot point spacing density), DCM (Digital Canopy Model derived from LiDAR),slope, aspect, NWI, NLCD, field-collected points, photo-interpreted points.QA/QC Process:There were several QA/QC steps involved in the creation of this product. There was an internal QA/QC.This was done by viewing the classification frame-by-frame along with the Quickbird imagery, theclassification, and high resolution reference imagery. NOAA staff completed a similar review andprovided both general and point comments.Late Date (2007-era) Classification:Pre-processing steps:The ADS40 was provided to Sanborn as a geo-referenced product. Sanborn perfomed a qualitycontrol on the imagery to check for pixel dropouts and other image issues. Individual image tiles werecombined to create a single image for the entire island. The early date (2002-era) classification wascreated first using satellite data because at the time it was the most recent, cloud free imageryavailable. The late date (2007-era) ADS40 became available shortly after the early date classificationwas completed. The ADS40 imagery was found to have ortho-rectification accuracy. The 2002-era classificationsand imagery were geo-rectified to co-register with the ADS40 imagery.Change Detection:Once the images were aligned, the next step was todetermine the areas of change between the 2002 and 2007-era data. Since the2002-era classification was already complete, it is only necessary to classifythe areas of change to create a 2007-era classification of the same specifications.The 2007 ADS40 imagery was segmented with the 2002 land cover classification as a hard boundarydelimter. Logical rulesets and thresholding based on the spectral properties of the imageryand the early date classification were used to generate a mask of potential change. The changemask was incorporated into the early date classification to create the draft late date classification.This map was further revised with rulesets and thresholding. The final step before map finalization wasto remove inaccuracies through manual segment labeling as interpreted by an analyst. Sanbornused independent reviewer's comments to further refine the land cover map.Post-Processing Steps:A GIS matrix algorithm was run with 2002 and 2007 datasets as inputs. The algorithm generatesa from-to file where each combination is uniquely labeled from 1 to 481.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)
    Attn: CRS (Coastal Remote Sensing) Program Manager
    CRS Program Manager
    2234 S. Hobson Ave.
    Charleston, SC 29405
    USA

    843-740-1210 (voice)
    843-740-1224 (FAX)
    clearinghouse@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. EST. M-F
    Date: 24-May-2010 (process 2 of 2)
    Metadata imported

    Person who carried out this activity:

    NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)
    CRS Program Manager
    2234 S. Hobson Ave.
    Charleston, SC 29405
    USA

    843-740-1210 (voice)
    843-740-1224 (FAX)
    csc@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Attribute_Accuracy_Report

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    12 meters CE90

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    There was no terrain correction in the geo-referencingprocedure.

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Data does not exist for all classes.Many classes of from-to change never occurred in St. Croix.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Tests for logical consistency indicate that all row and columnpositions in the selected latitude/longitude window contain data.Conversion and integration with vector files indicates that allpositions are consistent with earth coordinates covering the samearea. Attribute files are logically consistent.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have beenmade to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable withinthe state of the art, NOAA, cannot assume liability for anydamages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in thedata, or as a result of the data to be used on a particularsystem. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor doesthe fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    NOAA Coastal Services Center
    Attn: Clearinghouse Manager
    Clearinghouse Manager
    2234 South Hobson Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29405-2413
    USA

    (843)740-1210 (voice)
    (843)740-1224 (FAX)
    clearinghouse@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8-5 EST
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 11-Jun-2013
Metadata author:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
Attn: Metadata Specialist
Metadata Specialist
2234 S Hobson Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405
USA

843-740-1210 (voice)
843-740-1224 (FAX)
csc@noaa.gov

Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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