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Historical GIS Data for Prospect Hill Tract at Harvard Forest 1733-1986

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  • Lead: David Foster, Emery Boose
  • Investigators: Ann Lezberg
  • Contact: Information Manager
  • Start date: 1733
  • End date: 1986
  • Status: completed
  • Location: Prospect Hill Tract (Harvard Forest)
  • Latitude: +42.53 to +42.55
  • Longitude: -72.20 to -72.17
  • Elevation: 280 to 420 meter
  • Taxa:
  • Release date: 1999
  • Revisions:
  • EML file: knb-lter-hfr.55.16
  • DOI: digital object identifier
  • EDI: data package
  • DataONE: data package
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  • Study type: historical
  • Research topic: historical and retrospective studies
  • LTER core area: disturbance
  • Keywords: digital elevation model, geographic information systems, land use, soil, species composition
  • Abstract:

    This dataset contains elevation, 1986 forest type, land-use history, and soils maps for the Prospect Hill Tract, digitized from paper maps in the Harvard Forest Archives. File format = Idrisi 4.1 binary. Resolution = 10m x 10m. Coordinates = UTM zone 18. Datum = 1927 North American. This dataset has been replaced with a new vector series for the entire Harvard Forest (see HF110).

  • Methods:

    See the accompanying Readme file for a list of the raster and vector GIS files contained in this dataset.

  • Use:

    This dataset is released to the public under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 (No Rights Reserved). Please keep the dataset creators informed of any plans to use the dataset. Consultation with the original investigators is strongly encouraged. Publications and data products that make use of the dataset should include proper acknowledgement.

  • Citation:

    Foster D, Boose E. 1999. Historical GIS Data for Prospect Hill Tract at Harvard Forest 1733-1986. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF055 (v.16). Environmental Data Initiative:

Detailed Metadata

HF055-01: Prospect Hill Tract GIS

  • Compression: zip
  • Format: Idrisi raster, text
  • Type: raster GIS