Data Layer: FWS Critical Habitat Spatial Data Specifications
You are invited to read the definitions of terms used in this data standard.
||FWS Critical Habitat Spatial Data Specifications|
||Draft specifications and procedures to standardize the creation, maintenance, and dissemination of Endangered Species Critical Habitat spatial data by the Service.|
FWS Critical Habitat Spatial Specifications. 2013, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program, Office of Program Support, ECOS Program, Fort Collins, CO. 20 pp.
|Historical Data||For information on past versions of this standard, contact the National Data Administrator, Branch of Data and Systems Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.|
Critical Habitat Spatial Data Standard – Implementation and Metadata Instructions. 2013, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 11 pp.
Environmental Conservation Online Home Page – online maps, map information and more.
||The standard provides guidance on the following topics:
The shapefile and metadata templates are recommended for creating critical habitat data.
Service personnel will use the Service's Critical Habitat Spatial Data Specifications for creation of critical habitat data.
||The Implementation and Metadata Instructions provides guidance on the use of a metadata template that facilitates compliance with the standard.|
||March 14, 2013|
|Data Steward||Martha Balis-Larsen, Chief - Office of Program Support, Endangered Species.|