Friday, December 19, 2014

Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World

Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world’s resources.  Scientists, land managers, conservationists, developers, and the public will use this map to improve regional, national, and global resource management, planning, and decision making. 

Clicking on the map will display information about ecological structure based on a framework of foundational data at 250-meter resolution using an objective data driven classification. Use this map to understand global ecological patterns and processes for wise planning and use of natural resources. 

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