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Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

June 13, 2014

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9:00 Opening Remarks & Introductions (Scott Schwenk and Michelle Staudinger)
9:15

Opening Set-up (David Diamond)

  • Workshop Outline
  • Differences in Perspectives & Issues in Common
  • Common Input Information for Map Production
  • Methods Used
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10:00

Creating a Common Legend of Mapped Types (Don Faber-Langendoen and Regan Smyth)

  • Process for Creating a Common Legend
  • Who Mapped What: Aggregates, Fine-scale Units, & Ruderal Vegetation
  • Virginia/West Virginia Case Study
  • Map Legend Description
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10:45

Break

11:00

Comparison of the Maps (Lee Elliott and Regan Smyth)

  • General reasons for differences
  • Pixel by pixel evaluation
  • Ecoregion by ecoregion evaluation
  • Case study (Prince William Park)

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12:00

Lunch On-site

12:30

Presentations by Map Producers (30 minutes each)

  • LANDFIRE (Don Long)
  • Southeastern Regional GAP Analysis (Alexa McKerrow)
  • NatureServe National Map (Pat Comer and Regan Smyth)
  • Northeast Terrestrial Habitats (Mark Anderson and Charles Ferree)


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2:45

Break

3:00

Characteristics of an Improved Product (Directed Discussion)

  • Mapping Targets
  • Accuracy
  • Spatial Resolution
3:30

Mechanisms for Production & Future Options

  • Partnerships
  • Methods
  • Use of National Products
  • Development of Regional- or State-based Products
5:00

Adjourn

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