Palau historical vegetation cover

Research Data Publication File Index

File Folder Description
_metadata_RDS-2022-0020.html   Metadata file in HTML format containing a description of the content, quality, and other characteristics of the data.
_metadata_RDS-2022-0020.xml   Metadata file in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format containing a description of the content, quality, and other characteristics of the data.
UserGuide_RDS-2022-0020.pdf   Portable Document Format (PDF) file containing a complete description of the geodatabases and rasters included in this publication, which includes specific details about each of the attributes within the feature classes.
1921TopoVeg.gdb; 1921TopoVeg.gpkg \Data Esri ArcGIS file geodatabase (GDB) and Geopackage (GPKG) containing vector polygons of digitized land cover classes from a 1921 map of Babeldaob Island, Palau. Additionally, the original georeferenced map as a geodatabase raster is included.
1954TopoVeg.gdb; 1954TopVeg.gpkg \Data GDB and GPKG containing vector polygons of digitized land cover classes from a 1954 topographic map of Babeldaob Island, Palau. Additionally, a geodatabase raster of the original topographic georeferenced map and a geodatabase raster of only the land area within the topographic map are included.
1976VegClasses.gdb; 1976VegClasses.gpkg \Data GDB and GPKG containing vector polygons of digitized land cover classes from a 1976 vegetation map derived from black and white aerial photographs of Babeldaob Island, Palau. Additionally, a vector polygon boundary file and ground truth point data are included.
1992AerialsGeodatabase.gdb; 1992AerialsGeodatabase.gpkg \Data GDB and GPKG containing vector polygons of digitized land cover classes from a 1992 aerial photo survey of Babeldaob Island, Palau. Vector polylines of roads and the coastline are also included.
2006VegClasses.gdb; 2006VegClasses.gpkg \Data GDB and GPKG containing vector polygons of digitized land cover classes from 2003-2006 Quickbird satellite imagery of Babeldaob Island, Palau.
Roads.gdb; Roads.gpkg \Data GDB and GPKG containing vector polylines of roads for Babeldaob Island, Palau. A vector polygon of a road buffer used to analyze vegetation change is also included.
2006_qb_classification.tif \Data GeoTIFF (TIF) raster file (and associated files) containing a supervised classification of mosaiced 2003-2006 Quickbird satellite imagery of Babeldaob Island, Palau.
2014WV2_classification.img \Data ERDAS IMAGINE (IMG) georeferenced raster file (and associated files) containing a supervised classification of 2014 WorldView2 satellite imagery of Babeldaob Island, Palau.
landsat_ke_classification.img \Data IMG georeferenced raster file (and associated files) containing a supervised classification of 1999-2002 LandSat satellite imagery of Babeldaob Island, Palau.
LandCoverCode_Definition_Guide.pdf \Supplements Portable Document Format (PDF) file that contains land cover attribute code definitions for data files included in this package.
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