Metadata: Terrestrial Invasive Species Observations

Terrestrial Invasive Species Observations

This page last updated: 10/10/2016
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Title: Terrestrial Invasive Species Observations

Abstract: Multi-partner effort to record GPS locations of terrestrial invasive species on DNR lands and other locations in Minnesota. Data is downloaded from EDDMapS Midwest ( Data from EDDMapS includes all data previously collected by the Minnesota DNR and uploaded to EDDMapS in 2016. From 2016 forward data from MN DNR staff was collected directly into EDDMapS. EDDMapS also contains data from other organizations and individuals in Minnesota.

Purpose: To provide an inventory across DNR administered lands of selected invasive terrestrial species. A multi-divisional effort to collect consistent information accross all DNR administered lands. Provide a planning tool to help identify problem infestions and coordinate an effective response to individual species and locations for control efforts.

Time Period of Content Date: 08/13/2020

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. This inventory is ongoing. Some areas will be inventoried for specific plants one year and then gone through for more detail later. As control treatments are applied, later inventories should show a reduction in numbers of plants.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily

Spatial Extent of Data: State of Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates: -96.624190

Place Keywords: Minnesota, MNDNR, State Parks, State Trails, Wildlife Management Units, WMA

Theme Keywords: Terrestrial Invasive Species, Invasives, Exotics, Plants, Animals, Insects, Diseases, Weeds, Land

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: Luke Skinner, Invasive Species Unit Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological and Water Resources
MNDNR-Central Office Box -25 500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5140
Fax: (651) 296-1811

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.

Associated Data Sets: Aquatic invasive species observations

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency: Sportsman Grade GPS Point Data.

Completeness: Most DNR units have done a partial inventory of their land base looking for specific plants or at specific locations.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Source layer eco_invtsppt4: Uncorrected Sportsman grade GPS Point data. Not Averaged. + or - 30 ft.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Source layer eco_invtsppt4: N/A

Lineage: Observation data is held by and processed through EDDMapS. MNDNR processes regular downloads from the EDDMapS database.

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum: Not Applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: Not Applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes

Overview: Field Name: Field Alias: Description
id_number: Unique ID Number: EDDMapS Record ID
subjectnumber: Species Number: Observation species Subject number
commonname: Common Name: common name of the subject
scientificname: Scientific Name: scientific name of the subject
division: Division: species grouping
category1: Category 1: species grouping
category2: Category 2: species grouping
observationdate: Observation Date: Date the subject was observed/recorded in the field
reporterid: Reporter ID: id of the person, agency, group, organization reporting the data
reporter: Reporter: Name of the person, agency, group, organization reporting the data
srcname: Source Organization: Organization providing data
surveyor: Surveyor: Name or initials of surveyor other than Reporter
administrator: Administrator: Organization that administers the land
unitname: Unit Name: name of the state land
unittype: Unit Type: type of state land
administratingdivision: Administrating Division: Division that administers the land
datereviewed: Date Verified: Date record is reviewed by a person or group for record information accuracy
reviewer: Verifier: Name of Reviewer
confidence: Confidence: confidence of the reporter
identificationcredibility: Identification Credibility: Review process, the reviewer making the call on record information accuracy
reporteraffiliation: Reporter Affiliation: Agency or Company that the surveyor is affiliated with
reporteraffiliation2: Reporter Affiliation 2: Agency or Company that the surveyor is affiliated with
countyfips: StateCounty FIPS: FIPS Code of the state and county the subject is located
county: County: The name of the county
city: City: The name of the city
locality: Locality Description: Description about the Habitat
local_ownership: Local Ownership: State or regional ownership, description
national_ownership: National Ownership: National Ownership, description
sitename: Site Name: Specific name of area by organization
habitat: Habitat: Area where the subject was located
canopycover: Canopy Closure: canopy cover of the natural habitat/forest
grossareainacres: Gross Area in Acres: Entire area that a large or discontinuous infestation covers
abundance: Abundance: Distribution pattern and amount of plants
infestedareainacres: Infested Area in Acres: Actual amount of infested area within the gross area
impactedresources: Impacted Resources: Description of resource the subject is impacting by infestation
incidence: Damage Severity: Number of measure for disease occurrence/presence on subject
incidenceunit: Damage Severity Units: Unit of measure for incidence
severity: Disease Impact: Number of measure for disease impact on subject
severityunit: Disease Impact Units: Unit of measure for severity
disturbance: Disturbance: Name of disturbance
disturbanceage: Years since Disturbance: years since site was disturbed
disturbsev: Disturbance Severity: Description of severity of disturbance
percentcover: Percent Invasive Cover: Percent cover of invasive species
aggressiveness: Aggressiveness: Extent to which species is spreading beyond disturbance footprint
hostdamage: Host Damage Severity: Describes the damage done to the host by biocontrol agents or PIPE species
density: Density: Number of plants, or abundant, common, rare, etc.
txabundance: Damage Severity in Area: Percent of host plants affected
txpatchtype: Pattern of Damage: Host cover and percent of damage
visittype: Purpose of Visit: Purpose of visit to area
studytype: Study Method: Survey method or type
projectmethod: Method of Detection: How the animal was detected
numberobserved: Number of Individuals: Number or estimation of number of subjects observed
lifestatus: Life Status: Notes if subject is alive or dead
sex: Sex: Sex of the subject, if known
maturity: Maturity: Description (mature, immature, both)
phenology: Life Stage: Description of subject life stage and characteristics
largestobserved: Approx Size Observed: Largest:Size of largest subject observed
largestobservedunits: Approx Size Observed Units: Largest:Units for size of largest subject observed
smallestobserved: Approx Size Observed: Smallest: Size of smallest subject observed
smallestobservedunits: Approx Size Observed Units: Smallest:Units for size of smallest subject observed
waterbodytype: Water Body Type: Type of water body for aquatic observations
waterbodyname: Water Body Name: Name of waterbody where subject was observed
downumber: DOW Number: DOW number of waterbody where subject was observed
stemcount: Stem Count: Approximate number of stems for infestation, range of numbers
reference: Reference: If record of observation is taken from literature
comments: Comments: Anything that is relevant to the subject, environment, mapping
treatment: Treatment: If an attempt at control of invasive species was made (1) or not made (0)
latitude_decimal: Latitude: Latitude in decimals
longitude_decimal: Longitude: Longitude in decimals
latlng: Latitude Longitude: Latitude and Longitude

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Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Ecological and Water Resources

Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Contact Person Information: Luke Skinner, Invasive Species Unit Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological and Water Resources
MNDNR-Central Office Box -25 500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5140
Fax: (651) 296-1811

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: env_invasive_terrestrial_obs

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online:

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 10/10/2016

Contact Person Information: Luke Skinner, Invasive Species Unit Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological and Water Resources
MNDNR-Central Office Box -25 500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5140
Fax: (651) 296-1811

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 10/10/2016
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