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PAD-US 2.0 Default Categorical Assignment Process

Summary

A python script is used to assign conservation (GAP Status Code, IUCN Category) and recreation access (Public Access) measures, in the absence of other information, to ensure complete attribution of these fields in the PAD-US database. This is applied to new areas (without locally assigned measures) and areas transferred from previous PAD-US versions where GAP Code Source, IUCN Category Source or Public Access Source = GAP - Default (indicating default categorical assignment). Areas transferred with locally assigned or reviewed measures are exempt from this process. The script assigns GAP Status Code, a national measure of management intent to protect biodiversity, directly from a crosswalk by Designation Type, assuming the least [...]

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AssignDefaultConsMeasuresLoopFiles.py 37.14 KB text/x-python
GAP_CodeCategoricalDefault.dbf 46.32 KB text/plain
IUCN_CategoryCategoricalDefault.dbf 92.04 KB text/plain
PublicAccessCategoricalDefault.dbf 46.32 KB text/plain
AccessDefaults.pdf 307.55 KB application/pdf
CategoricalGAPCode_IUCNCategoryCrosswalk.pdf 340.49 KB application/pdf

Purpose

Conservation (GAP Status Code, IUCN Category) and recreation access (Public Access) measures are included in PAD-US to support related assessments and analyses. Categorical assignments of GAP Status Code, IUCN Category and Public Access are applied, in the absence of other information such as local or GAP review, to ensure complete attribution of these fields in the PAD-US database.

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