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

Abstract: The Birds of the Americas Original Grids of the Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1are 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).

Purpose: To 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.
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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
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27