This datalayer is part of a group of layers used for research in the Ipswich River Watershed. This layer was created in July 2006 for Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole. This layer shows the boundaries of the PIE study area. This datalayer has complete information. Display boundaries for the study area.
This layer provides a vector mask for the total Plum Island Ecosystem study area
In ArcMap, towns within our study area were selected from LANDUSE and a new layer was created from this selection.
Towns were selected by attribute, based on their Town_ID code. The following Town_IDs were selected:
9, 30, 31, 38, 48, 71, 92, 105, 116, 119, 144, 164, 184, 205, 206, 210, 213, 229, 246, 254, 295, 320, 298, 324, 342, and 347.
The selected features were then exported as a new layer, TOWNSFROMLU.
The land use map of the study area was imported into Idrisi Kiliminjaro and converted to a raster file. After importing TOWNSFROMLU,
the data base file was opened and the field TILE_NAME was exported to a raster image.
The map was reclassified so that the towns were assigned a value of 1 and the background was assigned a value of 0.
The map was updated to give a value of 1 to pixels in the following positions: (r: 344. c: 1017) and (r: 769, c: 1179). This value was assigned because these pixels were not classified in the conversion from vector to raster.
The map was converted to a vector polygon image using the RasterVector module in Idrisi. Background values were excluded.
This layer provides a vector mask for the total Plum Island Ecosystem study areaHorizontal Coordinate System Name:NAD 1983 StatePlane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001
Datum: D North American 1983
Reference Ellipsoid: Name: GRS 1980 Semi Axis: 6378137.0
Projection Name : Lambert Conformal Conic