LANDFIRE (LF) would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who has contributed data.
LF relies on user contributed plot data for training sites in mapping processes. All acceptable plot data will be converted and archived in the LANDFIRE Reference Database (LFRDB) for evaluation and potential use in future mapping needs.
Plot data is a secondary focus for this data call. The official LF 2015 remap data submission deadline passed, however, please feel free to submit your plot data. LF will incorporate additional data as time and production schedules allow or they will be archived for future evaluation.
Plot Coverage: LF National Existing Vegetation Type (EVT) plot location map shows where vegetation plot data had limited distribution. LF National plot count by EVT highlights EVTs that had limited vegetation plot data.
Ultimately, additional plot data from ALL sectors of the country for ALL vegetation types will enhance LF products.
|LF Plot Data Attributes|
|Category||Possible Plot Attributes|
|Sampling Unit||XY coordinates|
|Vegetation||Cover type and/or potential vegetation type|
|Full or partial list of plant taxa with estimates of canopy cover and height|
|Measurements of individual trees can include diameter, height, crown base height, crown ratio, crown class, or density|
|Fuel||Counts or biomass measures of fine and coarse woody material|
|Depth or biomass measures of litter and duff layers|
|Biomass measures of live and dead shrub or herbaceous material|
The LFRDB consists of plot data that:
LF Reference Data Requirements provides more information on plot data needs.
Refer to Plot Data Processing on LFRDB methods.
New and Improved LF Auto-Keys: LF is gearing up for LF remap - learn about the redesign of the Auto-Keys process, which is used to determine existing vegetation type classification based on plot data in the LFRDB — Developing Auto-Keys for LF Vegetation Mapping: 2014-2015 CONUS Project Report
For data submission, questions, or you are aware of other data sources, contact:
LANDFIRE Reference Data Administrator