Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: 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)
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status
Edition: 1.00
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Palisades, NY
Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lulc-central-american-vegetation-cover-classification
Description:
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). To identify remaining natural vegetation types in Central America.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19920101
Ending_Date: 19930101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -92.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 6.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > MONTANE HABITATS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > URBAN LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MANGROVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: PROARCA/CAPAS > CENTRAL AMERICA PROTECTED AREAS SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Agriculture And Food Security > Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Climate > Rain Forests
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Forests > Conifers
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Forests > Deciduous
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Forests > Parks
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Forests > Tropical Forests
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Water
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Swamps
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Land And Freshwater Resources > Soils
Theme_Keyword: Barron Rock
Theme_Keyword: Broadleaf Forest
Theme_Keyword: Broadleaf Savanna
Theme_Keyword: Broadleaf Scrub
Theme_Keyword: Broadleaf Shrub
Theme_Keyword: Broadleaf Woodland
Theme_Keyword: Cactus
Theme_Keyword: Deciduous Savanna
Theme_Keyword: Deciduous Woodland
Theme_Keyword: Depression Dry Forest
Theme_Keyword: Ecoregions
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Forest
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Savanna
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Scrub
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Shrub
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Woodland
Theme_Keyword: Graminoid Grassland
Theme_Keyword: Herbaceous Wetland
Theme_Keyword: Inland Water
Theme_Keyword: Marine Reserves
Theme_Keyword: Moist Forest
Theme_Keyword: Montane Forests
Theme_Keyword: Needleleaf Forest
Theme_Keyword: Needleleaf Savanna
Theme_Keyword: Needleleaf Woodland
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Dry Forests
Theme_Keyword: Perrenial Grassland
Theme_Keyword: Pine Forests
Theme_Keyword: Pine-oak Forests
Theme_Keyword: Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Reserves
Theme_Keyword: Sand
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal Moist Forests
Theme_Keyword: Swamp Forest
Theme_Keyword: Thorn Shrub
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Maps
Theme_Keyword: Esip
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8920
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ciesin.info@ciesin.columbia.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SEDAC > Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
Contact_Person: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8920
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ciesin.info@ciesin.columbia.edu
Resource_Description: CIESIN_SEDAC_PROARCA_CAMVEGLCCCS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Transfer_Size: 3.06 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lulc-cen...
Access_Instructions:
Data download page.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000502
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121004
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8988
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@ciesin.columbia.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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