VTM wrap-up: check out some neat photos and videos...

The VTM collection is a great resource from the 1920s and 1930s that we are woking with as part of our Keck project. David Ackerly, Patrick McIntyre, Jim Thorne and I are working with four different parts of the collection:

  • 17,860 plots with digitized vegetation and locality data (UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility);
  • ~195,000 square kilometers of digitized and georeferenced vegetation maps, covering 45% of the total area of California (UC Davis Information Center for the Environment);
  • 20,791 herbarium specimens with locality and collection information (UC Berkeley & Jepson Herbaria); and
  • ~ 3,100 digitized photographs (UC Berkeley Marion Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library).

Pretty cool stuff! Some related cool VTM-related work out there:

First, Jim Thorne's fabulous movie about using VTM data to look at change in vegetation: http://vimeo.com/41524838.

Also, a nice photo re-shoot project from Elsmere Canyon that Patrick McIntyre pointed out...

And one of his own before and after photos.

The original VTM version...

Patrick's retake, 2012