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Title: EnviroAtlas - Birmingham, AL - Estimated Tree Cover Along Busy Roads
Abstract: This EnviroAtlas dataset addresses the tree buffer along heavily traveled roads. The roads are interstates, arterials, and collectors within the EnviroAtlas community boundary. In this community, tree cover is defined as Trees & Forest and Woody Wetlands. Sufficient tree bufferage is defined as 25% coverage within the circular moving window with a radius of 14.5m at any given point along the roadway. There are potential negative health effects for those living in a location without a sufficient tree buffer. This dataset was produced by the US EPA to support research and online mapping activities related to EnviroAtlas. EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas) allows the user to interact with a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services for the contiguous United States. The dataset is available as downloadable data (https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas) or as an EnviroAtlas map service. Additional descriptive information about each attribute in this dataset can be found in its associated EnviroAtlas Fact Sheet (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-fact-sheets).
Purpose: The purpose of this dataset is to identify areas that could benefit from additional tree buffers. The overall goal of EnviroAtlas is to employ and develop the best available science to map indicators of ecosystem services production, demand, and drivers for the nation.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Resource(Server) URL: https://enviroatlas.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Supplemental/NrRd_PFor_AllCommunities/MapServer
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/ORD/ENVIROATLAS/Communities/BirminghamAL
Reference URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-data
Website URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20170906
Progress: Completed
Frequency: As needed
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 2011
Currentness: Ground condition
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -87.07297
East Bounding Longitude: -86.47279
North Bounding Latitude: 33.80908
South Bounding Latitude: 33.04874
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None.
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currency and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Email: EnviroAtlas@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Research Triangle Park
State: NC
Postal Code: 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-3832
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {342927af-c877-42fe-8d1e-4c72222e43a5}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-08-14
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998