National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)

NPScape Standardized Areas of Analysis (AOAs)

Kings Mountain National Military Park travel time AOA

NPScape metric processing methods require users to input an area of analysis (AOA) that formally defines on a map what is meant by 'landscape'. To assist landscape analyses in this regard, NPScape provides a series of standardized and ecologically informative AOAs. Each AOA link below includes a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that describes the source, history, and derivation of the AOA data, which are generally provided in geodatabases. In the case of park upstream watersheds, park travel times, and protected area centered ecosystems, ArcGIS toolboxes are also provided for users needing to either replicate or modify boundaries.

Matrix of AOAs and Landscape Dynamics Indicators


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