The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Radeloff, Volker C.
Originator: Helmers, David P.
Originator: Kramer, H. Anu
Originator: Mockrin, Miranda H.
Originator: Alexandre, Patricia M.
Originator: Bar Massada, Avi
Originator: Butsic, Van
Originator: Hawbaker, Todd J.
Originator: Martinuzzi, Sebastián
Originator: Syphard, Alexandra D.
Originator: Stewart, Susan I.
Publication_Date: 2017
Title:
The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector Digital Data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: Forest Service Research Data Archive
Edition: 2nd
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0012-2
Description:
Abstract:
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. This makes the WUI a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we integrated U.S. Census and USGS National Land Cover Data, to map the Federal Register definition of WUI (Federal Register 66:751, 2001) for the conterminous United States from 1990-2010. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels. Data are available as a geodatabase and include information such as housing and population densities for 1990, 2000, and 2010; wildland vegetation percentages for 1992, 2001, and 2011; as well as WUI classes in 1990, 2000, and 2010.
Purpose:
To provide a spatially detailed national assessment of the wildland-urban interface (WUI) and WUI change between 1990 and 2010 across the coterminous U.S. to support wildland fire research, policy and management, and inquiries into the effects of housing growth on the environment.
Supplemental_Information:
This data publication is a second edition. The first edition (https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0012) contained data representing the 2010 WUI of the conterminous United States. This second edition contains additional data such that the data represent the 1990-2010 WUI. Information about WUI can also be found here: <http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/data/wui_change>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1990
Ending_Date: 2010
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: conterminous United States
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -127.977107
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.254885
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.649519
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.768690
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Research & Development Taxonomy
Theme_Keyword: Environment and People
Theme_Keyword: Fire
Theme_Keyword: Wildland/urban interface
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: fragmentation
Theme_Keyword: wildland-urban interface
Theme_Keyword: housing growth
Theme_Keyword: wildland fire
Theme_Keyword: sprawl
Theme_Keyword: WUI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: conterminous United States
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:
Radeloff, Volker C.; Helmers, David P.; Kramer, H. Anu; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Alexandre, Patricia M.; Bar Massada, Avi; Butsic, Van; Hawbaker, Todd J.; Martinuzzi, Sebastián; Syphard, Alexandra D.; Stewart, Susan I. 2017. The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data. 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0012-2
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Miranda H. Mockrin
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Contact_Position: Research Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 5523 Research Park Drive Suite 350
City: Baltimore
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21228-4783
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 443-543-5389
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mhmockrin@fs.fed.us
Data_Set_Credit:
Financial support was provided by the USDA Forest Service under the National Fire Plan. Funding also provided by USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Data obtained from the U.S. Census and USGS National Land Cover Data, see source citations noted below for more details.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Martinuzzi, Sebastián
Originator: Stewart, Susan I.
Originator: Helmers, David P.
Originator: Mockrin, Miranda H.
Originator: Hammer, Roger B.
Originator: Radeloff, Volker C.
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
The 2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: Forest Service Research Data Archive
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0012
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Radeloff, Volker C.
Originator: Hammer, Roger B.
Originator: Stewart, Susan I.
Originator: Fried, J.S.
Originator: Holcomb, S.S.
Originator: McKeefry, J.F.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: The wildland-urban interface in the United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecological Applications
Issue_Identification: 15(3):799-805
Online_Linkage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/14912
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Martinuzzi, Sebastián
Originator: Stewart, Susan I.
Originator: Helmers, David P.
Originator: Mockrin, Miranda H.
Originator: Hammer, Roger B.
Originator: Radeloff, Volker C.
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
The 2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Research Map
Issue_Identification: NRS-8
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Newtown Square, PA
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Other_Citation_Details: 124 p. [includes pull-out map]
Online_Linkage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/48642
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.2737/nrs-rmap-8
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Radeloff, Volker C.
Originator: Helmers, David P.
Originator: Kramer, H. Anu
Originator: Mockrin, Miranda H.
Originator: Alexandre, Patricia M.
Originator: Bar Massada, Avi
Originator: Butsic, Van
Originator: Hawbaker, Todd J.
Originator: Martinuzzi, Sebastián
Originator: Syphard, Alexandra D.
Originator: Stewart, Susan I.
Publication_Date: Unpublished document
Title:
Rapid growth of the U.S. Wildland Urban Interface increases wildfire risk
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Journal Article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Other_Citation_Details: In review
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.0.4322

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
We verified that WUI classes were classified correctly based on experience (visual assesment of maps) and also verified that all WUI classes meet the correct combination of housing density and land cover.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Topology maintained by ArcGIS 10.3. All fuzzy tolerances during processing were set to 0.00000001 to prevent data loss.
Completeness_Report:
Data is for the conterminous United States only (lower 48 states and Disrict of Columbia). No data were generated for Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Conservation Biology Institute
Publication_Date: 20121031
Title: PAD-US (CBI Edition) Version 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Corvallis, OR
Publisher: Conservation Biology Institute
Online_Linkage:
https://databasin.org/galleries/b84ac5ccebd24658bc3cfe4dfaa6c629
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20121031
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PAD-US (CBI Edition) Version 2, October 2012
Source_Contribution:
PAD-US (CBI Edition) Version 2 is a comprehensive geospatial data set of United States protected areas, including detailed information on land ownership, management and conservation status.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Homer, C.G.
Originator: Dewitz, J.A.
Originator: Yang, L.
Originator: Jin, S.
Originator: Danielson, P.
Originator: Xian, G.
Originator: Coulston, J.
Originator: Herold, N.D.
Originator: Wickham, J.D.
Originator: Megown, K.
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
Completion of the 2011 National Land Cover Database for the conterminous United States-Representing a decade of land cover change information
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Journal Article
Online_Linkage: https://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2011.php
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Issue_Identification: 81(5): 345-354
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2011
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NLCD2011
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Contribution:
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) 2011. Product Provided landcover information for identifying forest, grassland, and wetland areas (wildland vegetation) for 2010 WUI classification.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
SILVIS Lab, Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication_Date: 20171002
Title: U.S. Block Housing Change 1990-2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Online_Linkage: <http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/data/housing/block_change>
Other_Citation_Details:
Dataset created by SILVIS Lab by allocating 1990 and 2000 housing units and population to 2010 TIGER block geography using Block Relationship Files. See metadata for the U.S. Block Housing Change 1990 - 2010 dataset on the SILVIS website for more details.
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1990
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: U.S. Block Housing Change 1990-2010
Source_Contribution:
U.S. Census TIGER 2010 block polygons with associated 2010, 2000, and 1990 housing and population density. 2010 Census Block housing densities obtained from Summary File 1 and 1990 and 2000 housing densities allocated from Census Bureau 2000 and 2010 Block Relationship Files.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Homer, C.G.
Originator: Dewitz, J.A.
Originator: Fry, J.
Originator: Coan, M.
Originator: Hossain, N.
Originator: Larson, C.
Originator: Herold, N.D.
Originator: McKerrow, A.
Originator: VanDriel, J.N.
Originator: Wickham, J.D.
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Completion of the 2001 National Land Cover Database for the conterminous United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Journal Article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Issue_Identification: 73(4): 337-341
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NLCD2001
Source_Contribution:
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) 2001. Provided landcover information for identifying forest, grassland, and wetland areas (wildland vegetation) for 2000 WUI classification.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Fry, J.
Originator: Coan, M.
Originator: Homer, C.G.
Originator: Meyer, D.K.
Originator: Wickham, J.D.
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Completion of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 1992/2001 Land Cover Change Retrofit product
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1379
Other_Citation_Details: 18 p.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1992
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NLCD Retrofit 1992
Source_Contribution:
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) 1992/2001 Retrofit Land Cover Change Product. Provided landcover information for identifying forest, grassland, and wetland areas (wildland vegetation) for 1990 WUI classification.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 1: Created nationwide map of "protected areas with no housing units", pulled from the PAD-US (CBI Edition) version 2, including all federal, state, regional, and local government owned lands. Intersected these protected areas with U.S. block level housing change 1990-2010 dataset and moved housing units out of protected areas into neighboring privately owned blocks with the same block ID (called public land adjustment or PLA). If the same block ID had no private areas then houses remained within the protected lands boundary (no adjustment).
Process_Date: 20171002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 2: Integrated U.S. block level housing change 1990-2010 dataset (public land adjusted) with the 2011 National Land Cover Dataset NLCD, 2001 NLCD, and the 1992/2001 Retrofit Change Product (1992 values only) using ArcGIS Tabulate Area command. Calculated wildland vegetation % for 3 decades (1990, 2000, 2010), with wildland vegetation defined as sum of relative percentages of land cover classes for forests, grasslands, and wetlands.
Process_Date: 20171003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 3: Assigned 1990 Intermix WUI classes to all polygons with > 50% wildland vegetation in 1990 and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km in 1990. Assigned 2000 Intermix WUI classes to all polygons with > 50% wildland vegetation in 2000 and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km in 2000. Assigned 2010 Intermix WUI classes to all polygons with > 50% wildland vegetation in 2010 and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km in 2010.
Process_Date: 20171004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 4: Selected all block housing polygons with >= 75% wildland vegetation in 2010 and dissolved into larger contiguous areas. Buffered areas > 500 hectares by 2414 m (1.5 miles) to identify potential interface WUI areas. Unioned 2010 buffers with integrated block housing polygons and assigned Interface WUI classes to all polygons falling inside vegetation buffers and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km (ignoring pre-existing Intermix WUI areas) for all 3 decades 1990, 2000, 2010.
Process_Date: 20171005

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: 11998741

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: NAD 1983 Albers
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 29.5
Standard_Parallel: 45.5
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.0
False_Easting: 0.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units: meter
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CONUS_WUI_cp12
Entity_Type_Definition: WUI of the Conterminous United States 1990-2010
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: BLK10
Attribute_Definition:
A unique number assigned to Census Blocks concatenated from State, County, Tract, and Block, and Water fields from US Census TIGER. The Census Bureau defines a block as the smallest geographic area for which the Bureau of the Census collects and tabulates decennial census data, [and] are formed by streets, roads, railroads, streams and other bodies of water, other visible and cultural features, and the legal boundaries shown on Census Bureau maps (US Census Bureau).
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATER10
Attribute_Definition: Flag if polygon is a water body (1=water)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PUBFLAG
Attribute_Definition: Flag if polygon is a protected area (1=public land)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG92PC
Attribute_Definition:
Wildland Vegetation % in 1992 wildland vegetation = (forests + grasslands + wetlands)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MRLC Retrofit 1992/2001 Change Product
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG01PC
Attribute_Definition:
Wildland Vegetation % in 2001 wildland vegetation = (forests + grasslands + wetlands)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MRLC NLCD 2001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG11PC
Attribute_Definition:
Wildland Vegetation % in 2011 wildland vegetation = (forests + grasslands + wetlands)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MRLC NLCD 2011
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUIFLAG90
Attribute_Definition:
Flag designating WUI (1=intermix; 2=interface) vs. non-WUI (0) areas in 1990
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUICLASS90
Attribute_Definition:
1990 wildland-urban interface class (see enumerated domains for WUICLASS10)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUIFLAG00
Attribute_Definition:
Flag designating WUI (1=intermix; 2=interface) vs. non-WUI (0) areas in 2000
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUICLASS00
Attribute_Definition:
2000 wildland-urban interface class (see enumerated domains for WUICLASS10)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUIFLAG10
Attribute_Definition:
Flag designating WUI (1=intermix; 2=interface) vs. non-WUI (0) areas in 2010
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUICLASS10
Attribute_Definition: 2010 wildland-urban interface class (see enumerated domains)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: open water
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Med_Dens_Interface
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 49.42108 and 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50% and within 2.414 km of area with >= 75% wildland vegetation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density >= 741.3162 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low_Dens_Interface
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 6.177635 and 49.42108 and wildland vegetation <= 50% and within 2.414 km of area with >= 75% wildland vegetation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Med_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 49.42108 and 741.3162 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 6.177635 and 49.42108 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Med_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 49.42108 and 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uninhabited_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density = 0 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density between 6.177635 and 49.42108 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High_Dens_Interface
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Housing density >= 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50% and within 2.414 km of area with >= 75% wildland vegetation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very_Low_Dens_Veg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density < 6.177635 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uninhabited_Veg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density = 0 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very_Low_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density < 6.177635 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Housing density >= 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BUFVEG
Attribute_Definition:
Flag (1=inside, 0=outside) for polygons within potential interface buffers (2.14 km around dense vegetation areas >= 75% wildland vegetation and > 500 hectares in 2010)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Silvis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHU1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 seasonal housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHU1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 households
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 population
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUDEN1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 housing density (units / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHUDEN1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 seasonal housing density (units / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHUDEN1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 household density (households / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPDEN1990
Attribute_Definition: 1990 population density (persons / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHU2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 seasonal housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHU2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 households
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 population
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUDEN2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 housing density (housing units / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHUDEN2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 seasonal housing density (housing units / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHUDEN2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 household density (households / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPDEN2000
Attribute_Definition: 2000 population density (persons / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHU2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 seasonal housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHU2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 households
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 population
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUDEN2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 housing density (housing units / square kilometer [km])
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHUDEN2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 seasonal housing density (housing units / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHUDEN2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 household density (households / square km)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPDEN2010
Attribute_Definition: 2010 population density (persons / square kilometer [km])
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
This data publication includes a geodatabase containing WUI data for the conterminous United States. Data include housing and population densities for 1990, 2000, and 2010; wildland vegetation percentages for 1992, 2001, and 2011; as well as WUI classes in 1990, 2000, and 2010. Specific information about these data are available in the detailed section above. Note that spatial objects (features) do not model any real world entities. Spatial objects (features) can be thought of as uniform areas of housing density and landcover, which have been assigned a wildland-urban Interface classification. Items pertaining to National Land Cover Data (NLCD) make use of the following classification: <http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd11_leg.php>
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: None provided

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Research and Development
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80526
Country: USA
Address: 240 West Prospect Road
Contact_Voice_Telephone: see Contact Instructions
Contact_Position: Research Data Archivist
Contact_Instructions:
This contact information was current as of November 2017. For current information see Contact Us page on: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS.
Resource_Description: RDS-2015-0012-2
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GDB
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification: ArcGIS geodatabase
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Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Organization:
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Address: 1630 Linden Dr.
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Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
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