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Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) 2.1 (provisional release)

Dates

Release Date
2020-09-15
Start Date
2005
End Date
2020

Citation

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Gap Analysis Project (GAP), 2020, Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) 2.1 (Provisional Release): U.S. Geological Survey data, https://doi.org/10.5066/P92QM3NT.

Summary

******These data are preliminary or provisional and are subject to revision. They are being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The data have not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and are provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the data. The USGS Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the nation's inventory of protected areas, including public land and voluntarily provided private protected areas, identified as an A-16 National Geospatial Data Asset in the Cadastre Theme (https://communities.geoplatform.gov/ngda-cadastre/). The PAD-US is an ongoing project [...]

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ProcessStep1_CreateBlankGDBSchemaGDBandSHP3_25_2020.zip
“Processing Step 1 - PAD-US 2.1 Blank Schema”
42.38 KB
ProcessStep2_PAD_US2_1SourceDataDocumentation.zip
“Processing Step 2 - PAD-US 2.1 Source Data Collection and Translation”
395.55 KB
ProcessStep3_QA_QC_Report_Loop.zip
“Processing Step 3 - PAD-US 2.1 Quality Assessment and Quality Control”
99.51 KB
ProcessStep4_LocalAgencytoAgencyCrosswalk.py
“Processing Step 4 - PAD-US 2.1 Local Agency to Agency Name Crosswalk”
7.93 MB
ProcessStep5_TransferLocallyReviewedMeasuresfromPreviousPAD_US.zip
“Processing Step 5 - Transfer Locally Reviewed Measures from PAD-US 2.0”
33.93 KB
ProcessStep6_CategoricalAssignmentsbyDesignationType.zip
“Processing Step 6 - Categorical Assignments by Designation Type”
9.27 KB
ProcessStep7_MultipleFeatureClassImplementation.zip
“Processing Step 7 - Multiple Feature Class Implementation”
20.3 KB
ProcessStep8_PADUS_2_1LoadOrder.pdf
“Processing Step 8 - Database Aggregation and Load Order”
26.23 KB
ProcessStep9_PADUS2_1ReviewSummaryTablesandScript.zip
“Processing Step 9 - PAD-US 2.1 Review”
42.64 MB

“PAD-US 2.1 File Geodatabase Download Package”
2.66 GB
PADUS2_1_Metadata_xml_FGDC.faq.html
“PAD-US 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions Metadata”
113.33 KB
PADUS2_1_Metadata_xml_FGDC.html
“PAD-US 2.1 HTML formatted Metadata”
159.17 KB
PADUS2_1_Metadata_xml_FGDC.txt
“PAD-US 2.1 .txt formatted Metadata”
84.66 KB
VersHist-PAD-US.txt
“PAD-US Version History”
20.81 KB

Purpose

The PAD-US geodatabase was originally developed to organize and assess the management status (i.e. apply 'GAP Status Code') of elements of biodiversity protection by identifying species and plant communities not adequately represented in existing conservation lands. In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), PAD-US also supports global conservation analyses to inform policy decisions. The dataset is robust and has been expanded in recent years, culminating in major additions to PAD-US 2.1, to support the recreation, natural resource management, wildfire, emergency management, transportation, research, and public health communities. New applications are frequently discovered. Multiple attributes and a flexible database structure provide context for data to be used at local (depending on inventory completeness in the local area), regional, state, national, and international scales. See https://usgs.gov/gapanalysis/PAD-US-resources for more information.

Rights

DISCLAIMER FOR PROVISIONAL DATA: These data are preliminary or provisional and are subject to revision. They are being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The data have not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and are provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the data.

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Revision 2.1 completed by the Protected Areas Database of the Unites States Team/Gap Analysis Project/Science Analytics and Synthesis/Core Science Systems. To review the changes that were made, see “VersHist-PAD-US” in the attached files section.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P92QM3NT
USGS_ScienceCenter https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier Science Analytics and Synthesis
USGS_MissionArea https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier Core Science Systems
USGS_keywords https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier Geography

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