|99999||No access to foraging from the cell due to movement barrier(s)|
|Range of values|
|1||No barrier to piping plover chick movement.|
|Range of values|
|No movement cost (not a barrier)||Definition of binary value (1) indicating the absence of a movement barrier for piping plover chicks.|
|1||Indicates the presence of a section of foraging shoreline for piping plovers. Here, foraging shorelines are defined as low-energy and could include the shorelines of sound- or bay-side beaches, interior ponds, and ephemeral pools. Ocean shorelines were not considered low-energy foraging shorelines.|
The distance to foraging layer (CeI12_DisMOSH.tif) identifies the least-cost path distance for a piping plover chick to travel from the center of each 5x5 m grid cell to low-energy foraging areas with moist substrates. The distance to foraging data was used within a Bayesian network to model the probability that a specific set of landscape characteristics would be associated with piping plover habitat.
The movement cost layer (CeI12_Cost.tif) identifies barriers to the movement of piping plover chicks, with barriers including water, human development, and moderate to dense vegetation. A value of 1 indicates possibility of movement and 99,999 indicates a barrier to movement. Barriers were identified using orthoimagery captured in 2013 (see data sources below). The movement cost layer was used to calculate the least-cost path distance (CeI12_DisMOSH.tif) to the nearest foraging area (CeI12_MOSHShoreline.shp).
The foraging shorelines shapefile (CeI12_MOSHShoreline.shp) delineates foraging shorelines with moist substrates for piping plovers. Foraging areas were determined from elevations measured in 2012 and orthoimagery captured in 2013. Here, foraging shorelines are defined as low-energy and could include the shorelines of sound- or bay-side beaches, interior ponds, and ephemeral pools. Ocean shorelines were not considered low-energy foraging shorelines. See Zeigler and others (2019) for additional details.
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|Data format:||This dataset contains a 32-bit GeoTIFF of cost distance, an 8-bit binary GeoTIFF of movement cost, and a polyline shapefile of the shorelines. Also included is the CSDGM metadata, and the browse graphic. in format GeoTIFF (version ArcGIS 10.4) GeoTIFF, also includes Esri polyline shapefile, possibly provided in a ZIP compressed format Size: 13.1|
To utilize these data, the user must have software capable of reading shapefile format, and 32-bit GeoTIFF with associated values attribute table.