National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)

Metric GIS Data

NPScape metric GIS data are derived using published and authoritative source data in seven major measure categories (human population, housing, roads, land cover, landscape pattern, climate, and conservation status). A summary of the available years, spatial resolution, and geographic coverage by measure is provided here. To download the metric data, follow the links below and you will be prompted to download each as a zip file.

Population

The population data posted here are pre-generated seamless outputs derived using processing logic contained in the NPScape Population Analysis SOP/Toolbox. If Population statistics need to be calculated for a specified area of analysis, follow instructions in the SOP and use the appropriate Population Tool Input Data.

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Housing

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Roads

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Land Cover

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Landscape Pattern

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Climate

NPScape does not redistribute interpolated climate data. Standardized methods – downloadable from here – facilitate data access and analysis of the following metrics/variables:

  • AK and Canada, Mean, Water Year Mean, Percentile, Zonal Statistics [4 temp and precip variables], SNAP, 1901-2006 [monthly], SOP & ArcGIS Toolbox for accessing and analyzing data
  • CONUS, Mean, Water Year Mean, Percentile, Zonal Statistics [5 termp and precip variables], PRISM, 1895-present, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010 normals [monthly], SOP & ArcGIS Toolbox for accessing and analyzing data
  • CONUS, Mean, Water Year Mean, Percentile, Zonal Statistics [8 precip and snow variables], SNODAS, 10/1/2003-present [daily], SOP & ArcGIS Toolbox for accessing and analyzing data
  • World, Mean, Water Year Mean, Percentile, Zonal Statistics [8 temp, precip, humidity, sunshine, and wind variables], CRU, 1961-1990 climatologies [monthly], SOP & ArcGIS Toolbox for accessing and analyzing data

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Conservation Status

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