LaSuerteTrails (vers1, Jan 28th 2011)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Andrew Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann et al.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: LaSuerteTrails (vers1, Jan 28th 2011)
Edition: 1
Online_Linkage: see Maderas Rainforest Conservancy website
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This data set presents the best publicly available digital GIS (Geographic Information System) trailsystem map for the La Suerte Biological Field school Fieldsite, Costa Rica, of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy. It is part of the digital research infrastructure and covers a tropical low elevation rainforest pocket near Primavera village (Cariari region) northeast of Costa Rica, Central America. Thie map is produced in ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and data were collected in the field during a field school by students with a handheld etrex Garmin GPS in decimal degrees, latitude longitude WGS84. This dataset has an accuracy of +- 10 meters and is available for further ground-truthing, extension and improvement. The dataset consists mainly of a line shapefile with an attribute table, but several waypoints were also collected. The data set can also be obtained as a jpg.
Purpose:
Create a publicly available digital trail map for field courses, students and other users of the La Suerte field site of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, located near the Primavera village (Cariari region) northeast of Costa Rica, Central America. This map is part of the free-of-charge digital research infrastructure for students and investigators working at the fieldschool and in Costa Rica.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110110
Currentness_Reference: observed
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.789202
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.780049
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.450880
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.433249
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 31
Altitude_Maximum: 181
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
La Suerte field site of Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, located near Primavera village (Cariari region) northeast of Costa Rica, Central America.
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: La Suerte
Theme_Keyword: Low elevation tropical rainforest
Theme_Keyword: Costa Rica
Theme_Keyword: Trail Map
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: ArcGIS
Theme_Keyword: shapefile
Theme_Keyword: waypoints
Theme_Keyword: GPS
Theme_Keyword: GARMIN GPS
Theme_Keyword: etrex GPS
Theme_Keyword: Fieldschool
Theme_Keyword: Digital Infrastructure
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: La Suerte
Place_Keyword: Primavera village
Place_Keyword: Costa Rica
Place_Keyword: Central America
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Access_Constraints: None, suggest to contact authors for best use of this product
Use_Constraints:
Accuracy is +- 10 meters. This dataset is version1 and NOT meant to be used for navigational purposes. Suggest to contact authors for best use of this product
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: Try to contact via email, phone or regular mail.
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: trail map as jpg format
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: This trail map in arcGIS exists as a jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Earlier map versions exist, including work by Falk Huettmann. Here we used the hardcopy one by Bernado Urbani, Franco Urbani, Jonathan Mesen Rui from Jan-Feb 2008 (for Small Forest), and Paul Garber et al (Large Forest), and which was re-digitized by us for a consistent product in a good and accessible format.
Originator: A similar map exist for the Ometepe fieldsite in Costa Rica.
Originator:
Other map products were produced by students of this class for a spatial inventory of Blue Morpho, reptiles and amphibians, some monkeys and big trees.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Edition: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: EWHALE lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks UAF
Publisher: A. Baltensperger, F. Huettmann
Other_Citation_Details:
This mapping work was made possible by the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
Online_Linkage: See Maderas Rainforest Conservancy website for more details.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Data_Set_Credit:
Fieldschool of Ometepe and La Suerte, Dec 27th 2010 til 17th Jan 2011. Second teaching assstant Kerin Bentley and students Mark Spangler, Alex Gassner and Lindsay Mundogo helped to create these data.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: na
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: na
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: ArcGIS 9.3
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions: see ESRI website for details
Tool_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_Instructions: see ESRI website

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Data are accurate within +- 10 meters
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data are consistent, no inconsistencies are known to us; all trails have been covered and similar GPS systems have been used.
Completeness_Report: Data are complete, all trails known to us are covered.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
+- 10 meter accuracy. This accuracy is based on the usual handheld GARMIN etrex performance
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Data got collected in the field by walking trails and clicking waypoints and with the tracking function. We followed the existing trail system in Dec 2010 and January 2011. Data were downloaded into ArcGIS using the DNRGarmin software and the GarminGPS Mapsource for a check.

Earlier map versions exist, including work by Falk Huettmann. Here we used the hardcopy one by Bernado Urbani, Franco Urbani, Jonathan Mesen Rui from Jan-Feb 2008, and Paul Garber, and which was re-digitized by us for a baseline comparison.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data got imported into ArcGIS 9.3 and cleaned in ArcEditor for a consistent trail map, matching digitized trail maps from the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy and our own experience. The final product exist as shapefile and also as a jpg.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\My Documents\Central America maps\LaSuerte\TrailsGPSLaSuerteMetadata_FH1.xml
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Position: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Contact_Address:
Address: 419 Irving I
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: Try email, phone or regular mail.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\TrailsGPSLaSuerteMetadata_FH4.xml
Process_Date: 20110121
Process_Time: 15304500
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Andy\Central America maps\LaSuerte\LaSuerteTrails
Process_Date: 20110121
Process_Time: 15432100

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Existing trail map from Maderas Rainforest Conservancy ( Bernardo Urbani et al. and Paul Garber's and his student's work).
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 198

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: LaSuerteTrails
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile columns
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Andrew Baltensperger and Falk Huettmann
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IDENT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Decimal degrees, as provided by Garmin GPS (N + is North)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andrew Baltensperger and Falk Huettmann
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG
Attribute_Definition:
Decimal degrees as provided by Garmin GPS (West is + Western longitude)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andrew Baltensperger and Falk Huettmann
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALTITUDE

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Position: Univeristy of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology
Address: Biology & Wildlife Department
Address: University of Alaska
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions:
Try to contact via email, phone or regular mail. The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy maintains a copy f this data set on its website and can be contacted also.
Distribution_Liability: None, use at own risk.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Transfer_Size: 1
Format_Version_Date: 20110107
Format_Specification: ESRI shapefile or jpg
File_Decompression_Technique: zip compression
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: email
Access_Instructions: email attachment, e.g. zip file
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC IBM
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: email or website download is possible.
Turnaround: As fast as authors can do, delays possible.
Resource_Description:
Shapefiles or jpgs of the trail system of Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, near San Ramon village, located at the foothill of Maderas vulcanoe.
Technical_Prerequisites: PC IBM, ArcGS 93, or compatible

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110121
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position: University of Alaska
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology
Address: Biology & Wildlife Department
Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: Contact via email, phone or regular mail.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/NPS_Profile.xml>
Profile_Name: NPS NR and GIS Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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