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GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2010
End Date
2011

Citation

U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program, 20160513, GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7ZS2TM0.

Summary

The GAP National Terrestrial Ecosystems - Ver 3.0 is a 2011 update of the National Gap Analysis Program Land Cover Data - Version 2.2 for the conterminous U.S. The GAP National Terrestrial Ecosystems - Version 3.0 represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S. The map legend includes types described by NatureServe's Ecological Systems Classification (Comer et al. 2002) as well as land use classes described in the National Land Cover Dataset 2011 (Homer et al. 2015). These data cover the entire continental U.S. and are a continuous data layer. These raster data have a 30 m x 30 m cell resolution. GAP used the best information available to create the land cover data; however GAP seeks to improve and update these [...]

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Anne Davidson
Originator :
U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program
Metadata Contact :
Alexa McKerrow
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Core Science Systems
SDC Data Owner :
Core Science Analytics, Synthesis and Libraries

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gap_landfire_nationalterrestrialecosystems2011.zip
“Data Download”
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gaplf2011_conus_attributes_5jan2017.xlsx
“Grid Cell Attributes”
93.12 KB
GAP_LANDFIRE_National_Terrestrial_Ecosystems_2011.xml
“Metadata”
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

The mission of the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is to provide state, regional and national biodiversity assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types and to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities. The goal of GAP is to keep common species common by identifying species and plant communities not adequately represented in existing conservation lands. Common species are those not currently threatened with extinction. By providing these data, land managers and policy makers can make better-informed decisions when identifying priority areas for conservation. The U.S. Geological Survey National Gap Analysis Program Land Cover Data is complete for the conterminous United States. The national coverage has been clipped to each of the 50 states, the 21 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and 6 regions.This data may represent one of these subsets.

Rights

The data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

Additional Information

Alternate Titles

  • National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011

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