Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Original GridsEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_SPECIES_BIRD_ORIG
Abstract: The Original Grids of the Gridded Bird Species Distribution of the Americas are converted 1- kilometer grid cell data in the Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) that cover North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. The input vector data were created by a consortium led by Natureserve. The grids are produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information ... Network (CIESIN). The purpose is provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species distribution at 1- kilometer spatial resolution, which in turn can be used in modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.
The data in Band Interleaved by Line (BIL) format are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species distribution at 1- kilometer that preserves the original coding (1=Extant, 2= Possibly present, 3=Probably extinct, 4=Extinct, 5=Extirpated purposely, 6=Occurs on indicated island chain, and 7=Subfossil/fossil).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and NatureServe
Dataset Title: Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Original Grids
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: raster, tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/species-v1-americas-bird-...
Start Date: 2005-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 1km
Longitude Resolution: 1km
Distribution Media: DVD-R
Distribution Media: Online Download
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-10