Cornell University Campus Tree Inventory (Shapefile : 2012)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Cornell University Campus Tree Inventory (Shapefile : 2012)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=8155
Description:
Abstract: This point dataset represents trees on the Cornell University main campus in Ithaca, New York.
Purpose: The dataset provides an inventory of trees in the non-natural areas of the main Cornell Campus. This inventory can be used to support studies of species diversity, tree size and health, risks of invasive pests, and carbon sequestration.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2012
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.490495
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.455106
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.460203
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.432976
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: trees
Theme_Keyword: tree inventory
Theme_Keyword: urban forestry
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: Cornell University
Place_Keyword: Ithaca (N.Y.)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Contact_Person: David Cutter
Contact_Position: Campus Landscape Architect
                
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 102 Humphreys Service Building
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-2668
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dmc86@cornell.edu

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: All point data are represented by coordinate pairs.
Completeness_Report: The tree inventory covers the main area of the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. It omits natural areas, areas maintained by the City of Ithaca, and the Cornell Plantations' Botanical Garden and Arboretum.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Most locations were collected with a consumer-grade GPS unit (3-5m accuracy), and rectified to 2007 orthoimagery (4ft accuracy). In isolated GPS "dead zones", locations were sketched on a map and later rectified to orthoimagery. All final tree locations are estimated to be at least within 3m accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NYS Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Tompkins County 6-inch Resolution Natural Color Ortho-imagery JP2
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200705
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NYS Orthophotos
Source_Contribution: Aerial imagery used to rectify tree locations.
            
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Tree locations were collected using a Garmin 60CSx handheld GPS unit, and rectified to the 2007 Tompkins County NYS Orthophotos. In areas lacking a clear GPS signal ("dead zone"), locations were sketched on paper maps and later digitized and rectified to the NYS Orthophotos. Some trees had already been inventoried in prior surveys, and were re-inventoried and checked for accuracy. (Information from prior surveys may be found in the comments fields.)
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NYS Orthophotos
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Tree removals, missing trees, and new plantings were surveyed. Records for removed and missing trees were moved to a separate shapefile, and are no longer found in the main shapefile.
Process_Date: 2012
    

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7901

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CornellTree
Entity_Type_Definition: Trees on the Cornell University campus
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TreeID
Attribute_Definition: Tree ID number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Botanic
Attribute_Definition: Botanical (scientific) name of the tree
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Common
Attribute_Definition: Common name of the tree
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Genus
Attribute_Definition: Genus of the tree
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpCode
Attribute_Definition: Species Code, usually from UFORE, but also from the USDA PLANTS Database where necessary
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UFORE and USDA PLANTS Database
Codeset_Source: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/ufore/ or http://plants.usda.gov/
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DBH
Attribute_Definition: Diameter at Breast Height, in inches
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: unbounded
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comment
Attribute_Definition: Comment, often specifying a sub-species variety, or previous survey information
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comment2
Attribute_Definition: Secondary comment
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SurveyDate
Attribute_Definition: Date the tree was surveyed
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text string (date format varies)
    

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
                            
Fees: None
    

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130402
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130402
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Albert R. Mann Library
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time