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Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_PROARCA_CAMVEGLCCCS_1.0


Summary
Abstract: The Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status data set consists of GIS coverages of vegetation classes (forests, woodlands, savannas, shrubs, grasslands, wetlands, rocks, sand, soils, inland waters, parks and reserves) for Central America, derived from 1-kilometer resolution Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery. This dataset is produced by Proyecto Ambiental Regional de Centroamerica/Central America Protected Areas Systems (PROARCA/CAPAS), a conservation partnership of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Resources Group, Ltd. (IRG), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Winrock International (WI).

Purpose: To identify remaining natural vegetation types in Central America.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 19.0   S: 6.0   E: -78.0   W: -92.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Central American Commission on Environment and Development - CCAD, U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID, International Resources Group Ltd. - IRG, The Nature Conservancy - TNC, and Winrock International - WI
Dataset Title: Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 1.0
Dataset DOI: 10.7927/H4W37T87
Online Resource: https://doi.org/10.7927/H4W37T87
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-01-01
Quality Using a gap analysis approach, a map of existing and proposed protected areas was overlaid on the vegetation map to analyze the protection status of vegetation types.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Resources Group, Ltd. (IRG), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Winrock International (WI), and Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York hold the copyright of this data set. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
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Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-05


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