National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)

Acknowledgments

NPScape is indebted to a number of people, institutions, and agencies that have provided scientific guidance, technical assistance, and data in support of NPS landscape dynamics monitoring.

USGS GAP

The USGS National Gap Analysis Program for incorporating results of a GAP status code review of NPScape park units included in the Protected Areas Database of the US.

 

 

NOAA CCAP

NOAA Coastal Services Center for insight into the development and use of the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) data.

 

 

USGS EROS

USGS EROS for providing guidance on using and interpreting the National Land Cover Database (NLCD).

 

USFS

The USFS Forestry Sciences Laboratory for providing data and guidance on morphological spatial pattern analysis (MSPA) and area density metrics calculated from NLCD and the North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS).

 

 

EU JRC

The Institute for Environment & Sustainability, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, for assistance with software GUIDOS (Graphical User Interface for the Description of image Objects and their Shapes), used to compute MSPA metrics.

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