- To provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of mammal species distribution in which each grid cell is recoded to 1 (for present) or 0 (for not present) for use in modeling efforts.
- The Mammals of the Americas Presence Grids of the Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1 is a reclassified version of the original grids of the mammal species distribution maps of North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. The data include 1- kilometer presence/absence grids for individual species available in Geographic Coordinate System (GCS). The input vector layers were produced by a consortium led by NatureServe. The gridding and grid processing are done by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and NatureServe. 2008. Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Mammals of the Americas Presence Grids. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/species-v1-americas-mammal-presence. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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- Available Formats:
- raster, tabular