Calflora Extracted Shapefile Data Dictionary

Updated January 10, 2017

When observation data is extracted from Calflora in the form of a shapefile, the attribute names are changed so that each name is no more than ten characters long. The attribute names used in an extracted shapefile are listed in the ID column in the table below. Some of the attribute names are crypticallly short; use this table to look up what each attribute name means.

ID Title Description
AccurcySqm Accuracy Square Meters
Access Access Code published, unpublished, private
author_id Contributor Record #
Chem_Mthd Chemical Method
CalfloraID Calflora Record #
ComName Common Name
County County
Crew1 Crew 1
Crew2 Crew 2
Crew3 Crew 3
Crew1Hrs Labor Hours for Crew 1
Crew2Hrs Labor Hours for Crew 2
Crew3Hrs Labor Hours for Crew 3
Distro Distribution
Docum_Type Documentation Type
Elev_m Elevation in Meters
Geometry Geometry a shape or line expressed in WKT
Gross_Area Gross Area including count and units; for instance "5 square meters"
Group_Num Group #
Group_Name Group Name
Habitat Habitat
Hectares Area in Hectares
Herbarium Herbarium
Index_Date Index Date when the record was added to the database
InfstdArea Infested Area
Latitude Latitude
LocQuality Location Quality Code
Loc_Desc Location Description
Longitude Longitude
Mech_Mthd Mechanical Method
Mgt_Status Management Status
Nat_Status Natural Status wild or planted
NumBags Number of Bags
NumPeople Number of People
NumPlntTrt Number of Plants Treated
NumVol Number of Volunteers
Notes Notes (publically viewable if the record is published)
Ntl_Ownshp National Ownership
NumPlants Number of Plants
Obs_Type Observation Type
Observer Observer
ObservDate Observation Date
PctCover Percent Cover
Phenology Phenology
Plant_Num Calflora Plant #
Product1 Herbicide Product 1
Product2 Herbicide Product 2
Product3 Herbicide Product 3
Prod1Pct Percent of Product 1
Prod2Pct Percent of Product 2
Prod3Pct Percent of Product 3
PctTrt Percent Treated
ProjectNum Project #
Radius_m Radius in meters around a point, indicating the size of the patch
Region Region name of a management unit or preserve
Root Root Record #
SolnUnits Solution Units
Soln_Tot Solution Amount
SurveyID Survey Identifier present if the record is part of a survey
Source Source organization or individual responsible for this record
source_id Source Record #
SciName Scientific Name of the plant
TotLaborHr Number of Hours
TrtdAreaSF Surface Area Treated in square feet
Trt_Mthd Treatment Method
TrtNote Treatment Notes
UpdateDate Update Date when the record was last changed
User_Num User # (the owner of the record)