NCAD - North American Conservation Areas DatabaseEntry ID: Canada_ERIN_NCAD
Abstract: NCAD represents conservation areas in North America (Canada, USA and
Mexico) represented as point locations. The database contains
attributes such as designation, IUCN categories, management authority,
year of establishment, hectares size, North American Ecological Region
Level 1, North American Ecological Region Level 2 and other items.
When using NCAD, there are some important considerations to ... note. For
example, there are considerations pertaining to the accuracy,
completeness and intent of the NCAD data. Please refer to the summary
report that accompanies the database.
It is available as an ArcInfo export format file (.e00) as well as a
MS Access file (.mdb).- To report on the status of conservation areas
in North America. - To assist jurisdictions and organizations in the
development of conservation areas strategies. - To provide
governments, non-governmental organizations and industries with
conservation areas indicators. - To assist agencies and groups in
advancing strategies devoted to biodiversity and conservation planning
and natural area protection.
The main sources of these databases are:
(`1) United States Managed Areas Database: McGhie, Gavin R. (1996)
'Creation of a Comprehensive Managed Areas Spatial Database for the
Conterminous United States'. Summary Project Technical Report
NASA-NAGW-1743. Remote Sensing Research Unit, University of
California, Santa Barbara.
(2) Mexican Protected Areas Database: Ordonez, Maria de Jesus and
Flores, Oscar (1995) 'Areas Naturales Protegidas'. Serie de Cuadernos
de Conservacion No. 4. Pronatura. Mexico, D.F.
(3) Canadian Conservation Areas Database (CCAD): Canadian Council on
Ecological Areas (1999) 'Canadian Conservation Areas Database'. Ottawa
Spatial Data Organization Information -
Indirect Spatial Reference: country, jurisdiction and ecological region
Direct Spatial Reference: Point location
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ERIN Consulting Ltd.
Dataset Title: NCAD - North American Conservation Areas Database
Dataset Release Date: 20000331
Dataset Release Place: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dataset Publisher: ERIN Consulting Ltd.Online Resource: http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/download/Tabular/NCAD/
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2000-03-27
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge Canadian Plains Research Center, Canadian Council of Ecological
Areas and ERIN Consulting Ltd.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: erin at sk.sympatico.ca
Suite 215, 1055 Park St.
Province or State: Saskatchewan
Postal Code: S4N 5H4
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-03-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-23