WUI 2010

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
SILVIS Lab, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: WUI 2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/maps/wui/state10>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title:
Please cite: Radeloff, V.C., R.B. Hammer, S.I Stewart, J.S. Fried, S.S. Holcomb, and J.F. McKeefry. 2005. The Wildland Urban Interface in the United States. Ecological Applications 15: 799-805.
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). These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels.
Purpose:
To provide a spatially detailed national assessment of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) across the coterminous U.S. to support wildland fire research, policy and management, and inquiries into the effects of housing growth on the environment.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.656717
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.446141
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.185024
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.959192
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: Wildland Urban Interface
Theme_Keyword: WUI
Theme_Keyword: wildland fire
Theme_Keyword: fragmentation
Theme_Keyword: sprawl
Theme_Keyword: Housing Growth
Place:
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Coterminous United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in products, presentations, and publications utilizing these data would be appreciated.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Volker C. Radeloff
Contact_Organization:
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact_Position: Associate Professor
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 263-4349
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 262-9922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: radeloff@wisc.edu
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8-5, Central Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Topology maintained by ArcInfo. All fuzzy tolerances during processing were set to 0.00000001 to prevent data loss.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Commerce
Originator: U.S. Census Bureau
Originator: Geography Division
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: TIGER/Line Files, UA Census 2010
Edition: US Census 2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: TIGER/Line Files
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Geography Division
Online_Linkage: <http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/04-Summary_File_1/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TIGER
Source_Contribution:
U.S. Census TIGER block polygons and associated 2010 housing density. Census Block housing density obtained from Summary File 1 available from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Fry, J., Xian, G., Jin, S., Dewitz, J., Homer, C., Yang, L., Barnes, C., Herold, N., and Wickham, J.
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Completion of the 2006 National Land Cover Database for the Conterminous United States.
Edition: PE&RS, Vol. 77(9):858-864
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2006.php>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 30m raster cells
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Land Cover Dataset 2006
Source_Contribution:
Provided landcover information for identifying forest, grassland, and wetland areas.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Conservation Biology Institute. Corvallis, Oregon.
Publication_Date: May 2010
Title: PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition)
Online_Linkage: <http://databasin.org/protected-center/features/PAD-US-CBI>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition)
Source_Contribution:
PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) is a comprehensive geospatial data set of United States protected areas, including detailed information on land ownership, management and conservation status.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) Created a nationwide map of "protected areas with no housing units". These areas were pulled from the PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) and included all publicly owned areas - federal, state, regional, and local government owned lands.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: PAD-US 1.1
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
2) Intersected PAD derived no housing unit protected areas with TIGER block geography and moved housing units out of these areas into neighboring privately owned blocks with the same block ID. If the same block ID had no private areas then houses remained within the protected lands boundary (unmoved).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: PAD-US 1.1
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TIGER
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
3) Integrated TIGER block geography (with housing units moved out of protected areas) with the 2006 National Land Cover Dataset NLCD (using ArcGIS Tabulate Area command). Wildland Vegetation defined as sum of relative percentages of land cover classes for Forests, Grasslands, and Wetlands.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TIGER
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 2006 NLCD
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
4) Assigned Intermix WUI classes to all polygons with > 50% wildland vegetation and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km.
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
5) Selected all TIGER polygons with >= 75% wildland vegetation and dissolved into larger contiguous areas. Buffered areas > 500 hectares by 2414 m (1.5 miles) to identify potential interface WUI areas.
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
6) Unioned vegetation area buffers with integrated TIGER/Intermix WUI polygons and assigned Interface WUI classes to all polygons falling inside vegetation buffers and minimum 6.177635 housing units / square km (ignoring Intermix WUI areas).
Process_Date: October 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
7) Selected vegetation buffers along state borders and unioned into a single US buffer dataset. Overlaid (Identity) US buffer with each state integrated TIGER polygon dataset to classify Interstate Interface WUI polygons across state borders.
Process_Date: October 2012

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
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 201147
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 201147
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 190477
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 190477
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 29.500000
Standard_Parallel: 45.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.000000
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: alwui3_map
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: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in square meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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:
Attribute_Label: WATER10
Attribute_Definition: water flag (1=water, 0=not water)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HDEN10
Attribute_Definition: block-scale housing density (units per sq. km).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHDEN10
Attribute_Definition: block-scale seasonal housing density (units per sq. km).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPDEN10
Attribute_Definition: block-scale population density (persons per sq. km).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHDEN10
Attribute_Definition: block-scale household (occupied) density (units per sq. km).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU10
Attribute_Definition: number of housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PUBFLAG
Attribute_Definition:
Flag designating public/protected areas with no housing units (0 = possible housing; 1 = no housing). "No housing" lands pulled from Protected Areas Database version 1.1. See process step 1 for more info.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP10
Attribute_Definition: number of persons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHU10
Attribute_Definition: number of seasonal housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HHU10
Attribute_Definition: number of household housing units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG06PC
Attribute_Definition:
Total relative percentage of wildland vegetation classes (forest, grassland, wetland)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUIFLAG10
Attribute_Definition: Flag designating (0) non-WUI; (1) Intermix WUI; and (2) Interface WUI areas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WUICLASS10
Attribute_Definition: Wildland Urban Interface class (see enumerated domains)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density >= 741.3162 and 2010 wildland vegetation > 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Med_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
housing density between 49.42108 and 741.3162 and 2010 wildland vegetation > 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low_Dens_Intermix
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
housing density between 6.177635 and 49.42108 and 2010 wildland vegetation > 50%
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
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
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
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uninhabited_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density = 0 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uninhabited_Veg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density = 0 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very_Low_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density < 6.177635 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very_Low_Dens_Veg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density < 6.177635 and wildland vegetation > 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
housing density between 6.177635 and 49.42108 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Med_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
housing density between 49.42108 and 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High_Dens_NoVeg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: housing density >= 741.3162 and wildland vegetation <= 50%
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG75_06
Attribute_Definition:
dense vegetation area flag (1 = areas with >= 75% wildland vegetation; 0 = non-dense-vegetation areas).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUM_AREA_M
Attribute_Definition: total area in square meters for the entire block ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEG06
Attribute_Definition: area in sqaure meters of amount of wildland vegetation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NONVEG06
Attribute_Definition: area in sqaure meters of amount of non-wildland vegetation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FOREST06
Attribute_Definition: area in square meters of amount of forest land
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
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/nlcd06_leg.php>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the U.S. Forest Service or the University of Wisconsin-Madison regarding the use of these data, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 136.400

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110707
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David P. Helmers
Contact_Organization:
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 126A Russell Labs
Address: 1630 Linden Dr.
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 890-3160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 262-9922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helmers@wisc.edu
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8-5, Central Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
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Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
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