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Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Family Richness Grids

Abstract: The Birds of the Americas Family Richness Grids of the Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1 are the aggregations of the Presence Grids data at the

family level. They are available in 30-arc second (1 kilometer) resolutions. The cell values represent the number of species in a particular family. The input vector layers were produced by

a consortium led by NatureServe. The gridding and grid processing are done by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Purpose: To provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species aggregations at the family level 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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
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Extended Metadata Properties
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