Profile Picture Utah Open Data Portal

created Jan 15 2018

updated Jan 15 2018

Description

The most comprehensive wetland classification system for the state of Utah is the National Wetland Inventory (NWI). While the NWI is the most complete and accessible classification system, the 366 unique wetland type identifiers in the state are often difficult to interpret and have little relevance to natural resource managers. Consequently, NWI data are often overlooked as a viable wetland spatial data source, which often restricts opportunity for interagency cooperation as agencies develop their own wetland GIS datasets and workflows. Agencies benefitted from a simplified functional reclassification of NWI data provided by the Utah Geological Survey in 2014 to the AGRC for distribution to the public. In the subsequent two years, legacy data was added, NWI revised the database schema, and areas were remapped to current conditions and mapping standards. The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) reclassified the2016 version in an effort to provide GIS data users with the most current data with a universal schema across the state. The reclassification scheme was based on the hydrogeomorphic (HGM) approach, modified from the 2014 reclassification and focused largely on landscape position (geomorphology), hydrodynamic, and ecologic characteristics.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: 0 out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Contributors
0
Meta
Category
(none)
Permissions
Public
Tags
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
(none)
Source Link
(none)
This view cannot be displayed