Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_PROARCA_CAMVEGLCCCS

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Summary
Abstract: The Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status 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), Winrock International (WI), and is distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The data in ARC/INFO Export (ARCE) format are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).


Purpose: To identify remaining natural vegetation types in Central America.

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Geographic Coverage
 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
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: vector
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4W37T87


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >SWAMPS
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >SWAMPS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
PROARCA/CAPAS >Central America Protected Areas System    [Information]


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) and Winrock International (WI) and Trustees
of Columbia University in the City of New York hold the copyright of this
dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or
redistribution without explicit written permission from CCAD, USAID, IRG, TNC,
WI or CIESIN. Users should acknowledge CCAD, USAID, IRG, TNC, WI and CIESIN as
the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets,
derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. CCAD,
USAID, IRG, TNC, WI or CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and
notification of any redistributing efforts.


Keywords
CIESIN > Agriculture and Food Security > Vegetation
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Biodiversity
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Climate > Rain Forests
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Forests > Conifers
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Forests > Deciduous
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Forests > Parks
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Forests > Tropical Forests
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Water
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Swamps
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Wetlands
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Soils
Barron Rock
Broadleaf Forest
Broadleaf Savanna
Broadleaf Scrub
Broadleaf Shrub
Broadleaf Woodland
Cactus
Deciduous Savanna
Deciduous Woodland
Depression Dry Forest
Ecoregions
Evergreen Forest
Evergreen Savanna
Evergreen Scrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Woodland
Graminoid Grassland
Herbaceous Wetland
Inland Water
Marine Reserves
Moist Forest
Montane Forests
Needleleaf Forest
Needleleaf Savanna
Needleleaf Woodland
Pacific Dry Forests
Perrenial Grassland
Pine Forests
Pine-Oak Forests
Protected Areas
Reserves
Sand
Seasonal Moist Forests
Swamp forest
Thorn Shrub
Vegetation Maps
ESIP


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_PROARCA_CAMVEGLCCCS

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Size: 3.06 MB
Distribution_Format: ARCE
Fees: 0


Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF 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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-07-23

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