Madagascar Remaining Primary Vegetation Classified by the Underlying Geology

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Justin Moat, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Originator: David Du Puy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Publication_Date: 19971215
Title:
Madagascar Remaining Primary Vegetation Classified by the Underlying Geology
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: London
Publisher: Justin Moat and David Du Puy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Online_Linkage: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Justin Moat and David Du Puy, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.
Publication_Date: 19970000
Title: Malagasy Plant Diversity Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: London
Publisher: Justin Moat and David Du Puy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Other_Citation_Details:
Du Puy, D.J and Moat, J.F. (1998, in press). Vegetation Mapping and Classification in Madagascar (using GIS): Implications and Recommendations for the Conservation of Biodiversity. In: Cutler, D.F., Huxley, C.R. & Lock, J.M. (Eds.), The ecology, chorology and taxonomy of the African and Madagascan floras -  Proceedings of the Frank White Memorial Symposium. Kew Bulletin Additional Series. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Du Puy, D.J and Moat, J.F. (1997). Using GIS for vegetation mapping and conservation planning in Madagascar. In: Plant Talk (Plant Conservation Worldwide), (Issue 11 - October 1997), p 24. The Botanical Information Company Ltd, UK.

Du Puy, D.J. and Moat, J. (1996). A refined classification of the primary vegetation of Madagascar based on the underlying geology: using GIS to map its distribution and to assess its conservation status. In: W.R. Lourenço (editor). Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biogeography of Madagascar, pp. 205--218, + 3 maps. Editions de l’ORSTOM, Paris.

Online_Linkage: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk
Description:
Abstract:
‘Remaining Primary Vegetation, classified by the Underlying Geology’ was produced by overlaying the map of ‘Remaining Primary Vegetation’ (derived from satellite imagery) on a map of ‘Simplified Geology’. This map provides new insights into the patterns of distributions of plant species, and the various types of vegetation, especially in western and southern Madagascar where the geology varies substantially.
Purpose:
This data were produced to be used for a rapid biodiveristy assessement for Madagascar. It was used in conjuction 'Protected Areas of Madagascar'.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 1979
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.2187
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.4821
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -11.9365
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -25.6089
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Madagascar
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation patterns
Theme_Keyword: Biodiveristy
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Rock Types
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Madagascar
Place_Keyword: Africa
Place_Keyword: Island
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Non-profit/Research
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Contact_Person: Justin Moat
Contact_Position: GIS Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Herbarium, Kew Green
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Surrey
Postal_Code: TW 3AB
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5237
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5278
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: J.Moat@rbgkew.org.uk
Hours_of_Service: 10 am - 4 pm
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: v_g_lar.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Full image of the combined map (large file)
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: v_g_med.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Medium Size image of the final Map
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: v_g_thb.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Thumb Nail of the final Map
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ArcView version 3.0a veggeol.shp Windows 95 veggeol.dbf veggeol.shx veggeol.avl (legend ArcView)

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
See: REMAINING PRIMARY VEGETATION MAP OF MADAGASCAR SIMPLIFIED GEOLOGY OF MADAGASCAR For Accuracy of these two maps
Logical_Consistency_Report:
See: SIMPLIFIED GEOLOGY OF MADAGASCAR & REMAINING PRIMARY VEGETATION MAP OF MADAGASCAR
Completeness_Report:
SIMPLIFIED GEOLOGY OF MADAGASCAR & REMAINING PRIMARY VEGETATION MAP OF MADAGASCAR
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
'Simplified Geology of Madagascar' & 'Remaining Primary Vegetation Map of Madagascar' Both at a scale of 1,000,000. See these metadata for these maps for Accuracy Reports. I would suggest an accuracy of 1 mm (roughtly 1km or 0.0093 of a degree)
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Justin Moat & David Du Puy(comp.)
Publication_Date: 19971215
Title: Simplied Geology of Madagascar
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: London
Publisher: RBGKEW
Online_Linkage: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper maps to Digitised maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19971215
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Simp Geol
Source_Contribution: Give the underlying rock types for the primary vegetetation.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Justin Moat & David Du Puy. RBGKEW(comp.)
Publication_Date: 19971215
Title: Remaining Primary Vegetation of Madagascar
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: London
Publisher: RBGKEW
Online_Linkage: http://www,rbgkew.org.uk
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper maps to Digitised maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19720000
Ending_Date: 19790000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Prim Veg
Source_Contribution: Vegetation Class and the remaining primatu vegetation
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Major Processes only; 1) Overlaying of (Union) of 'Remaining Primary Vegetation of Madagascar' and 'Simplified Geology of Madagascar' 2) Clipping of above with the 'Remaining Primary Vegetation of Madagascar' 3) Dropping of various ID fields in the aboves polygon table 4) Combining the two text fields for the above to give one field with both geology name and vegetation name 5) Conversion to ArcView Shapefile format
Process_Date: 19960000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Justin Moat
Contact_Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Contact_Position: GIS Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Herbarium, Kew Green
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Surrey
Postal_Code: TW 3AB
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5237
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5278
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: J.Moat@rbgkew.org.uk
Hours_of_Service: 10 am - 4 pm

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3479

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1:1,000,000
Longitude_Resolution: 1:1,000,000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: veggeol.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.000000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 39.314930
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.000386
Range_Domain_Maximum: 443.129500
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: All_
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3480
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: All_id
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1718
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Id
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1.00000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 71.00000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Vegetation
Attribute_Definition: Name of Vegetation Type
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geology_na
Attribute_Definition: Name of Predominent Rock type
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Both
Attribute_Definition: Combined names of Vegetation Types and Rock Types
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
See: SIMPLIFIED GEOLOGY OF MADAGASCAR & REMAINING PRIMARY VEGETATION MAP OF MADAGASCAR and reference for more detail
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Du Puy D. and Moat J. in Cutler, D.F., Huxley, C.R. & Lock, J.M. (Eds.), The ecology, chorology and taxonomy of the African and Madagascan floras - Proceedings of the Frank White Memorial Symposium. Kew Bulletin Additional Series. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Du Puy D. and Moat J.W.R. Lourenço (editor). Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biogeography of Madagascar, pp. 205--218, + 3 maps. Editions de l’ORSTOM, Paris.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Contact_Person: Justin Moat
Contact_Position: GIS Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Herbarium, Kew Green
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Surrey
Postal_Code: TW 3AB
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5237
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5278
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: J.Moat@rbgkew.org.uk
Hours_of_Service: 10 am - 4 pm
Resource_Description: Veg_Geol
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Information_Content:
veggeol.shp - ArcView Shape File (polygon) veggeol.dbf - ArcView/DBase (Attributes) veggeol.shx - ArcView Shape File index veggeol.avl - ArcView Shape File Legend veggeol.met metadata in text/Corpsmet format + Browse Graphics
File_Decompression_Technique: zipped
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk
Access_Instructions: Look up the Madagascar Biodiversity pages
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Unix, acess data through http
Fees: Media and postage cost

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19971215
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Contact_Person: Justin Moat
Contact_Position: GIS Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Herbarium, Kew Green
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Surrey
Postal_Code: TW 3AB
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5237
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0)181 332 5278
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: J.Moat@rbgkew.org.uk
Hours_of_Service: 10 am - 4 pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: 19940608
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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