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
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Quality Duplicate measures of field parameters and laboratory analyses were collected
once per month at one of the nine sampling sites (see table 3) as required by
the Quality Assurance Project Plan (Piszczek, 2002). Data retention for water
quality assessment purposes is contingent on compliance with a
parameter-specific relative percent difference (RPD) as described in the QAPP
and table 4. Several data did not comply with the RPDs. A list of the results
that were deemed invalid (both field and laboratory measures) is provided in
Appendix C and this is noted in the data tables (Appendix B).
Access Constraints None known.
Use Constraints None known.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PDF
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (603) 430-0877
Email: nlandry at des.state.nh.us
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Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03301
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-05