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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 both existing and proposed terrestrial protected area networks protect/would protect landscape-level biodiversity, which we represent as vegetation types delineated from remotely-sensed imagery. A comprehensive, standardized, and thematically appropriate map of [Central-American] vegetation and landcover types was developed by classifying AVHRR imagery (advanced very high resolution radiometer imagery -- 1 km2 resolution) using advanced digital image processing routines and expertise provided by a Central America Vegetation Working Group. The map identifies 17 remaining natural vegetation types. The classification accuracy of the map is estimated 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: 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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