1976-2005 Official USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: 1976-2005 Official USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This data set represents the Approved USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the 1976-2005 period in shapefile format. The data set was created by assembling high quality station data of 30-year mean annual extreme minimum temperatures, quality control checks of the station data, interpolation of that data using the PRISM modeling system, and conversion of model output to plant hardiness zones.
Purpose:
Develop an approved, updated USDA-ARS Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) with a goal of meeting modern standards of geostatistical analysis and data resolution.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1976
Ending_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 172.395828
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 230.104159
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.479166
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.187500
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: vegetation index
Theme_Keyword: minimum temperature
Access_Constraints: Access pursuant to license agreement.
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of the following agencies in products derived from these data: The PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Polygon topology exists
Completeness_Report: Completed
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Create a spatial grid of 30-year mean annual extreme minimum temperature from station observations using the PRISM modeling system at Oregon State University.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Reclassify the temperatures into integer values representing plant hardiness zones.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Add description for each reclassed zone that describes the zone and temperature range encompassed within that zone.
Process_Date: 2009

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0208333333333
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0208333333333
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: plant_hardiness
Entity_Type_Definition: Plant hardiness zone values
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USDA-ARS
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: ID
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: GRIDCODE
Attribute_Definition:
Reclassification of temperatures into continuous range of plant hardiness zones
Attribute_Definition_Source: PRISM Climate Group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZONE
Attribute_Definition:
Assignment of GRIDCODE to actual plant hardiness zones with descriptions
Attribute_Definition_Source: PRISM Climate Group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text description of zones assigned from GRIDCODE

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Climate Source, Inc.
Contact_Person: Danny Shapiro
Contact_Position: Director of Sales and Marketing
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 922 NW Circle Blvd., Ste 160, PMB #222
City: Corvallis
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97330-1410
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-231-3436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@climatesource.com
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This digital data set publication was prepared by the PRISM Climate Group. Neither the PRISM Climate Group nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or This is a license agreement and not an agreement for sale. This agreement between the end user (Licensee) and The Climate Source (TCS) grants certain limited rights to use proprietary climate data (the Database) distributed by TCS. All rights not specifically granted in this agreement are reserved to TCS. Licensee acknowledges that the Database may contain some defects, errors, or inconsistencies. TCS does not warrant that the Database will meet the needs of the Licensee or that all defects can or will be corrected. TCS assumes no responsibility for decisions, judgments, or analyses which are based in any way on the Database.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Zip file. Shape file
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions:
Provided at time of order

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20091026
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The PRISM Climate Group
Contact_Person: Wayne Gibson
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Oregon State University
Address: 2001 Kelley Engineering Center
City: Corvallis
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97331
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-737-2531
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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