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Central American Vegetation/ Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status ()

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Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University
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Access: ftp
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This report assesses the degree to which bothexisting and proposed terrestrial protected areanetworks protect/would protect landscape-levelbiodiversity, which we represent as vegetationtypes delineated from remotely-sensed imagery.A comprehensive, standardized, and thematicallyappropriate map of [Central-American]vegetation and landcover types was developedby classifying AVHRR imagery (advanced veryhigh resolution radiometer imagery -- 1 km2resolution) using advanced digital imageprocessing routines and expertise provided by aCentral America Vegetation Working Group. Themap identifies 17 remaining natural vegetationtypes. The classification accuracy of the map isestimated to exceed 80%.
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Global GIS Database: Digital Atlas of Central and South America Digital Data Series DDS-62-A (2001)

Date: 2001
Creator: United States Geological Survey
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Scale: 1:1000000
Access: Web CD-Rom #008
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The Digital Data Series encompasses a broad range of digital data, including computer programs, interpreted results of investigations, comprehensive reviewed data bases, spatial data sets, digital images and animation, and multimedia presentations that are not intended for printed release. Scientific reports in this series cover a wide variety of subjects on all facets of U.S. Geological Survey investigations and research that are of lasting scientific interest and value. Releases in the Digital Data Series offer access to scientific information that is available in digital form; the information is primarily for viewing, processing, and (or) analyzing by computer
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