Data and Tools

Science Datasets

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: March 12, 2019

PAD-US Data Download

Download the Protected Areas Database (PAD-US) 1.4 data:

Data are available for download Nationally, by Region, LCC, or State/Territory boundary. Select your desired file type — either ESRI ArcGIS 10 Geodatabase or Shapefile. KMZ files are also available.

Date published: March 12, 2019

Species Data Download

Data available on this page comprise the CONUS_2001 data set. Specifically, the data is based on land cover conditions during 2001 for the conterminous United States.

Date published: March 12, 2019

Land Cover Data Download

Download data for the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 dataset by State, Territory, or Download by Landscape Conservation Cooperative. 

Date published: March 12, 2019

Conterminous United States Land Cover Data

Download Land Cover spatial data for the Conterminous United States (based on 2011 imagery)

Date published: March 12, 2019

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

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 ...

Date published: March 12, 2019

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

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.

Date published: March 12, 2019

Land Cover Data Web Services

Access web services for the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 data set. 

 

Date published: March 12, 2019

PAD-US Data Manual

For inclusion into PAD-US, data submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Areas meet the PAD-US definition of a protected area
  • Basic attributes for each protected area are included
  • Polygons (areas), not lines
Date published: March 12, 2019

Species Data Web Services

Species habitat maps are available in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS).  Each species’ habitat map or range map is a layer in the respective WMS, referenced by the species' common name (scientific name) species code and version.  At this time all maps are version 1 (v1).

Date published: March 12, 2019

PAD-US Statistics and Reports

These summary reports and statistics represent data from PAD-US 1.4 (2016). Statistics and summary reports on PAD-US 2.0 (2018) data are currently being developed and will be available for download soon.

Date published: March 12, 2019

PAD-US Data History

Current version 2.0 — Released September 2018.
Access to all version history of PAD-US data starting with Version 1. 

Date published: March 11, 2019

3DEP Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) FY19 Awards List

3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 2019 Awards