Land Use: Camp Ripley and Beltrami Island State Forest, Minnesota

This page last updated: 04/11/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Abstract This data set covers two areas of Minnesota that had not been included in other recent land use inventories. Camp Ripley is a military reservation in northern Morrison County in the central part of the state, and Beltrami Island State Forest is in southeastern Roseau County in the northwestern part of the state. Classification was done using multi-temporal interpretation of Landsat TM imagery from 1992-3 and 1996. The classification scheme matches that used for the Land Use: Minnesota Forest Areas data set.
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Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference The following image dates and bands of Landsat TM imagery were used for the Camp Ripley portion:

8/23/96 - 6 bands
4/25/93 - bands 3, 4, 5
10/2/93 - bands 3, 4, 5

The following image dates and bands of Landsat TM imagery were used for the Beltrami Island State Forest portion:

8/30/96 - 6 bands
5/15/92 - bands 3, 4, 5
9/4/92 - bands 3, 4, 5
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Two ARC/INFO export (coverage) files: riplcpy3.e00 (Camp Ripley land use) and roslcpy3.e00 (Beltrami Island State Forest land use)
- Documentation (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above. You can then delete files that you do not need, if any.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

Full Metadata

Land Use: Camp Ripley and Beltrami Island State Forest, Minnesota

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title Land Use: Camp Ripley and Beltrami Island State Forest, Minnesota
Abstract This data set covers two areas of Minnesota that had not been included in other recent land use inventories. Camp Ripley is a military reservation in northern Morrison County in the central part of the state, and Beltrami Island State Forest is in southeastern Roseau County in the northwestern part of the state. Classification was done using multi-temporal interpretation of Landsat TM imagery from 1992-3 and 1996. The classification scheme matches that used for the Land Use: Minnesota Forest Areas data set.
Purpose This data set was created in order to complete a statewide view of Minnesota land use in the early-mid 1990's. It can be used for any general analysis that can be supported by the 30 meter by 30 meter cell size resolution.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference The following image dates and bands of Landsat TM imagery were used for the Camp Ripley portion:

8/23/96 - 6 bands
4/25/93 - bands 3, 4, 5
10/2/93 - bands 3, 4, 5

The following image dates and bands of Landsat TM imagery were used for the Beltrami Island State Forest portion:

8/30/96 - 6 bands
5/15/92 - bands 3, 4, 5
9/4/92 - bands 3, 4, 5
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Camp Ripley (Morrison Co.) and Beltrami Island State Forest (Roseau Co.).
Bounding Coordinates -95.57
-94.33
48.80
46.07
Place Keywords Camp Ripley, Morrison County, Beltrami Island State Forest, Roseau County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, Land Cover, Land Use, Vegetation Cover
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Contact Person Information Tim Loesch, GIS Applications Programmer
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-0654
FAX: (651) 296-4946
E-mail: tim.loesch@dnr.state.mn.us
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets Land Use - Minnesota, Agricultural and Transition Areas
This data set uses a 17-category classification scheme. It covers 63 counties in the western and southern parts of the state, including the portions of Roseau and Morrison Counties not contained in the Camp Ripley / Beltrami Island State Forest data set. See: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/luse89.html

Land Use - Minnesota Forested Area
The Manitoba Remote Sensing Centre interpreted Landsat TM imagery to create a land use data set for the following predominantly forested counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis, and Wadena. See: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/mrsc_lu.html

2000 Generalized Land Use for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
This data set encompasses the seven county Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) Metropolitan Area in Minnesota. See: http://www.datafinder.org/metadata/landuse_2000.htm Also, Generalized Land Use - Historical 1984, 1990, 1997 and 2000: http://www.datafinder.org/metadata/landuse_hist.htm

Clearwater and Beltrami Counties Land Use
See: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/bsuluse.html

Minnesota Land Use and Cover: 1990's Census of the Land
This data set integrates six different source data sets to provide a simplified 8-category overall view of Minnesota's land use / cover. See: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/luse8.html

Minnesota Land Use / Land Cover 1969
This data set contains 9 land use/cover classes interpreted from high altitude aerial photography. See http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/luse69.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Unknown. No formal statistical tests have been performed.

Note on Category 14 'Young Forest / Regeneration': Several Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff spot field checked the category of 'young forest/regeneration' against their forest inventory data for some areas covered by the Land Use: Minnesota Forested Areas data set (from which this land use category was taken). Their suggested rewording for the definition of this class is under review:

'This class is made up of areas that have a good likelihood of being young forest which were replanted or naturally regenerated since 1970. It includes lands that were commercially logged or affected by catastrophic events, primarily fire and wind damage.

Caution: Two significant sources of classification confusion exist that result in older forest being classed as young. (1) One source of confusion results because stands having very good conditions for regrowth (measured by site index) mature faster than stands with poor regrowth conditions. The result is older stands with a low site index look very much like younger stands having a higher site index. (2) A second source of confusion is caused by some misclassified mature hardwoods that are found in this category, possibly misclassified because the crown cover is similar to the dense cover such as that which exists in a regenerating aspen stand.'
Logical Consistency Data are stored within a valid ERDAS data structure.
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown. The 30 meter source imagery sampling size automatically introduces a potential offset of this amount. Georegistration processes would likely introduce an additional 30-60 meters offset. Individual area feature boundaries may exhibit additional offsets of up to 1/2 pixel (15 meters) based on theoretical limitations in image sampling devices. Additional offsets may be present due to a lack of boundary clarity between some classes, edge pixel effects, and image post-processing (smoothing) effects.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable.
Lineage Data Sources:

Twelve bands of TM imagery were used for each of the two areas of the data set:

Camp Ripley portion:
8/23/96 - 6 bands
4/25/93 - bands 3, 4, 5
10/2/93 - bands 3, 4, 5

Beltrami Island State Forest portion:
8/30/96 - 6 bands
5/15/92 - bands 3, 4, 5
9/4/92 - bands 3, 4, 5

Processing Steps:

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Resource Assessment and Inventory Unit (part of the Forest Resource Management Section, part of the Division of Forestry) used ERDAS image processing software to do the processing.

The classification scheme for both areas was based on guided clustering, which is a mix of supervised and unsupervised techniques. It is a multi-temporal classification technique that mixes bands of differing dates during the initial statistical signature analysis. It essentially starts with DNR Cooperative Stand Assessment inventory cover type polygons that have been reclassified from CSA cover types to classes that were used in the Minnesota Land Use: Forested Areas data set. Then the pixels for those CSA stands were classified with unsupervised techniques and the resulting signatures were analyzed to develop class signatures that were then used to classify the image.

The files were converted to ARC/INFO GRID format and then to ARC/INFO coverage format by DNR's Management Information Services Bureau.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ERDAS
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data None
Spatial Object Type Raster
Vendor Specific Object Types Cell
Tiling Scheme None
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Cell Width 30
Cell Height 30
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview 1 - Cultivated Land
Includes those areas under intensive cropping or rotation, including fallow fields. Fields seeded to forage or cover crops are included. The fields exhibit linear or other patterns associated with current or recent tillage.

2 - Deciduous Forest
Includes areas with at least two-thirds or more of the total canopy cover composed of predominantly woody deciduous species. It may contain coniferous species but is dominated by deciduous species. It includes woodlots, shelter belts, and plantations.

3 - Water
Includes permanent water bodies such as lakes, rivers, reservoirs, stock ponds, ditches, and permanent and intermittently exposed palustrine open water areas where photo evidence indicates that the area is covered by water the majority of the time.

4 - Grassland
Includes areas covered by grasslands and herbaceous plants. May contain up to one third shrubs and/or tree cover. Areas may be small to extensive and range from regular to irregular in shape. These areas are often found between agricultural land and more heavily wooded areas, along right-of-ways and drains. Some areas may be used as pastures and be mowed or grazed, and may range in appearance from very smooth to quite mottled. Included are fields which show evidence of past tillage but now appear to be abandoned and grown to native vegetation or planted to a cover crop.

5 - Mixed Forest
Areas of forest where the canopy is composed of approximately equal amounts of deciduous and coniferous species.

6 - Wetlands: Marsh and Fens
Grassy, wet areas with standing or slowly moving water. Vegetation consists of grass and sedge sods, and common hydrophytic vegetation such as cattail and rushes. Areas are often interspersed with channels or pools of open water.

7 - Wetlands: Bogs
Peat covered or peat filled depressions with a high water table. The bogs are covered with a carpet of sphagnum and ericaceous shrubs and may be treeless or tree covered with black spruce and/or tamarack.

8 - Farmsteads and Rural Residences
Farmsteads include farmhouse and adjoining farmyard area. Includes machinery storage buildings, grain storage buildings, corrals, livestock holding and feeding areas directly associated with farmyard area.

9 - Coniferous Forest
Includes areas with at least two thirds or more of the total canopy composed of predominantly woody coniferous species. It may contain deciduous species but is dominated by coniferous species. It includes woodlots, shelter belts, and plantations.

10 - Other Rural Developments
Includes commercial and industrial, cultural and recreational, and agricultural developments not associated with urban areas.

Commercial/industrial developments include substations, communications facilities, power plants, private airstrips, landfills, storage maintenance yards, businesses, factories, lumber mills, commercial livestock/poultry/grain operations.

Cultural/recreational developments include built-up facilities and service areas associated with parks, rest areas, campgrounds, and golf courses. Includes churches, cemeteries, community halls, and rural schools.

Agricultural developments include agricultural facilities not directly associated with farmsteads. Includes machine and grain storage areas, barns and corrals, and isolated buildings and farmsteads that no longer have apparent road access.

11 - Shrubby Grassland
This class includes a combination of grass, shrubs, and trees in which deciduous and/or coniferous treed cover comprises from one third to two thirds of the area, and/or the shrub cover comprises more than one third of the area. This complex is often found adjacent to grassland or forested areas, but may be found alone. These areas are often irregular in shape and vary greatly in size.

12 - Gravel Pits and Open Mines
Areas are stripped of top soil revealing exposed substrate such as sand/gravel. Included are gravel quarry operations, mine tailings, burrow pits, and rock quarries. Natural beaches/sand dunes are included.

13 - Urban/Industrial
Cities, towns, villages with place names. Also includes commercial, industrial or urban developments included within or directly associated with an urban area such as manufacturing or processing plants, power plants, airports, and waste treatment plants.

Rural residences and rural residential complexes include all other non-urban residences including associated structures such as garages, sheds, and associated landscaped area. This category includes residences in close proximity with no distinguishable, intervening, non-residential features.

14 - Regeneration/Young Forest
Areas where commercial timber has been completely or partially removed by logging; management activities whose goal is to enhance timber productivity and/or wildlife habitat and to provide age class and species diversity; and catastrophic events, primarily fire and wind damage. These activities have taken place in the last 15 years. Almost all of these areas have been replanted or naturally regenerated into young trees.

NOTE: see Attribute Accuracy element for additional discussion of this definition.

15 - Bare Rock
Includes areas of rock outcrops that lack appreciable soil development or vegetation cover.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation None
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader
Data Distribution and Coordination Specialist
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
658 Cedar Street, 300 Centennial Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2499
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier ripbisf
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Transfer Format Name ARC/INFO export (coverage)
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 3.6 megabytes
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Two ARC/INFO export (coverage) files: riplcpy3.e00 (Camp Ripley land use) and roslcpy3.e00 (Beltrami Island State Forest land use)
- Documentation (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above. You can then delete files that you do not need, if any.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, Data Distribution and Coordination Specialist
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
658 Cedar Street, 300 Centennial Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-2499
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


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