Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
The CGR, NPS and NatureServe worked to develop a geographic database of forest communities for several national parks in the Southeast, including the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (CARL).
The polygons delineating vegetation communities are manually interpreted from 1:12,000 scale color-infrared aerial photographs in conjunction with inventory analyses from NatureServe field plots within the Park. Polygons are then converted to a GIS database using ESRI ArcView and ArcGIS. The final map products consist of a registered color infrared orthophoto and vegetation map. Vegetation community classes were developed in cooperation with NatureServe.