National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)


At its core, NPScape delivers a suite of metrics that are considered integral to understanding natural resource conservation in a landscape context. Current NPScape metrics fall into seven major measure categories (human population, housing, roads, land cover, pattern, climate, and conservation status) that broadly address the human drivers, natural systems, and conservation context of national parks and other neighboring lands. NPScape metrics are summarized in the table below, along with the year, spatial resolution, and geographic coverage of the GIS Data. See NPScape Methods for important details concerning metric calculations, including source data and areas of analysis.

NPScape Measures Dec 2012

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