Madagascar, Remaining Primary Vegetation

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Justin Moat, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.(comp.)
Originator: David Du Puy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew(ed.)
Publication_Date: 19971215
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Madagascar, Remaining Primary Vegetation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
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 Gardens, Kew.
Publication_Date: 19971215
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:
This map is a simplified version of the vegetation map of FARAMALALA (1988 &1995), which was derived from LANDSAT satellite imagery, and broadly maintained the vegetation zones defined by HUMBERT (1955). The remaining areas of good quality, primary vegetation were identified from this map and was then classified into two major types, one evergreen (eastern and central) and the other deciduous (western and southern). The evergreen forests include the humid forests (at low, medium and high altitudes), along with the sclerophyllous woodland remnants (Uapaca dominated) of central Madagascar. The deciduous formations include the seasonally dry forests of the west and north, and the southern, dry forests and scrublands.
Purpose:
This data were produced to be used for a rapid biodiveristy assessement for Madagascar and was used in 'Simplified Geology of Madagascar' and 'Protected Areas of Madagascar'
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19720000
Ending_Date: 19790000
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.2380
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.4599
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -11.9598
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -25.3998
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Madagascar
Theme_Keyword: Primary
Theme_Keyword: Remaining
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
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: vegslar.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Very Large image of Primary Simplied Vegetation map
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: vegsmed.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Medium size image of Primary Simplied Vegetation map
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: vegsthb.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: GIF
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Thumb nail image of Primary Simplied Vegetation map
Data_Set_Credit:
Dr. Faramalala and ANGAP Conservation International (Who digitised the orginal Map)
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ArcView version 3.0a vegsimp.shp Windows 95

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
N.B. Some categories were classified incorrecting in the Digitised version of Faramalala orginal map. These have been corrected before reclassification to this new scheme.
Logical_Consistency_Report: See Faramalala's orginal work for this.
Completeness_Report:
Complete as orginal map. N.B. It should be remembers that Faramalala's orginal map is based on satellite data acquired between 1972 & 1979
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The orginal Map was digitised by Conservation International. Orginal map was at a scale of 1|1,000,000 It is expect that the Accuracy is around 1km.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: FARAMALALA, M.H./ Conservation International(comp.)
Publication_Date: 1995
Title:
Formations Végétales et Domaine Forestier National de Madagascar
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Unknown
Publisher: Conservation International (et al.),
Online_Linkage: http://www.conservation.org
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Faramalala, M.H.
Publication_Date: 19880000
Title:
Etude de la Végétation de Madagascar à l’aide des Données Spatiales. Doctoral Thesis
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper maps/Digitised data
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: Faramalala
Source_Contribution:
Reclassificed and simplied to give on the remaining Primary Vegetation
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) Reprojection of orginal Data to geographic 2) Correction of orginal, miss classifications 3) Removal of secondary vegetation zones 4) Reclassification 5) Dissolving of boundaries by new Class 6) Converation to ArcView Shape file
Process_Date: 1995-1997
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: 1984

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: vegsimp.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: 1.065084
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.005257
Range_Domain_Maximum: 29.316920
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Vegsimpd_
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID (Unique)
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1985
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Vegsimpd_i
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1989
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: New_name
Attribute_Definition: Full name of new Vegetation classes
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
See| 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. (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.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: DU PUY, D.J. and MOAT, J. (1996)

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
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Information_Content:
Vegsimp.shp - ArcView Shape File (polygon) Vegsimp.dbf - ArcView/DBase (Attributes) Vegsimp.shx - ArcView Shape File index Vegsimp.avl - ArcView Shape File Legend Vegsimp.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 p

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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