Gap Analysis Project

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Date published: March 29, 2021

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) 2.1 - World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) Submission

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) - Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) - Gap Analysis Project (GAP) manages the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US), an Arc10x geodatabase, that includes a full inventory of areas dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural, recreation, historic, and cultural uses, managed for these purposes through...

Date published: August 12, 2020

Gap Analysis Project Species Viewer

The Gap Analysis Project Species Viewer is focused on providing access to species range maps and predicted habitat distribution models for species within the continental U.S. through an interactive map, allowing the user to explore the data. 

Date published: March 12, 2019

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Map Viewer

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S. This dataset is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the LANDFIRE Program.  The spatial data layer was created using Landsat satellite imagery and a detailed vegetation and land use classification system.

Date published: March 12, 2019

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Map Viewer

The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Viewer provides a spatially explicit inventory that lets any user explore the protected areas network anywhere in the United States and allows them to easily use this inventory in conservation, land management, planning, recreation and other uses. 

Date published: March 12, 2019

National Biogeographic Map

The National Biogeographic Map (NBM) is a project of the Core Science Systems Mission Area. The project’s goal is to provide a platform for analysis of questions about what species are where, how well protected they are, how vulnerable they are to stressors, and what management options will have the greatest benefit for conservation of biodiversity.

Date published: July 1, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project Species Range Maps CONUS_2001

GAP species range data are coarse representations of the total areal extent a species occupies, in other words the geographic limits within which a species can be found (Morrison and Hall 2002). These data provide the geographic extent within which the USGS Gap Analysis Project delineates areas of suitable habitat for terrestrial vertebrate species in their species habitat maps. The range m...

Date published: July 1, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project Species Habitat Maps CONUS_2001

Gap Analysis Project (GAP) habitat maps are predictions of the spatial distribution of suitable environmental and land cover conditions within the United States for individual species. Mapped areas represent places where the environment is suitable for the species to occur (i.e. suitable to support one or more life history requirements for breeding, resting, or foraging), while areas not...

Date published: May 13, 2016

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S. The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems dataset is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the LANDFIRE Program. The GAP and LANDFIRE produce data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, fire and...