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USGS GIS Tools for Conservation Planning
Entry ID: USGS_GIS_CONSERVATION
Abstract: The USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center has developed three
environmentally related GIS extension tools that were developed for
Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcView 3.x platform. These tools
are the CCP GIS Query tool, CCP GIS Clipping tool, and the CCP GIS Edit tool.
These tools provide managers and planners with the ability to rapidly assess
landscape attributes and ... link these attributes with species-habitat
information. To use the tools, the user provides a detailed land cover spatial
database and develops a matrix to identify species-habitat relations for the
landscape of interest. The tools are applicable to any taxa or suite of taxa
for which the required data are available. The user also has the ability to
interactively make polygon-specific changes to the landscape and re-examine
species-habitat relations. The development of these tools has given resource
managers the means to evaluate the merits of proposed landscape management
scenarios and to choose the scenario that best fits the goals of the managed
-The CCP GIS Query Tool (Query Tool) is an ArcView GIS extension. The Query
Tool uses a wildlife species-habitat matrix that is developed specifically for
an area of interest.
-The CCP GIS Clipping Tool (Clipping Tool) is an additional ArcView extension
provided with the latest version of the CCP GIS Tools CD-ROM. The Clipping Tool
allows the user to clip data themes and view summary statistics of the clipped
-The CCP GIS Edit Tool (Edit Tool) is used to alter the land cover themes of a
refuge to create depictions of future landscapes. The Edit Tool allows the user
to select specific polygons for changing to a new cover type.
[Summary provided by the USGS.]
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