REGION 4 CUMULATIVE SIGNIFICANT ECOLOGICAL AREAS
GEODATASET NAME(s): seax GEODATASET TYPE: grid GEODATASET FEATURE: polygon
DATA SOURCE(S):       Varied.
SCALE OF ORIGINAL SOURCE MAPS:       90m x 90m
DATE OF AUTOMATION OR SOURCE:       1 May 2000
GEODATASET EXTENT:       EPA Region 4
CELL SIZE:       90m x 90m
COL ITEM NAME WIDTH OUTPUT TYPE N.DEC ALT. NAME 1 VALUE 4 10 B - 5 COUNT 4 10 B - FEATURE ATTRIBUTE TABLES CODES AND VALUES: ITEM DESCRIPTION VALUE 0 Not significant ecological area 1 Significant ecological area
The Southeastern Ecological Network integrates and connects existing conservation areas and currently unprotected areas of high ecological significance, and this information can be used in concert with other information on conservation priorities to develop a more integrated regional landscape protection strategy. For a detailed description of the data used, analytical methods, and modeling process, see: "Final Report Southeastern Ecological Framework". A digital version of this report in pdf format is be available on the web at www.geoplan.ufl.edu/epa.
Please note that this dataset is the unmodified results of the model before review by other scientists and conservationists.
It should also be considered that this dataset is at a resolution of 90 meters (90 m X 90 m cells), which is approximately 2 acre squares. Therefore, users should not expect great accuracy at high resolutions. The modeling and identification efforts of a statewide ecological network is intended to serve as a general basis for state level conservation planning. It may serve as an adequate framework or guide for regional and local conservation planning efforts, but it should be supplemented by more resolute datasets and analyses especially at the local level. The conservation/land protection process should also always include ground-truthing to evaluate sites in the field. In addition, this data is based on land use information that, by its nature, is outdated. It should be obvious that development continues at a rapid pace, and areas identified in the model results could now be converted to intensive land uses or could be converted in the near future.
Projection ALBERS Datum NAD27 Units METERS Spheroid CLARKE1866 1st standard parallel 24 0 0.000 2nd standard parallel 39 30 0.000 central meridian -83 30 0.000 latitude of projection's origin 23 0 0.000 false easting (meters) 0.00000 false northing (meters) 0.00000
Name: Tom Hoctor Address: GeoPlan Center, University of Florida 431 Architecture PO Box 115706 Gainesville, FL 32611-5706 Web site: http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu