Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

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Date published: February 21, 2019
Status: Active

Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems-Study Sites

Estuaries are dynamic environments where complex interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, watershed, ecosystems, and human infrastructure take place. They serve as valuable ecological habitat and provide numerous ecosystem services and recreational opportunities. However, they are modified by physical processes such as storms and sea-level rise, while anthropogenic impacts such as nutrient...

Date published: February 19, 2019
Status: Active

Sea Level Change

An interactive guide to global and regional sea level rise scenarios for the United States.

Date published: February 14, 2019
Status: Active

Species Vision

Our goal is to build species range and predicted habitat maps to support state, regional, and national biodiversity assessments for the conservation status of native vertebrate species and to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities. These data are intended to describe patterns of species geographic location and basic habitat associations.

Contacts: Kevin J Gergely, PhD, Alexa McKerrow, PhD, Steve Williams, Matt Rubino, Nathan Tarr
Date published: February 14, 2019
Status: Active

PAD-US Data-Stewards

PAD-US is developed in partnership with many organizations, including coordination groups at the federal level, lead organizations for each state and a number of national and other nongovernmental organizations whose work is closely related to PAD-US. This page details those relationships.

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

PAD-US Vision

What if you could find the location of any park or protected open space in the United States? By zooming in on a map you could see detailed boundaries and all nearby protected lands, and you could analyze these data to inform decisions about conservation, recreation, or land use planning. 

Contacts: Kevin J Gergely, PhD, Julie Prior-Magee, Lisa Johnson, Mason Croft, Mackenzie Case
Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Introduction to the PAD-US Viewer

Administered by the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Project, the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the nation’s official inventory of public open space and private protected areas.

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Land Cover Vision

The goal of the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 data is to provide accurate, seamless data on the vegetation and land cover of the United States. The map legend based on NatureServe’s ecological system classification scheme provides detailed information on the vegetation types at a plant community level. 

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Gap Analysis Example Applications

Learn about some of the ways Gap Analysis in being applied.

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

The Gap Analysis Process and Importance

A Gap Analysis consists of mapping three data layers — land cover, predicted distributions of vertebrate species, and a stewardship layer depicting both location and conservation status of protected areas. This data is then assessed to determine how much of a target species’ (plant or animal) habitat is in conserved areas.

Contacts: Kevin J Gergely, PhD, Alexa McKerrow, PhD, Julie Prior-Magee, Lisa Johnson, Mason Croft, Anne Davidson, Leah Dunn, Mackenzie Case, Curtis Belyea, Matt Rubino, Nathan Tarr, Steve Williams, Ken Boykin, PhD
Date published: February 12, 2019
Status: Active

Land Cover Data Overview

Terrestrial Ecosystems Data and Modeling

Date published: February 12, 2019
Status: Active

Protected Areas Data Overview

PAD-US is America’s official national inventory of U.S. terrestrial and marine protected areas (List of National Geospatial Data Assets) that are dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural, recreation and cultural uses, managed for these purposes through legal or other effective...

Date published: February 10, 2019
Status: Active

Introduction to the Land Cover Viewer

The Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems Viewer allows the user to explore the land cover data for the conterminous United States.